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Diablo 4’s release date has seemingly appeared online

Diablo 4‘s release date has seemingly appeared online.

This is according to Twitter user Aggiornamenti Lumia, who has a proven track record of scraping the Xbox and Windows store back end in order to uncover confidential internal data.

According to the user, the game is set for release on June 5th, at 11pm, though Lumia points out that in some timezones this would mean a June 6 release.

The game, which will allegedly be 80 GB in size on Xbox, will release in a Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Ultimate Edition.

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It was reported earlier this year by Window’s Central that the game would release in April. This report received pushback from members of the Diablo team, however, no firm date has been revealed.

A new trailer and a release date announcement are expected at Thursday’s The Game Awards. Diablo’s social media channels are currently running a “Lilith is coming” social media campaign teasing an upcoming announcement, which is expected later this week.

Diablo 4 has been running several private betas, most of which have been friends and family only. However, this hasn’t stopped large portions of the beta from being streamed online. 

As more information on the game has been released, the game’s director and associate game director have consistently stressed that players won’t be able to spend real money to upgrade their character’s abilities.

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Players will start with a new character every season, shifting the Diablo franchise towards a live service model. It’s understood that there will still be microtransactions of some kind, but they won’t be tied to player progression following the poisonous reaction to Diablo Immortal.

Diablo Immortal was released on June 2 on iOS and Android, and as an open beta on PC, but quickly saw a negative reception for its heavy focus on microtransactions.

In June, Diablo Immortal gained the dubious honour of having the lowest user rating in the history of Metacritic.

This included a report published during the game’s opening weekend that calculated that it could cost players up to $110,000 to fully upgrade a character in the game.

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