With its launch day getting closer by the minute, many players are eagerly awaiting to spend many hours into the night while slaying demons and collecting their spoils.
But in a game as deep as Diablo 4, it's often easy to feel lost amid the myriad of systems and multitude of events. Here’s everything you need to know to have a smooth journey when the game finally releases.
How Diablo 4 Seasons Work
Most popular ARPGs work in seasonal rotation, where every couple of months, a new temporary mechanic launches and players start fresh in a different realm.
Diablo 4 will be no different from its competition, offering a live-service type of support to many years to come.
That being said, to avoid falling into the trap of creating a sense of urgency, causing FOMO in its players and keeping an even competitive playing field, the official first season will launch late July to early August.
This will also make sure the Diablo community has enough time to see all there is about the campaign and learn the ins and outs of its combat.
Collecting Renown In Diablo 4
As you explore the world of Sanctuary, you might find these statues called Altars of Lilith.
After interacting with them, you will notice that your character acquires a certain amount of Renown, followed by some additional buff.
These points you obtain will accumulate, and once having enough, the player will start receiving account wide effects that will aid them in their journey.
The best part about these enhancements is that since they affect all of your characters, they’re also permanent for the duration of the season.
This is one of the many tools that will ease the leveling process, allowing players to roll as many classes as they see fit.
Those that choose to not participate in the rotational content will have the added benefit of needing to collect Renown only once.
Diablo 4 Hardcore and PVP
One feature that has also been a Diablo staple is its hardcore mode, where if you die, your character is lost forever, demanding a vast amount of planning and complete knowledge on the game's systems.
There is no way to revert players to the traditional softcore mode, so those that are not used to these kinds of games should stay away from it.
Making matters even more complicated are the Fields of Hatred, PVP enabled areas where players can go at each other while collecting Seeds of Hatred, a material used to acquire cosmetic gear or other competitive related items.
Gamers that opt into hardcore mode should be aware that its rules also apply in these environments, meaning that one is always at an even higher risk of losing all their hard earned progression.
Understanding Diablo 4 Endgame
The endgame is where players will spend most, if not all of their time playing Diablo 4.
Unlike its predecessor, the fourth entry in the series will give its users a multitude of different modes to engage with to prevent things from ever getting stale.
After reaching the level cap, gamers will unlock a capstone dungeon and a new World Tiers, making every zone even more difficult and with the added promise of better spoils, similar to that we saw in Tom Clancy’s: The Division series.
Once setting the world to these lofty heights, players will also unlock Nightmare Dungeons, even harder versions of every previously completed dungeon found while leveling.
Boasting over more than 200 instanced zones, these variants will be darker and accompanied by a wide variety of modifiers, making players think twice before choosing a place to dive in.
Diablo 4 Has Infinite Replayability
The reason why ARPGs tend to be so popular is due to how addictive they really are, and because of its legacy, Diablo 4 will be no different.
Hopefully, this guide helped you figure out how you want to spend your time with its multiple modes once the title finally drops.
Diablo 4 will be accompanied by a wide variety of modifiers, making players think twice before choosing a place to dive in.