Diablo 4 leaks online ahead of beta, showing over 40 minutes of footage
Test images of Diablo IV has leaked, showing off a significant amount of gameplay from the upcoming action RPG. Diablo 4the latest in the popular dungeon crawler Diablo series, slated for release in 2023, with developer Blizzard Entertainment providing a constant stream of news and reveals to keep fans updated on what the game will offer. However, before a playable beta for Diablo 4gameplay footage of a test build of the game has been leaked online.
The Diablo The franchise has been a mainstay among Blizzard’s many franchises, a flagship title for the developer since the launch of the original. Diablo in 1996. However, with Diablo 3 which received a mixed reception at launch, and Diablo Immortalgenerally lackluster impression on longtime fans, the series’ reputation has suffered somewhat in recent years. Additionally, significant competitors have emerged in the action RPG genre, with titles such as Path of exile bringing together a large audience among the alumni Diablo fans and new players. Although the development team has released regular updates on what will be included in Diablo 4Like character customization, the game just announced a playable closed beta for the game.
Before the beta, however, Diablo 4 suffered a major leak. As reported by Gamer on PC(via Reddit user iV1rus0) over 40 minutes of Diablo 4 gameplay leaked online, showing a large amount of gameplay. The footage appears to be a recording of a private Discord stream and contains footage from a watermarked test build of the game. It primarily shows the player fighting and exploring as a Barbarian character, and contains audio of what appears to be a Discord call between two viewers of the original stream. The leak shows much more of the game than previously revealed and will no doubt prompt an investigation by Activision Blizzard into the source of the leak.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time footage of the game has been leaked, as footage of Diablo 4‘s Alpha Test has also been exposed previously. However, unlike the previous leak, which only showed snippets of menus and character creation, the most recent images show over 40 minutes of actual gameplay, including exploration and combat, offering much more insight. in-depth about how Diablo 4 will play. Along with the recently announced closed beta for the game, fans will get a much better idea of how Diablo 4 will appear when released in 2023.
While Activision-Blizzard will undoubtedly investigate the source of the leak and will likely do their best to prevent any future leaks, the footage could potentially spark interest in the game by giving fans their first major look at Diablo 4the game of. And while the developers would surely have liked to present the game in a more controlled way, similar to the reveal of Diablo 4of the Necromancer class, first impressions of the gameplay presented by the leaked images are leaning towards positivity, which is a good sign for the game’s official release. With a closed beta approaching, it remains to be seen if Diablo IV will be able to keep a positive impression until its release in 2023.
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Source: PC Gamer (via iV1rus0/Reddit)