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Rumour: Diablo 4 will also have Paladin & Amazon at launch, beta in 2020, Diablo 2 Remaster cancelled

Last week, Blizzard officially announced Diablo 4. Diablo 4 will have a similar style to Diablo 2, and will be darker and grittier than ever. And while Blizzard has announced only three classes, it appears that two more will be announced in the near future.

This information comes from a leak about Diablo 4 that surfaced on Reddit four whole months ago. That leak got a lot of things right, like the game’s art style, its classes, its combo system and more. As such, it’s really interesting looking back at it (after the game’s official reveal).

Back in July, the leaker claimed that the game will have five classes at launch. These classes are: Paladin, Barbarian, Sorcerer, Amazon and Druid. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that Blizzard will reveal the Paladin and Amazon classes at a later date. Furthermore, the leaker claimed that we’ll be getting the Necromancer after the game’s launch.

What’s also interesting is that Blizzard has more likely cancelled the Diablo 2 Remaster/Remake. Instead of creating a remaster/remake of Diablo 2, Blizzard will focus on making Diablo 4 as close to a Diablo 2 Remaster as possible. This most likely explains the similar art style these two games will be sharing.

As the leaker claimed:

  • Blizzard will be treating Diablo IV as a reboot of the franchise. Those who wanted a Diablo II Remake and a brand new Diablo game will be pleased. Basically, it’s a combination of both for the modern era. Best way to think of this is the latest God of War that was released in April for the PlayStation 4 in 2018.
  • Diablo II Remake/Remaster was planned, but they later realized that it would be much better to give the franchise a complete reset and put majority of the fans requests into 1 giant package.

Furthermore, the leaker revealed some additional and interesting new information. For instance, a server will be able to host 100 players and players will be able to trade items.

  • You can trade items in the game with other players such as gold, basic crafting materials (but not special crafting materials as they are soulbound) and any kind of loot ranging from grey quality and all the way up to rare yellows. Blizzard is not sure yet what to do with Legendary items/weapons yet and if they should be tradeable or not as far as the game’s economy goes due to competitive fairness and end-game systems that have a lot of functionalities with the legendary loot.

Last but not least, Diablo 4 will be a GaaS (game as a service) with regular patches and free content. A beta phase may begin in 2020 and the game may come out in 2021.

As said, take everything you read with a grain of salt. Still, it’s worth reminding you that the leaker was spot on about the initial details of Diablo 4. As such, we are confident about this rumour. Question now is when Blizzard will reveal these new classes.

Stay tuned for more!