Monday 16 October 2023

Diablo 4's Season 2 Teaser Pulled After Players Highlight Error


Blizzard Entertainment recently faced a hiccup with their promotional content for Diablo 4's upcoming Season of Blood. A teaser video, intended to showcase some of the best quality-of-life changes coming with the new season, was taken down after fans pointed out several glaring mistakes and inaccuracies.

The Teaser's Troubles

The Diablo account, in a bid to generate excitement, posted a two-minute-long video on its Twitter/X account, urging fans to check out the forthcoming changes. However, the response wasn't what they expected. Streamer and YouTuber Raxxanterax, among others, was quick to offer "constructive feedback" after spotting several errors in the teaser.

Some of the mistakes highlighted included:

  • Inverted before/after map layouts.
  • A side-by-side comparison of an "improved" horse speed that appeared almost identical to its previous version.
  • A computation intended to demonstrate a 40% improvement in base XP was incorrectly added instead of multiplied. Moreover, the subsequent calculation was also erroneous.

In a video response, Raxxanterax humorously addressed Blizzard, stating, "I'm trying to build some hype for this season, but you're making it real hard!" He even jestingly offered to review Blizzard's promotional slides ahead of BlizzCon to ensure accuracy.

The Aftermath

Following the feedback, the tweet containing the teaser video was promptly deleted. However, Raxxanterax's five-minute response video remains available, providing a light-hearted look at the oversight.

Looking Forward: Diablo 4's Launch and Season of Blood

Despite the teaser's misstep, anticipation remains high for Diablo 4, which is set to launch on Steam shortly. The game has secured the coveted Steam Deck verification, ensuring compatibility with Valve's handheld gaming device.

Diablo 4's release on Steam Deck is scheduled for October 17th, coinciding with the debut of the game's second season, the Season of Blood. This season promises a plethora of new content, including:

  • A new vampire hunter quest line.
  • 22 fresh vampiric powers.
  • New monster types and variants.
  • A unique seasonal event.

Adam Fletcher, Diablo's global community development director, confirmed the game's Steam Deck verification, stating, "Diablo 4 will be Steam Deck Verified starting next Tuesday with the launch of the game on Steam and the start of Season of Blood!"

In conclusion, while the teaser's removal was a minor setback, the excitement surrounding Diablo 4 and its upcoming season remains undiminished. Fans eagerly await the new adventures and challenges that the Season of Blood will bring.