On the occasion of Gamescom 2023, Blizzard will comment on the new content and the start date of the second Diablo 4 Season for the first time. The Season of Blood is themed on the rise of vampires in Sanctuary and comes with a variety of player convenience features.
Rise of the Vampires in Diablo 4
After a big shitstorm and various emergency patches, Blizzard dares a new attempt with the second Diablo 4 Season to win back the favor of the players. According to the developers, who have invested a total of more than 1.3 billion hours in the action role-playing game since its release in early June, there are said to be over 12 million.
The Season of Blood starts on October 17, as Blizzard announced on the opening night of Gamescom 2023. The focus is on vampires, new powers associated with them, and a new quest line. In addition, five additional endgame bosses will be introduced, which will carry new unique and uber-unique items.
New NPC companion and convenience features
In Season 2, Diablo 4 players will encounter Vampire Slayer Erys, a new NPC companion that grants characters additional abilities. Blizzard brings Gemma Chan on board for her. The British actress, known for Humans, Fantastic Beasts, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, lends her voice to Erys.
Finally, players can look forward to various comfort features, especially when it comes to the start of the Season of Blood.
- More efficient gem inventory management.
- Paragon Points, Skill Points, Potion Charges, and Obolus Capacity updates will now carry over into a new Season if achieved on a character from the Eternal or earlier Seasonal Realm.
- Changes to the functionality of status effects such as vulnerability, overwhelm, critical hit damage, and also elemental resistance.
- All of the above updates and the ability to obtain certain unique and ultra-unique items will be available in both the seasonal and eternal realms.
Blizzard promises more details about the new Diablo 4 Season over the next few weeks as the release date approaches. Until then, a new trailer should set the mood for the season of Blood.
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