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Diablo Immortal Could Run Your Wallet Way More Than You Thought

Diablo Immortal may be a solid mobile version of Blizzard’s hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, but it’s no secret the game has been mired in controversy due to its egregious microtransactions. It was previously speculated that maxing out a single character could cost as much as $100,000. However, it now seems the estimate was very low, as the actual amount may run upwards of half a million.

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Diablo Immortal earned $24 million during its first two weeks of availability

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. App Store and Google Play storefronts report almost equal spending. Despite some controversy over the microtransactions present in the game, Diablo Immortal appears to be a monetary hit for Activision Blizzard. According to AppMagic data obtained by Pocket Gamer (thanks, GI.biz), since its June 2 release on mobile, the game has been downloaded almost 8.5 million times and players have spent $24 million on in-game transactions. The revenue is split almost equally between Apple’s App Store and Android, with $13…

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What Diablo Immortal Means For The Future Of Gaming

Diablo Immortal has been setting the internet alight with controversy. Every gaming website under the sun has a take about how the microtransactions ruin the gameplay and how Blizzard was ruining fans’ beloved childhood memories of Diablo. The game currently holds the lowest user score on Metacritic. Still more Diablo fans feel like this just isn’t a game designed for them. And they might be right. Despite its mobile origins, Immortal grew wax wings and flew too close to the PC gaming sun. For a loyal audience to whom Blizzard had pandered for years, that was considered unforgivable.

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Dude Spends $6000 On Diablo Immortal, Gets No 5-Star Legendary Gems

While there are some who can distance Diablo Immortal’s experience from its economy, there are plenty—myself included—who can’t. And sure, we could just talk about how shitty that economy is, but a funnier and more effective way would be for someone to actually start sinking some serious cash into the game and see what happens.

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Dude Spends $6,000 On Diablo Immortal, Gets No 5-Star Legendary Gems

While there are some who can distance Diablo Immortal’s experience from its economy, there are plenty—myself included—who can’t. And sure, we could just talk about how shitty that economy is, but a funnier and more effective way would be for someone to actually start sinking some serious cash into the game and see what happens.

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Diablo Immortal seemingly skipping release in Belgium and the Netherlands because of loot boxes

It looks like Belgium and the Netherlands will miss out on yet another major release. Diablo Immortal will reportedly not be released in two major European countries. Immortal is set to arrive this Thursday, June 2 on Android and iOS, with a PC open beta kicking off on the same day. But players in Belgium and the Netherlands won’t be able to join the fun. The reason has to do with the two countries’ regulations about loot boxes. The news was first reported by Dutch site Tweakers, which received a comment from an Activision Blizzard Benelux communication manager confirming that…

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Diablo 4 gets over 6 minutes of new gameplay footage

In a series of videos in a big new quarterly update, Activision Blizzard has shown off more Diablo 4 gameplay footage Blizzard’s latest quarterly update is takes us deep down into the hellish environments and dungeons of Diablo 4, showing off various biomes that we’ll be exploring in-game (whenever it launches). In an extensive new blog post, Blizzard shared a series of videos exploring the world of Diablo 4 – a world that’s clearly living up to the grim and oppressive vibe of its predecessors. As you may be able to tell from our video above (which merges all the…

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Diablo 2: Resurrected to get a bigger stash and much more thanks to feedback

By Dom Peppiatt 14 July 2021 10:19 GMT Blizzard Entertainment will be making some substantial changes to Diablo 2: Resurrected following feedback it received during the game’s technical alpha.If you played the Diablo 2: Resurrected alpha back when it kicked off in April and gave Blizzard some feedback on your experiences, chances are you’ve shaped a better final product.Blizzard has posted a very in-depth look at the various player reactions to the technical alpha and has detailed what changes it will make to the game before it hits PC and consoles in September. One of the most notable updates is the…

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Blizzard lost around 2 million players during the last financial quarter

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 20:36 GMT In Activision Blizzard’s financial report last night, it was revealed that Blizzard’s revenue grew 7% year-over-year (yoy), but that player numbers were down.According to the report, WoW Classic and World of Warcraft Shadowlands helped drive revenue with Hearthstone providing some help too.Watch on YouTubeGoing by the player figures, noted by Massively OP, it appears Blizzard has lost 2 million players across its games since Activision Blizzard released its Q4 2020 results.At last count, there were 29 million active users in Q4 2020. That number has dropped to 27 million for Q1 2021.Massively…

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Diablo 4 features enemy camps you can sack, interesting PvP, and customizable mounts

At BlizzConline 2021, the Diablo 4 team discussed enemy camps, the open-world, mounts, and PvP.In a What’s Next segment for Diablo 4, the development team showed off the Rogue class a bit more, and also discussed open-world aspects of the game as well as PvP.According to Blizzard, there will be plenty of exploration in the open-world, and with an open-world, the team can dive into how Sanctuary fits together, like the player being able to ride from Scosglen to the Fractured Peaks using mounts.One of the cools things about mounts, is there will be different horse breeds and other mounts you…

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Diablo 4’s latest class reveal is the Rogue

A reimaging of one of the first classes to grace the series, the Rogue, has been revealed for Diablo 4.Announced during BlizzConline 2021’s opening ceremony, the Diablo team showed off the latest class for Diablo 4: the Rogue, which is the fourth class to be revealed for the game alongside the Barbarian, Druid, and Sorceress. That leaves just one more to be announced.The Rogue is a flexible class, and the game will let you create the kind you want to play. You can customize the look, playstyle, and background of the character. This is the first footage of the game…

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Blizzard reveals full BlizzCon 2021 schedule

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 20:29 GMT What to expect from the digital event has been posted.Blizzard has posted the schedule for BlizzCon, which will take place entirely online this year. You can tune in to watch the show entirely free on February 19 and 20.As you know, the opening ceremony kicks off at 10pm GMT/2pm PT/5pm ET on Friday, February 19, with a look at some of the upcoming content that Blizzard has in development.After that, you will be able to turn into different channels to find out everything else the studio has planned.For WoW fans, on…

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 developer Vicarious Visions merged into Blizzard

Vicarious Visions, the studio responsible for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, has been merged into Blizzard by Activision – and could be working on a Diablo 2 remake.Activision Blizzard confirmed the merge to GI.biz stating that the Vicarious Visions team of around 200 employees will now work for Blizzard and will be “fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives.”This means the studio will no longer be a lead developer when it comes to game creation.“After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for some time and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized there was an opportunity for [Vicarious…

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Blizzard teases new Diablo 4 class reveal at BlizzCon

By Patrick Dane, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 14:53 GMT Diablo 4 will reappear in just a few months!Despite not showing any new Diablo 4 footage since the game was announced at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard has quietly been toiling away and releasing updates to fans.The developer has been revealing more about the game’s design on a quarterly basis in blog posts, outlining nitty-gritty details like progression and in-game systems.The last blog of the year has now been posted. It’s substantial, too, talking about things like feedback on the skill trees, legendaries, weapon types, item quality and a lot more.However, what about…