11 Jul

Benjamin Carter


During a recent developer update on YouTube, Blizzard Entertainment expressed that despite the expansive content of Diablo 4, they do not expect it to be the only game on players' rosters. Since its release last month, many players have already reached level 100, particularly with hardcore characters, within five weeks. This rapid progression has led some players to yearn for extra challenges within the Sanctuary, sparking feelings of being burned out or bored.

Season 1 of Diablo 4, set to begin on July 20, 2023, will introduce the Season of the Malignant quests and objectives, offering further content for players to delve into. The wealth of activities already available in the game, alongside the Seasonal Journey objectives, can furnish countless hours of gameplay. However, developers acknowledge that for some players, this may still not be sufficient. Diablo 4 developers have been proactive in incorporating player feedback, making adjustments to a number of things, including what carries over to Seasonal characters, and enhancing the gameplay experience in general. They encourage players to relish the game, even if it entails taking a break now and then.

Enjoyment is Key in Diablo 4, Says Developers

Joe Piepiora, the associate game director of Diablo 4, emphasized during the recent YouTube live event that the team wants players to derive enjoyment from whatever they choose to play. He highlighted that with the quarterly release of new Seasons, players can return to Diablo 4 to explore new content within the Seasonal Realms. If players find themselves experiencing burnout from the current content, Piepiora suggests taking a break to enjoy other games.

A New Season, A Fresh Start in Diablo 4

Season of the Malignant, Diablo 4's first Season Journey, starts on July 20, 2023, and will feature a unique storyline for the three-month Season. Each Season Journey requires players to create new characters, offering a fresh start that mitigates any fears of falling behind. Players who have completed the campaign once can always embark on a new Season at the same starting point as everyone else, even if they skip a Season.

In conclusion, Diablo 4 developers have fostered an open dialogue with their community, setting realistic expectations for gameplay and encouraging players to take breaks if needed. The arrival of a new Season provides a perfect opportunity for players to revisit the game. However, if players wish to take a hiatus for a Season, that is perfectly alright. Diablo 4 Seasons always offer a refreshing opportunity to rejoin the game whenever players feel ready.