Tuesday 11 July 2023

Diablo 3's Rebirth Feature Could Return in Diablo 4

Blizzard has hinted that Diablo 3's Rebirth feature could make a comeback in Diablo 4. Earlier this year, Blizzard confirmed that Diablo 4 would require players to create new characters each season, a decision that sparked widespread debate. Many believed this decision would not sit well with Diablo 4's more casual players.

This move, while controversial, is similar to how seasonal content worked in Diablo 2's ladders and Diablo 3's seasons. However, Diablo 3 had an additional feature that set it apart - the Rebirth feature. This feature allowed players to select one of their non-season characters and transition them over to the new season as a seasonal character. This character would have all of their gear stripped from them and be reduced back down to level one.

Blizzard's global community development director, Adam Fletcher, has acknowledged the community's desire to see this feature implemented in Diablo 4. "Rebirth isn't a feature in D4 yet," Fletcher said. "But we've heard this a bunch so the team is aware." While this is far from a promise, it suggests that Blizzard is considering bringing its Rebirth feature to Diablo 4 at some point in the future.

As for the seasons in Diablo 4, the first season, known as Season of the Malignant, will go live on 20th July. This season will introduce "decaying abominations," Malignant Monsters that roam through Sanctuary in a frenzy. Alongside Cormond, a former priest of the Cathedral of Light, a new questline will focus on tackling these new enemies. Cormond will train you to "capture the Malignant hearts" that are the source of the monsters' power, and "convert them into build-altering powers."

With a new boss battle, questline, and gear to get your hands on, this season promises to bring a fresh wave of excitement to the Diablo 4 community. Whether the Rebirth feature will be part of this new season or a future one remains to be seen. However, the possibility of its return has certainly added to the anticipation surrounding Diablo 4.