Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred DLC Announced at BlizzCon 2023

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Blizzard Entertainment has announced its first expansion for Diablo IV titled Vessel of Hatred, set to arrive in late 2024. Details for expansion were revealed yesterday during the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2023 where Rod Ferguson (production manager) and production directors Tiffany Wat and Chris Wilson, shared how players will enter a new jungle-covered, swamp-like region called Nahantu. The DLC will continue the story begun in the main campaign as players learn more about Mephisto’s sinister plans for Sanctuary. Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred will also see the introduction of a new class to the franchise along with new foes. Blizzard has said that it will share more about the upcoming expansion in the summer of 2024.

Per Blizzard (via official page):

“For our first Expansion, you’ll be taken somewhere more sinister than ever before—a place where hatred’s influence continues to strangle Sanctuary into submission…”

“Vessel of Hatred continues the grim tale that began in Diablo IV, as you learn the fate of the prime evil Mephisto and his demonic plans for Sanctuary. To do that, you’ll be visiting a region new to Diablo IV, known by the locals as Nahantu. With this continuation of the campaign’s story comes new ways to play, new evils to vanquish, and a brand-new Class never before seen in the Diablo universe. Vessel of Hatred releases late next year, and we can’t wait to share more about it with you next summer.”

From the sounds of it, Blizzard could be planning an event around DIABLO IV‘s one-year anniversary on June 5 to reveal more about the upcoming DLC. Presently DIABLO IV is in the midst of its Season of Blood update that began on October 17 while BlizzCon 2023 is set to wrap up at the end of the weekend.

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