The Vessel of Hatred Arriving to Diablo IV Next Year

jasonnieva November 06, 2023

A new expansion is in the works for Diablo IV and it's planned to be released sometime in late 2024. Titled as "Vessel of Hatred," it brings players back to the land of Nahantu where they once again get to explore the lush. It starts where the main story left off and focuses on Neyrelle, who struggles to control what could the worst possible travel companion, none other than the Prime Evil Mephisto.

This upcoming expansion is also set to introduce a new Class, one that's never been seen before in the franchise. More details are to be released next summer. The new expansion was announced during BlizzCon 2023 which also had updates for other Blizzard titles like Warcraft, Overwatch 2, and Hearthstone.

Diablo IV is the fourth main installment of the highly acclaimed Diablo franchise. It was officially released back in June and available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC through A version was made available on Steam back in October.

The game takes place in Sanctuary and is set 50 years after Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. This time the main antagonist is Lilith, the daughter of Mephisto. With the forces of both angels and demos now depleted, it appears that the time is ripe for Lilith to finally establish her power in Sanctuary.

Five Classes

To fight Lilith, players can choose from five different classes. There's the Barbarian which has the abilities to switch between weapons even while in combat. The Sorcerer meanwhile is an elemental mage-type characters which can wield different types of magic. The Druid on the other hand not only has access to earthen and storm magics but and shapeshift between human and werewolf, as well as werebear, forms.

Another class is the Rogue which makes an appearance since it was introduced in the very first game of the series. This class can alternate between bladed melee or ranged combat using a bow. Finally, there is the Necromancer which makes use of dark magic for its attacks and summoning.

Before the Vessel of Hatred arrives, it better to prepare and grind. Ready to face Lilitth?