Diablo

Will there be any new Diablo content at BlizzCon? We didn’t get anything at Gamescom, but with the Necromancer proving popular I’m wondering if we’ll see anything from the venerable Diablo franchise at this year’s BlizzCon. We know it’ll be here in a few months, and we know from the recent earnings call that Blizzard was pleased with player response to the Necromancer, but we...

What hasn’t Blizzard revealed at Gamescom that you want? I know some folks really wanted a WoW expansion announcement at Gamescom this year. Me? I wanted some Diablo news. I’ve wanted new Diablo content since forever, and while we’ve seen the original Diablo in D3 and the Necromancer, neither of those are really want I would want. I want something — a new patch, an expansion, maybe even a...




Do you want Diablo 2 imported into Diablo 3? Let’s face it — as cool as Diablo was, Diablo 2 was the most popular and fan loved installment in the series. Even people like me who prefer Diablo 3 — and there are a lot of us — know this. So once they announced the Darkening of Tristram, allowing you to go and play...

Diablo 3’s Patch 2.4.3: First look at The Darkening of Tristram It’s the 20th Anniversary of Diablo, and Diablo 3 has some plans in store for us all with patch 2.4.3, the Anniversary Patch. Though it was released on the PTR just after BlizzCon, the Diablo team just posted an official first look at what we’re going to get. Part of the celebration is the Darkening of Tristram, which...

What would you like to see Blizzard steal? Maybe the polite word is ‘borrowing’ but whatever, y’all know what I mean. I’ve been playing a lot of Titanfall 2 and one of the things I like about the game is its campaign mode. Quite frankly, Overwatch should absolutely steal this idea and run with it. You could even do two concurrent Campaigns —...

Know Your Lore: The loose ends of the Diablo story Diablo 3 left some pretty big loose ends that aren’t getting tied up any time soon. Just off the top of my head, there’s the true nature of Dirgest, Liria, Zei and the other gods of the Xiansai pantheon. And there’s the final fate of Leah, and the repercussions of the destruction of the Worldstone....




Heroes PTR updates with Ragnaros, Haunted Mines, and hero changes Where do we even begin with a PTR patch like this? I guess we have to start with the elephant elemental lord in the room: Ragnaros has finally arrived. If you want give the firelord a try early, you have a week to test him out on the PTR before the patch goes live on December...

BlizzCon 2016: Blizzard Watch Day 1 coverage That was quite the first day of BlizzCon 2016! People who were worried there wouldn’t be any news to talk about at this BlizzCon, I think your worries have been definitively answered. We here at Blizzard Watch wanted to give you a one stop place to check out everything we posted yesterday so you can...



What’s your favorite Blizzard franchise? BlizzCon is coming up next week and with it, the Diablo 20th anniversary, which got me thinking. Blizzard has made a lot of games over the years, some still going strong or establishing franchises that last to this day. Others (like my old friend Blackthorne) not so much. But over the years Blizzard has racked...

BlizzCon 2016 schedule
What kind of game should Blizzard put out next? BlizzCon is fast approaching. We have no reason to expect a new game from Blizzard — they have a pretty full slate, with Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, and World of Warcraft all in various stages of development and possibility of a new Diablo game bolstered by rumors about David Brevik’s return....

Is David Brevik working on a new Diablo title? If you don’t know who David Brevik is, he founded Blizzard North and helped create Diablo. Now, it appears he may be returning to Blizzard and the Diablo series in some capacity. Admittedly, this is based only on a couple of tweets he made recently. The first came on October 6th, when he tweeted a...

Know Your Lore: The legacy of Chris Metzen Earlier this week, Chris Metzen announced his retirement from Blizzard. He’s worn a lot of hats over the last twenty-three years with the company. Out of all those hats, the one he wore best of all was the one that had him spinning and shaping stories for every franchise Blizzard Entertainment has. It might seem...

Breakfast Topic: Has Diablo 3 been abandoned? The last time we saw content for Diablo 3 was in Jaunary. It’s hard to deny that the recent Season rewards have been less than overwhelming. (And Robin, the reason no one is ever just whelmed is because to be whelmed is essentially the same as being overwhelmed. The word means to be buried, engulfed...

Know Your Lore, Diablo: Khanduras The world of Sanctuary was born out of the desire for renegade demons and angels to find a place where they could be safe from the Eternal Conflict between Heaven and Hell. On that world, many kingdoms sprang into existence as the once-mighty Nephalem descendants of those angels and demons were changed by the power...

Know Your Diablo Lore: The Horadrim Who are — and who were — the Horadrim? Where did this secretive order of Mages come from, and where did they go? Why did their numbers dwindle to the point where one man could call himself the last of the Horadrim and be correct? And how did a new order arise? To answer these and...

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