After the recent release of a well-received major patch for Diablo 4, players around the world are eagerly anticipating the game’s next big milestone: the launch of Season 1. The exact date for this long-awaited event will be revealed during a special livestream hosted by Blizzard this Thursday (July 6). Fans can look forward to an exciting showcase featuring Diablo Immortal and Diablo 4.
What to Expect from the Livestream
During the livestream, the spotlight will shine on Diablo 4 as the first season’s theme is unveiled, along with its official release date and a range of quality of life updates. Leading the presentation will be Associate Game Director Joseph Piepiora and Lead Game Producer Timothy Ismay, who will share all the exciting details and answer questions from the passionate fanbase.
Make sure to mark your calendar for the developer update livestream, which is scheduled to start at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST. The event will be streamed live on Diablo’s official Twitch channel (embedded below) and will also be available on YouTube for easy access.
New Season, New Character
While Diablo 4 players eagerly anticipate Season 1, there’s an important detail to keep in mind. To fully experience the new content, level up the battle pass, and take advantage of all the offerings, players will need to create a new seasonal character.
Existing characters will remain unaffected, allowing players to continue their adventures, but they won’t have access to the exciting new content or battle pass unlocks if they choose not to embrace the new seasonal character requirement. This might be disappointing news for some players, especially those who have already purchased the Deluxe or Ultimate Editions.
During Thursday’s livestream, Blizzard is likely to provide further insights into the length of the first season and address any concerns from players who may be hesitant about starting a new character with each season.
On a positive note, the battle pass cosmetics will be available for all classes, offering an exciting incentive for those eager to embark on a fresh journey in Diablo 4 Season 1.