Diablo 4 First Major Expansion ‘Vessel of Hatred’ Announced for Late 2024 Release

Diablo IV is set to launch its first-ever major expansion 'Vessel of Hatred' in late 2024, as revealed during the BlizzCon 2023 Opening Ceremony.
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The much-awaited BlizzCon Opening Ceremony kicked off with a series of exciting announcements, revealing future developments within Blizzard Entertainment’s various franchises, including the hit Diablo IV. One of the headline reveals focused on this fourth main installment in the Diablo series, which is set to introduce its very first major expansion called Vessel of Hatred, scheduled for a release in late 2024.

Blizzard has been notably tight-lipped about the specifics of the Vessel of Hatred DLC for Diablo IV. The first teaser trailer was very brief and only offered a glimpse of a vast forest that seems to be the setting of this expansion.

However, the BlizzCon Opening Ceremony did shed some light on what to expect from this expansion’s storyline. It was revealed that its campaign will continue the dark tale that began in Diablo IV, focusing on the fate of the Prime Evil Mephisto and his demonic plans for Sanctuary. In this brand-new story, players will explore a region new to Diablo IV and the lush jungle known by outsiders as Torajan and by locals as Nahantu, previously visited in Diablo 2.

With a fresh narrative set in a mysterious region, players can look forward to a variety of new ways to play Diablo IV and new evils. Even more fascinating is that Vessel of Hatred DLC will introduce an entirely new class that has never graced the series before.

Interestingly, leaks that emerged online a month ago purported to reveal details about the upcoming Diablo IV expansion. These leaks hinted at a title of “Lord of Hatred.” However, the official announcement clarified that, while the leaks were partially accurate, the expansion would indeed be called “Vessel of Hatred” and center around Mephisto.

The leaks further suggest that the expansion will introduce a new class called “Spiritborn” and a mercenary system that allows NPC companions to join players in battle. However, these claims remain unconfirmed by Blizzard.

Following the official announcement, fans are certainly eager to learn more about the Vessel of Hatred expansion. Consequently, it is expected that Blizzard will soon disclose additional information about this exciting Diablo IV release.

Shemiah Ruina

Shemiah Ruina

Shemiah is a gaming niche writer and an Electronics Engineering graduate at the Technological University of the Philippines. She plays a lot of RPGs and FPS games. She also enjoys watching movies and anime.

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