BlizzCon 2019: Diablo Immortal Reveals New Features

New features coming.
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Despite what happened at last year's BlizzCon, it appears Blizzard is moving forward with its mobile game Diablo Immortal. Specifically, new features arriving to the game have been announced, including Ultimates and the new equipment system.

If this sounds new to you, Diablo Immortal is a mobile MMO ARPG that will be released for both iOS and Android devices. According to Blizzard, it has everything that people have grown to love about Diablo. This includes monsters to slay, loot to collect, and powerful classes to play as.

For this year's BlizzCon, new features introduced in Diablo Immortal include:

  • Ultimate Abilities
    • Each class comes with an Ultimate that can be charged using basic attacks. Once fully-charged, players can then activate their chosen Ultimate to enhance their basic attack.
  • Equipment system
    • There are skill-altering Legendary items. Players can choose to turn their fireball into an icy orb or even change how the skill Exploding Palm targets enemies and hands out damage.

For Diablo Immortal, it's not just the change to mobile, but also the focus on multiplayer. While Blizzard assured everyone that players can still enjoy the game playing solo, it's going to have different multiplayer features like shared zones, full Guild support, and even four-player instanced dungeons.

In terms of story, Diablo Immortal takes place after Diablo II and before Diablo III. Players take the role of an original hero who allies with what is left of the Horadrim in order to prevent malevolent forces from reclaiming and controlling the Worldstone. So far, it has been revealed that six classes have been confirmed so far, which are Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard.

When Diablo Immortal was first announced last year, many of those in attendance thought it was a prank. When it was revealed to be an actual game, the next questions focused on the game being available to PC. However, when it was revealed that Diablo Immortal is exclusive to mobile, this did not sit well with many fans. For some, they were afraid that the game would become pay-to-win.

Blizzard has since said that their main focus right now remains on making a great Diablo game. They admitted that the business model, meaning pay-to-win, continues to be on the minds of many people. However, Blizzard assured everyone that while it remains too early to share details, the goal has always been to make a Diablo game that players will love and support.

What about you? Are you excited for this upcoming mobile game?

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