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"There will be no salvation in the light."

- Tagline(src)

Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred
Vessel of Hatred logo
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Team 3
Publisher(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Released October 8, 2024[1]
Genre(s) Action roleplaying
Platform(s) PC
Xbox One/Series X & S
PlayStation 4 & 5
Steam Deck
Input methods Keyboard & mouse
Controller

Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred is the upcoming first expansion of Diablo IV. It was announced at BlizzCon 2023.[2]

Plot[]

"We have each played a part in what has happened here. You abdicated your choice to this...child. And with every step she takes, I grow stronger. There will be no salvation in the Light."

Vessel of Hatred is set in Nahantu,[3] and takes place in 1336. It focuses on Mephisto and his designs for Sanctuary.[2] His fate, as well as Neyrelle's, will be revealed over the course of the expansion's storyline.[4] Isolation, and the effects it has on people, is the game's primary theme.[5]

Gameplay[]

Spiritborn

The Spiritborn

To play Vessel of Hatred, players do not have to complete the base campaign of Diablo IV. If they so choose, they can watch a recap video before diving straight in. The game will add the following:

Special Editions[]

Vessel of Hatred has an ultimate and deluxe edition. Each edition comes with the following perks:

  • Deluxe
    • Alkor, Snow Leopard Pet
    • Hratli, Canine Pet
    • Mother's Lament (Diablo Immortal legendary gem)
    • Nahantu Veilwalker Spiritborn Armor
    • Nahantu War-Cat Mount and Armor Bundle
    • One Premium Battle Pass Token
  • Ultimate
    • All Deluxe Edition perks
    • 3,000 Platinum
    • Nahantu Unearthed Armor Bundle (5 class armor sets)
    • Nahantu town portal
    • Natalya, Tiger Pet
    • Wings of the Faith cosmetic[7]


Development[]

Vessel of Hatred is designed to contrast with the darker tones of the base game.[4]

The developers deliberated whether to reintroduce a classic class from previous games or create a new one. Ultimately, they decided to go with the latter.[4]

Prior to its official reveal at BlizzCon 2023, datamining indicated the name of the expansion was "Lord of Hatred."[10]

References[]

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