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.”
“We’re also sharing a first look at our equipment system, including the first batch of skill-altering Legendary items. Turn your Scorch’s burning fireball into an icy Frozen Orb, change up how Exploding Palm targets foes and dishes out damage, or transform deadly arrows into grenades when using Strafe.”
The Beta and Launch date for Diablo Immortal are still unknown. However, the provided a small hint at what to expect post-launch:
“Diablo Immortal is planned from the ground up for ongoing content and events. After launch, expect continued support and regular content updates including balance changes, new zones, dungeons, bosses, loot, additional stories, and even new classes!”
Diablo® Immortal™ is a full-fledged Blizzard quality mobile MMO ARPG Diablo experience that you can take with you anywhere. It features gorgeous visuals, persistent online play, new environments, Legendary loot and the quintessential Diablo combat players want. Diablo Immortal is a AAA, high-fidelity, full-featured, and uncompromising demon-slaying experience that you can play alone or with others.
Battle Against Hellspawn as the Demon Hunter
Enjoy quintessential Demon Hunter gameplay as you get to experience this iconic class—for the first time in Diablo Immortal. Unleash Hatred on hordes of demons, Strafe your enemies while outmaneuvering them, bound over and through enemies with Daring Swing, and shower the battlefield with Rain of Vengeance.
Discover Familiar and Brand-New Locations and Events in Sanctuary
The adventure of Diablo Immortal starts in the small town of Wortham, a cozy location first seen in Diablo III. After arriving on the nearby the docks, heroes will journey through a corrupted forest to the town center where their adventure begins. Near the birthplace of Queen Asylla, Ashwold Cemetery is where her remains were interred after her death at the hands of her maddened husband, King Leoric.
Unique Ultimate Abilities for Each Class
Players can now unleash powerful Ultimate Abilities for each class as they combat hordes of demons. Ultimate Abilities are based on and charged by the Basic attacks of each class. Players will need to be strategic and savvy when in the heat of battle; decide when and where you need an extra burst of power to take down powerful bosses or big swarms of enemies.
Barbarian: Blood and Fury -- Empowers the Lacerate ability by increasing its attack range, repelling enemies, and providing reinvigorating life steal with each hit.
Demon Hunter: Bullet Rain -- Empowers the Crossbow Shot ability by allowing it to hit multiple enemies with each attack and increasing your movement speed.
Monk: Lightning Flux -- Empowers the Fists of Thunder ability by allowing you to teleport to new targets and generating a thunderstorm whenever an enemy is defeated.
Wizard: Full Power -- Empowers the Electrocute ability by increasing the number of targets the electricity can bounce to and allowing you to continue movement while attacking.
Collect Powerful Legendaries to Command Unique Abilities
New Legendary items carry the potential to completely reimagine the powerful skills your character has at their disposal. Change how a skill targets enemies, channel new elemental energy types, or even add entirely new effects through an astonishing array of awesome armaments.
Diablo Immortal will be Armed to the Teeth with a Full Array of Features
Diablo Immortal comes fully loaded with a robust list of features including Guilds, Greater Rifts, Multiplayer Dungeons, brand new zones, an updated Paragon system, in-depth inventory management, character skill selection, and more! There are many hours of dungeon crawling, demon slaying, and loot hoarding to be had.
Wortham: The adventure of Diablo Immortal starts in the small town of Wortham, a cozy location first seen in Diablo III. After arriving on the nearby the docks, heroes will journey through a corrupted forest to the town center where their adventure begins.
Ashwold Cemetery: Near the birthplace of Queen Asylla, Ashwold Cemetery is where her remains were interred after her death at the hands of her maddened husband, King Leoric. Journey through the crypts and ancient manor, face off against the rampaging undead, and—if you're lucky—encounter the Haunted Carriage traveling across the cemetery.
Dark Wood: Last explored in Diablo II, the Dark Wood has grown increasingly dangerous in the intervening years. A forgotten evil is returning to strength within the shadowed forest, ready to challenge those who might dare tread within.
Read the short FAQ update here.