Blizzard has not been quiet about Diablo 4’s Season, which are bog standard mechanics introduced with all ARPG games. We know Diablo 3 has had over 20 in its lifetime, and Diablo Immortal gets one monthly. Meanwhile, Path of Exile gets one every other month. However, Blizzard has been very communicative in advance about how D4’s Seasons work, so, here’s everything we know about Diablo 4’s Seasons.
Diablo 4 Seasons Explained
In Blizzard’s eyes:
“Seasons will introduce fresh concepts and ideas into the world of Sanctuary, for all wanderers to enjoy while simultaneously iterating upon your baseline experience. - Blizzard , May 10th, 2023”
So, every Diablo 4 season will add additional gameplay features, typically in the form of affixes or seasonal focuses, questlines, featuring characters we have already met in the main storyline, and new ones still to come. Each season will also come with a battle pass, and you can also experience seasons via the seasonal journal, which offers tasks and objectives to complete, essentially serving as ways to progress the battle pass.
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Moreso, each new season in Diablo 4 will likely come with new legendary affixes for your Codex of Power. Some may be more general, while others may be class specific. Typically, affixes come from dungeons, which could mean new dungeons to explore or some other content we have not experienced. They will also more than likely come with balance changes, as we have seen with the adjustments made to the Druid, Sorc, and Necromancer from open beta to launch. Expect to see skills, talents, legendaries and more nerfed and buffed over the course of Diablo 4’s lifespan. This means we will need to update our Diablo 4 Tier List often.
Also, Blizzard is allowing players to play seasonal characters. Like in other ARPGS, players can make specific characters targeted for that season, with them having their own banking of currencies and gameplay. Once the season ends, they will become non-season characters, and return to your pool of characters you already own. This will give you specific challenges for that season if you so wish to partake in that content. For those who want more permanent characters, you can make normal characters, but, you will not be able to experience new content designed for that season, as it only has the base game content, an anything else added to that content.
Diablo 4 Season Length
Blizzard has mentioned that they want four seasons a year. This means that you will likely get a season every three months. The first season will begin around mid to late July, which is still to be decided, so that likely means that the seasonal cycle will be around July, October, January, and April, and then repeat. However, things can change at Blizzard’s discretion, since the game technically launches at the start of June 2023.
So, it means you will have plenty of time each season to do the challenges you want to do. Whether that is to level up several character and reach max level over the course of hundreds of hours for seasonal characters, complete the premium battlepass, or other challenges you have set for yourself.
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