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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

BlizzCon 2019 Diablo 4: Unveiled Panel Transcript

Luis: Hello, BlizzCon. My name is Luis Barriga — game director for Diablo 4.

Tiffani: My name is Tiffani Wat — senior producer on Diablo 4.

John: My name is John Mueller — art director on Diablo 4. Wow. What’s up? We are here.

Luis: We can finally say it.

John: I know, right?

Tiffani: We can finally talk about Diablo 4.

John: Yea, it’s been a long time.

Luis: Can we just take a minute to just recognize how stacked this BlizzCon is? Overwatch 2, Shadowlands, Battlegrounds, Diablo 4. I am kinda jealous of you, guys. For sure.

BlizzCon 2019 Diablo IV: Unveiled Panel Transcript

BlizzCon 2019: The Diablo IV Legendary Loot

David Kim mentioned in one of the interviews that the Diablo IV Legendary loot seen in the demo was set to drop from specific locations. Usually at the beginning in the Corbach Crypts, from the world boss: Ashava the Pestilent, or from the Garan Hold dungeon. That it would be different in beta and the shipped game.

That might explain why the same loot would drop from the tough world boss and the trash mobs. I watched over 5 hours of Diablo IV gameplay livestreams, and took screenshots of all the legendaries I saw, including those that repeated to compare their stats. Let me know what you think, and what you would like to see in Diablo IV.

The developers really want to hear your feedback and welcome new ideas as well. I can forward them to our Blizzard Entertainment contact.

BlizzCon 2019: Diablo IV Sorceress Skills and Talent Tree

The Sorceress feels very powerful with her skill kit devastating large groups of enemies with a meteor, or becoming immune and chain lightning everything in her path.

SORCERESS SKILLS

The Skills Tab looks similar to Diablo II. You can choose one out of a few abilities per Skill type: Minor Destruction (Left-Button), Major Destruction (Right-Button), Defensive (1), Conjuration (2), Mastery (3), and Ultimate (4).

Diablo 4 Sorceress Skills

BlizzCon 2019: Diablo IV Barbarian Skills and Talent Tree

The Diablo II Barbarian is back in Diablo IV along with his old-school skills and talent tree. Hello, Call of the Ancients! The Demo showed four customization options: Two different male and female variants that aren’t the same character model. The Barbarian was the only class that showed this variation, so it is logical that the other classes will get the same treatment when those are ready. That’s just what was available in the alpha demo build, so who knows how much more customization will be available in the shipped version.

 

Diablo IV Druid Skills and Talent Tree

The Diablo IV demo provided only two customization options for the Druid: long beard or short beard. The Druid has 6 types of skills: Basic, Spirit, Defensive, Wrath, Companion, and Ultimate. The player must pick one of each type to set the 6 Skill Buttons. Like in Diablo II, you assign skill points to any of these to increase their damage.

The Druid doesn’t have a specific shapeshift toggle. Some of the skills triggers a transformation to attack, switching between human, bear, or werewolf form.

BlizzCon 2019: Diablo Immortal Updates

I found very intriguing that Diablo Immortal was not mentioned during the BlizzCon 2019 Day 1 panels. Instead, Blizzard Entertainment posted a Diablo Immortal update article in the Diablo III website.

They provided a short FAQ. BlizzCon 2019 attendees can play a Diablo Immortal demo at the showfloor where they can test the Barbarian, Wizard, and Monk (same as last year), but now with the addition of the Demon Hunter. Attendees can play through the town of Wortham and the outdoor zone of Ashwold Cemetary.

Blizzad Entertainment added a new base game mechanic: Ultimate Abilities — “All classes gain charge for their chosen Ultimate by using basic attacks. Once this charge has been built up, players can choose to augment their basic attack for a short time in a face-meltingly powerful display of strength, guile, or raw magical potential.

BlizzCon 2019 Schedule Available

Blizzard Entertainment revealed the BlizzCon 2019 schedule and map — and there are at least four blank panels after the Opening Ceremony. The fact these were not specified means we should expect a mix of 4 new expansions, or at least 1 brand-new game.

It might be safe to make a decent guess that these are among them:

  • World of Warcraft expansion
  • Diablo Immortal
  • Overwatch content

BlizzCon 2019 Schedule

Gamestar ad reveals Diablo 4 Leak in The Art of Diablo

The internet has been echoing a leak found casually by Gamestar in one of its magazine’s advertisement for the upcoming The Art of Diablo — by Jake Gerli (Author) and Robert Brooks (Author).

Translated from German, via Google Translator:

“Featuring over 500 artworks from Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III and Diablo IV, this book features many noteworthy artworks created for the iconic action RPG of Blizzard Entertainment, which has given generations of fans everlasting nightmares.”

Diablo 4 leak

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