Fact of the Day
Runewords were highly popular in Diablo 2. Runes were socketed into items to “craft” a runeword which would give that item different stats. They were planned for Diablo 3 but never reached the final game. In Diablo IV, runes and runewords make a comeback. To keep the game world consistent, Blizzard appears to have utilised the same rune names and some of the same icon imagery we saw in Diablo 2. We don’t know the eventual number of runes or exactly how they’ll function as that is still be revealed. Will there be different grades of runes, can they be removed or which items can they be placed in for example. Find out more in our runes & runewords section.
Latest Diablo News
Part 1 of yesterday’s adventures in the world of Diablo 1 with Elly and I left us ready for the Butcher. Part 2 is now available for your viewing pleasure. Well, we hope it’s pleasurable.
With the recent launch of PureDiablo, Rush and I decided that 20 years was a long enough gap for playing Diablo 1 and we should venture back into the depths. Neither of us have played it in all that time so going back was a little like playing it for the first time. It’s amazing how much you forget about the dungeons, monsters, items, and how the game mechanics functioned. Watch us revisit the game in this multipart series.
The rather tasty looking Diablo Lilith 24.5″ Premium Statue which was revealed last year came with a hefty price tag. The statue is quite impressive though and would look great in anyone’s room. There is good news if you still fancy this item, it’s now $100 cheaper.
Brandy Camel, AKA Nevalistis, has been guiding Blizzard’s Diablo community efforts for a number of years. Today she announced that she’s parting ways with Blizzard as a new job opportunity has come up.
The trailers for the first two Diablo games were superb for their time and really helped set the scene with some hellish imagery. Diablo games are meant to be dark and foreboding and the Diablo 2 intro cinematic helped set that tone perfectly. Now it looks even better thanks to some remastering work.
So far we have three classes announced for Diablo IV, all classes that have previously appeared in Diablo games. Blizzard has yet to reveal who else will be added to the roster or whether completely new classes will be added. Assuming at least one other Diablo IV addition is from the previous games, who would you choose to return?
Everyone should be self-isolating now as the Coronavirus spreads and Blizzard is no exception. They posted a quick update to say they were still working hard on Diablo IV despite the current situation. While that is not really news, we do have a new piece of concept art.
We are living in strange times right now with this COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you may have chosen to self-isolate which can be a lonely experience if you are on your own. Today we have kicked live the PureDiablo Discord channel to bring the community together and it will be a place for live Diablo chit-chat here at PureDiablo.
After many years away from the world of videogames and the Diablo franchise following the release of Diablo 3, the first Diablo fansite creator Elly returns to the fray for Diablo IV along with some familiar faces. The temptation was just too much.
Many of you probably don’t pay too much attention to what’s happening at Activision Blizzard when it comes to personnel but there is a change incoming. A new COO (Chief Operating Officer) has been appointed and he’s arrived from Google.