The Diablo 4 development team seems to have been in heads-down mode for some time, but Blizzard’s Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson has modified that with the news that the upcoming Diablo 4 Season 2 is filled with “a lot stuff” that the team will need two full deep-dive livestreams simply to cover all of it. With how quiet it’s been for the huge RPG game recently following its hugely successful launch, all eyes will probably be on what Diablo 4 has in store.
While Blizzard has continued to update Diablo 4 in recent weeks as we near the top of its first season, with Diablo 4 patch 1.14 rolling out earlier this week and a further hotfix bumping up endgame XP gains much more, the team’s lead developers have – for probably the most part – gone largely silent on social media in recent weeks, a change from their initial concentrate on regular communication led by frequent update livestreams and community ‘campfire chats’ to deal with the state of the sport.
Given the marginally lukewarm reception to the primary season, perhaps that’s for the perfect – if the team has decided to focus all its attention on ensuring that its next season delivers on all Blizzard’s guarantees and succeeds where the Season of the Malignant fell short, then a couple of weeks without communication can have been worthwhile.
According to Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson, that’s the case. “So much stuff in Diablo 4 Season 2 that PezRadar might want to host two deep dive streams to cover all of it,” he shares to Twitter/X. “It is sort of lots,” Community manager Adam ‘PezRadar’ Fletcher responds with a laughing emoji, adding, “I expect each streams to be around two hours.”
That’s actually quite the promise! As someone who enjoyed the early weeks of Diablo 4 Season 1 but has largely fallen off within the wake of games corresponding to Baldur’s Gate 3, Starfield, and the most recent Path of Exile league, my hopes for a more fleshed-out second season are actually high. Like many, I’m wanting to return to Diablo 4 – but there must be enough latest things to do, and hopefully some significant quality-of-life improvements, to make it feel value my time to come back back.
It’s been quite the period of radio silence otherwise – undoubtedly Blizzard is aware that lots rides on how this next season lands with the audience, especially if its desire for annual Diablo 4 expansions for the longer term is to succeed. We already know that the vampiric Season of Blood will feature five endgame bosses with more goal farming for Diablo 4 uniques and uber uniques, updates to break mechanics and the basic resistance system, and changes to gem storage and stash tabs to assist higher sort your inventory.
In the meantime, community manager Fletcher has continued to share updates and patch notes, in addition to sharing details on Diablo 3 Season 29 and announcing news of the Diablo 2 Resurrected Season 5 start date. While those are actually each fun, I really imagine that Diablo 4 has the potential to be Blizzard’s best game yet based on the muse the team has built – now it’s only a case of if, and when, they will deliver on that promise for the long run.
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