Diablo IV developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment has announced the game’s second season, which is set to launch on October 17. Called the Season of the Blood, the new season will feature vampires as its primary antagonists and players will be able to obtain new vampiric powers, take on a new questline, and more.
Blizzard has also announced that it has brought on actress and producer Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians, Eternals) to voice Erys the Vampire Hunter, one of the lead characters that players will encounter in Season of the Blood.
Diablo IV Season 2 will also introduce five new endgame bosses that will give players the ability to target specific Unique and Ultra Unique item drops.
Some of the other quality-of-life updates that will be coming in Season of the Blood include:
- More efficient Inventory management for Gems.
- Paragon Points, Skill Points, Potion Charges, and Obol capacity upgrades will now carry over into a new Season once achieved with an Eternal or previous Seasonal Realm character.
- Changes to the functionality of status effects such as Vulnerable, Overpower, Critical Strike Damage and also Elemental Resistances.
- All updates in the above and the ability to target specific Unique and Ultra Unique items as a drop will be available in both Seasonal and Eternal Realms.
Diablo IV Season of the Blood is scheduled to launch on October 17, 2023. The game is currently available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.