Diablo IV Season 1 Launches July 20


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By: Jason Siu


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Diablo IV Season of the Malignant starts July 20

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Diablo IV’s first season, titled Season of the Malignant, is set to go live on July 20. The new seasonal content includes a new quest line that takes place after the events of the main campaign. Players will be introduced to a new character in Cormand, a former priest from the Cathedral of Light who is focused on stopping the spread of the Malignant. That means players will have to deal with Malignant Monsters throughout Sanctuary and Blizzard said any Elite will have a chance at spawning as a Malignant Monster. As a reward for defeating Malignant Monsters, players will receive Malignant Hearts that can be inserted into rings and amulets.

Although Blizzard was light on the details, it hinted that Season of the Malignant will also introduce a new boss monster, as well as new legendary and unique items, among other features. The new items will also be heading to the Eternal Realm for all players to enjoy. Diablo IV’s seasons will be very similar in nature to previous Diablo games, where players will have to start a new character from Level 1. The new Season Journey will take place over seven chapters, and ties into the Battle Pass.

The Season of the Malignant patch is expected to go live on July 18, two days ahead of the season’s launch. The new items and balance changes will be available on the Eternal Realm on that day, allowing players to get a head start in planning for the season.

It remains to be seen if these seasons will address some of our major concerns with Diablo IV, but we’re certainly going to give it a fair shot when it launches in two weeks.

Diablo IV – Season of the Malignant Announce Trailer

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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