In brief: BlizzCon 2021 started in spectacular style on Friday with news that makes certain to delight Diablo fans. On top of officially exposing Diablo II: Reanimated as a loyal remaster of the initial, Blizzard exposed a 4th playable class of character for Diablo IV.
The Rogue is a carryover from the initial Diablo, and can specialize in both ranged and close quarters combat utilizing bows and daggers, respectively. She mostly relies on imbued weapons, powerful combination attacks, deadly poisons and shadow magic to finish the job.
In developing the brand-new class, Diablo IV game director Luis Barriga said they used the original Rogue as a visual and dream beginning point, then blended in a few of their preferred elements from other mastery classes. They baked in some new ideas “that we felt particularly appropriate for the Diablo Rogue.”
” The class actually feels really fresh,” Barriga informed Polygon.
Blizzard validated previously this month during its earnings call that Diablo IV is not on its roadmap for release in 2021 (and neither is Overwatch 2).
Diablo IV very first broke cover at BlizzCon 2019 with three character classes in tow: Barbarian, Druid and Sorceress. A fifth character class is in the works and will be offered at launch, although when either of those happens is anyone’s guess.