Before I saw the Diablo 4: What's Next? video during BlizzConline, I was of the opinion -- based on what was said at BlizzCon 2019 -- that we would be getting five playable classes for Diablo 4 in total.
Before this year's BlizzConline, we knew of three playable classes in Diablo 4: Sorceress, Druid, and Barbarian.
So, we know Diablo 3 Season 22 starts on November 20, which means we'll get a couple of days before Shadowlands hits and we're all rampaging around the world of the dead.
We know that Diablo 4 is going to have some unique mechanics for each class, which is pretty awesome -- the Arsenal system for Barbarians allows them to switch between a massive two-handed club, a sword, even two weapons based on the situation, while the upcoming Enchantment system for Sorceress characters lets them place certain skills in a special Enchantment slot and transform an active skill into a passive proc.
Druids were first introduced as a playable class in Diablo 2, and they were an immediate player favorite. But they never showed up in Diablo 3, despite the suggestion that they might be added in a hero pack like the Necromancer. But now Druids are making their triumphant return in Diablo 4.
Diablo 3's Patch 2.6.8 continues the trend from 2.6.7 of adding new sets to the line-up with accompanying legendary item tweaks.
After a nearly 20-year-long hiatus, the Druid is back in the hands of players for Diablo 4 and was one of three classes in the floor demo at this year's BlizzCon.
If you liked the Barbarian from Diablo 3, you're going to like the Barbarian in Diablo 4, and if you liked the Barbarian in Diablo 2? Well, I've got good news for you.
In Diablo 4, players will be able to crush their enemies with the Barbarian, rip them apart with the Druid, and burn them to ash with the Sorceress.
With the 2.6.7 PTR, we're getting a look at new sets and items coming for Diablo 3, and while the new sets are focused on Crusaders and Monks, several legendaries are getting reworked based on feedback from Barbarian players to make them more desirable or interesting for the game's most angry class.