Fans of Diablo 4 were left confused and underwhelmed after Blizzard’s recent campfire chat at BlizzCon. While the event brought exciting news for titles like Overwatch 2 and World of Warcraft, Diablo 4 fans were hoping for more clarity about the future of the game.
BlizzCon’s opening ceremony did reveal an upcoming expansion titled Vessel of Hatred, set to release in 2024. However, it was the campfire chat on the second day that left fans disappointed. Many fans felt that the chat turned into a lot of “we’re not ready to share” statements, leaving them feeling unsatisfied.
To be fair, the chat did discuss some plans for the game, including the Midwinter Blight seasonal event coming in December and weekly leaderboards launching in January. But for many fans, this wasn’t enough. They felt that Blizzard missed an opportunity to capitalize on the positive feedback from the recent Season of Blood and to address criticisms about the unfinished state of the game.
One fan commented that the campfire chat felt like a “waste of time,” with the Diablo 4 team providing less information about an upcoming expansion than the World of Warcraft team did about expansions several years away. Raxxanterax, a notable Diablo 4 player who previously pointed out errors in the Season of Blood launch trailer, summed up the chat as a missed opportunity.
Overall, fans were hoping for more transparency and concrete plans for the future of Diablo 4. While it’s understandable for Blizzard to hold their cards close to their chest, it would have been a prime moment to ease concerns about the game’s development and show fans that they are actively working on improvements. With Diablo 4 being seen as an “unfinished” game by some, this was a chance for Blizzard to reveal more of their plans and address player feedback.