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Blizzard has officially announced Diablo IV’s first expansion, Vessel of Hatred.
Announced during BlizzCon’s opening ceremony via a teaser trailer on Friday, the expansion will release in late 2024.
“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,” Blizzard said.
“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.”
Blizzard said it will reveal more details about the expansion next summer.
In the less-distant future, Blizzard said the third Season of Diablo IV will usher in a new type of weekly challenge Dungeon called The Gauntlet, where players can compete for their Class ranking against other players.
Starting next week, Blizzard will introduce five unique, class-specific Rings that will let players tap into powers from Season of the Malignant.
Then on December 5, a preview feature for the Occultist will come to Diablo IV. This will allow players to see what affixes are possible, before spending gold.
The same day, Abattoir of Zir, a replayable six-week end-game event experience designed for players who have reached Level 100, slain Uber Duriel, and mastered all the other challenges Season of Blood has to offer, will begin.