Blizzard just announced Diablo Immortal, a mobile multiplayer online action-RPG. It is being co-developed by Blizzard and NetEase, and is up for pre-registration right now. But what exactly will Diablo Immortal play like? And what will be included at launch? We’ve got answers to these questions, and more, in this Diablo Immortal Everything We Know Guide. We’ll go over the possible release date, a look at what classes you’ll be able to play as, and collect all of the info released so far on the game. We’ll be regularly updating this page as more details are revealed, so be sure to keep checking back.
Diablo 3 just launched on Nintendo Switch. For a detailed breakdown of all 7 classes available in Diablo 3, be sure to check out our Diablo 3 Class Guide. For a look at the Nintendo-exclusive Diablo 3 content, head over to our Diablo 3 Ganondorf Armor Guide.
Diablo Immortal Release Date
Diablo Immortal was unveiled at BlizzCon 2018, right at the end of the main press conference. A ton of info was given out, but unfortunately we’re still missing a few key details. Release date is one of them, and while you can already pre-register to play the game, no info has been given as to when you’ll be able to do so. With talk of a beta, and gameplay footage already being released, we’ll likely hear more soon. When we do, we’ll be sure to update this page.
Diablo Immortal Gameplay Trailer
The best way to see for yourself what Diablo Immortal will be like is to check out the gameplay trailer released by Blizzard. We’ve embedded it above, so that you can see all 6 classes in action. It looks to be the classic Diablo action-RPG goodness that you know and love, though there have clearly been some system changes to accommodate the jump to mobile devices.
Is Diablo Immortal a Re-Skin?
Since being announced, Diablo Immortal has been the focus of a fair bit of controversy. Namely, accusations have been levelled at Blizzard, suggesting that Diablo Immortal is just a re-skin of previous Net-Ease games. We spoke to Blizzard about this, and they responded with the following:
Blizzard, in partnership with NetEase, has built Diablo Immortal from the ground up for iOS/Android.
Does Diablo Immortal Have Online Multiplayer?
Diablo Immortal is the upcoming mobile game developed by Blizzard and NetEase. It offers both singleplayer and multiplayer demon-slaying action. You’ll be able to partake in online multiplayer, on Android and iOS devices.
Diablo Immortal Classes
Diablo is all about its classes. Depending on which one you choose to play as, the game will feel pretty different, with different play styles suited to specific Classes. There are 6 Classes to choose from in Diablo Immortal, and you’ll likely recognize all of them. We’ve listed the Diablo Immortal Classes below, alongside a brief description of each:
NOTE: We’ve based the info below on the way each class behaves in Diablo 3. It’s likely that there will be small changes in Diablo Immortal, but generally, the playstyles will stay the same.
Diablo Immortal Barbarian
First up we have the Barbarian Class. If you like getting right up in the enemy’s face, then this is the one for you. Barbarian players need to balance powerful, damage-dealing attacks, with self-healing spells. It’s possible to use ranged attacks here, but mostly you’ll be focusing on direct hits. Definitely for those who like their action up-close and personal.
Diablo Immortal Crusader
The Crusader Class is a melee-focused affair, leveraging shields and heavy one-handed weapons. It’s also highly mobile, with movement spells which can be utilized to escape sticky situations. This Class can often feel like a tank, even though technically it is slightly quicker in that. With the right damage-reduction spells and careful planning though, the Crusader can be the hardy backbone to your squad.
Diablo Immortal Demon Hunter
Next up we have the Demon Hunter Class. It’s a tricky one to play effectively, requiring patience and a knowledge of crowd control strategies. The highlight of the Demon Hunter Class is its mobility, as it can dart around dealing high damage from afar. Whether you go for guns, arrows or grenades, the Demon Hunter can be a real blast to play.
Diablo Immortal Monk
Now, onto the Monk Class. It’s a massively flexible Class, and can be a great choice for beginners. Huge AoE spells and kung-fu style melee moves make the Monk an absolute joy to take on, an offensive build with a heavy emphasis on spells and sweeping mob-focused attacks.
Diablo Immortal Necromancer
The Necromancer Class was the last to be added to Diablo 3, and has proven itself to be very formidable indeed. It makes use of dead bodies, bone-based projectiles and satanic dark-magic to control mobs of enemies. With the right spells equipped, the Necromancer can be a real asset to the team, especially where large groups of enemies are concerned. Not one for the faint-hearted, what with all the bone breaking and viscera-shredding, but a great choice nonetheless.
Diablo Immortal Wizard
Finally, we have the Wizard Class. This one’s all about putting out enormous amounts of damage, with huge AoE attacks and spells. The trade-off is a seriously hampered defense stat, so staying out of harm’s way is essential. Not the easiest class to play by any stretch, but very effective if used correctly.
Diablo Immortal Locations
From the info released so far, and the gameplay trailer we’ve seen, we’ve started to pull together a list of Diablo Immortal Locations. We’ve collected it all below, but rest assured we’ll be adding more once they are revealed.
- Library of Zoltan Kulle
Diablo Immortal Pre Registration
At BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard announced that players can already pre-register for Diablo Immortal. Those that do will be notified when the game launches, and of any beta runs that might be coming in the weeks prior. We’ve linked the pre-registration sites for iOS and Android below:
- Diablo Immortal Android Pre-Registration
- Diablo Immortal iOS Pre-Registration (coming soon)
Diablo Immortal Beta
As per a press release we received from Blizzard, there will likely be beta tests prior to launch. Other than that, there’s no further info on a Diablo Immortal Beta, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
Diablo Immortal is Set Between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3
Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo Immortal takes place between the events of Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. You can see exactly where it fits in, in the graphic below:
Diablo Immortal Enemies
From the trailer embedded above, it looks like most of the classic Diablo enemy fodder will be returning for Diablo Immortal. There are some new ones to check out though, which we’ve detailed below:
- Skarn, Herald of Terror - The demon known as Skarn, Herald of Terror—once Diablo’s most powerful lieutenant—is rallying a new demonic army.
- Diablo 2 Horrors - Several choice demons from Diablo II, like the sickening beasts known as Vile Mothers—complete with their razor sharp claws and deadly spawn.
Will More Classes be Added to Diablo Immortal?
According to the press release detailing Diablo Immortal, more Classes will be introduced “regularly”. Whether this means brand new classes or extras pulled from previous games remains to be seen, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
That’s all we know so far about Diablo Immortal. If you have any questions or queries about the game, be sure to leave a comment below, and we’ll be sure to check it out.