Rumor: Diablo 4 Announcement Coming at Blizzcon 2016

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A wild new rumor has Diablo fans speculating that a new game within the action RPG series is coming.

The news comes from a strange new die that came in a BlizzCon promo pack. What first tipped people off was the inclusion of the four-sided die, or D4 for short.

This die also has the wrong numbers on it. Instead of three number one’s featured at the bottom of three sides of the die, there are two one’s and a single four. That string of numbers is 114, or November 4th – the start of Blizzcon 2016.

Coincidence? Ridiculous tinfoil theories? Sound off in the comments below!

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  • Madbrainbox

    Maybe it’s for the best.While D3 is not as bad as many people claim this should never be said about a Diablo game.Not after Diablo 2.
    Also,fuck Diablo,give us Warcraft 4.

  • totenglocke

    The first step to making a great Diablo game is removing the fucking always-online DRM.

  • Master Bating

    “Give us Warcraft 4”
    It will be a social experiment MOBA with microtransactions
    I dont want anything by modern Blizzard

  • Master Bating

    The last step is playing Path of Exile/Torchlight/Grim Dawn

  • totenglocke

    Well at least the Torchlight games are made by former Diablo 1 / 2 devs.

  • Neojames82

    Also not making it look like Candy Land.

  • Mr0303

    Just don’t make online registration mandatory.

  • Madbrainbox

    Starcraft 2 is good.It’s even better than Brood Wars.Their RTS division is still top notch.

  • Madbrainbox

    PoE is the best in the genre right now.But since Blizz usually borrows ideas from all over the place I would not be surprised if they copied PoE.And nobody could cry foul at this because PoE borrowed a lot from D2.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    but… isnt PoE always online too??

  • It is, idk why people don’t complain about that…

  • Post Konami Kojima

    people saying remove the always online requirement, then recommend another game with an always online requirement

  • Madbrainbox

    One’s completely free.The other is not.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    One has microtransactions, the other does not.
    see, i can make irrelevant statements too

  • dogmentation

    There’s no way in hell that any sad, DLC & DRM riddled excuse for a Diablo game Blizzard shits out could possibly top Grim Dawn.
    No pun intended.

  • Rogar the Greater

    It’s also free.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    except that’s not what you people are complaining about

  • Rogar the Greater

    Yeah, microtransactions that aren’t required to play.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    again. we’re not talking about the price. why bring it up.

  • True

  • Madbrainbox

    People are complaining about many things here.If the game was as good as it should’ve been then online drm would be a minor complaint.At this point it’s getting trashed by a free game simply because PoE looks and play a lot like Diablo 2.

  • Persn Dewillavic

    With the recent David Brevik tweets too, “I want to believe”, but I am not getting my hopes up. If a Diablo 4/refresh does get announced though the Blizzard development team would have its work cut out for them when completing against Grinding Gear Games. PoE as of right now is the vastly superior ARPG and only has been getting better with every patch it receives.

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  • braneman

    Does “free” come with a really stable internet connection? If it doesn’t you have no point here.

  • lucben999

    I don’t agree with recommending PoE, I hate the online requirement too. I’d recommend Titan Quest and Grim Dawn.

  • braneman

    Auction House 2.0.
    Actually I wouldn’t put it past them to come up with “SC2 Macro Mechanics 2.0” and give us an equivalent of “spawn larvae” in Diablo for some asinine reason, it seems like the kind of un-fun thing they’d do these days.

  • lucben999

    I guess we will finally know how much damage D3 did, after all, D2 is really the one that sold all those copies of D3.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    thank god someone with common sense

  • Bob Smith

    It’s the only thing they have going for them still (until they fuck that up too), which is something I never thought I’d say about Blizzard 15 years ago.

  • Madbrainbox

    No.It means you don’t have to pay 100 bucks to play it.
    You don’t have to pay anything for it.

  • Madbrainbox

    I wouldn’t say “it’s the only thing”.I think it’s their best thing though.The rest of their stuff is decent.Blizzard shouldn’t be just decent.

  • OSad

    Man, sure hope we don’t get to kill Diablo again, for the fourth time.

    Can the fucker even die? I mean, I know about the head gem thing but can’t you just toss it over the side of a bridge or something?

  • Madbrainbox

    That didn’t work for The One Ring.It would have the same fate.

  • Because it did not have these massive problems when the most people could not play the game they paid for because lots of server problems at launch and the following weeks. + it is free.

    And maybe the better game.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    yes the launch was a shitshow. but that was 4 years ago. let it go.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    where the fuck are you getting 100$ from

  • Post Konami Kojima

    jesus christ you people will find anything to complain about

  • The complaints about D3 being online only were also 4 years ago, but today it was asked here why online only was not a reason to complain about PoE.

    I simply answered why.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    one is a blizzard game. the other isnt.

  • ThatOneGuy

    Good job complaining about other people complaining about your favorite game.

  • 60 bucks for D3 at launch, another 40 for the expansion.


  • Neojames82

    That one didn’t cost $60.

  • and didnt have crap like that auction house

  • Neojames82

    No, it is not…look at the number of people playing Brood Wars to this day and compare that to SC2. SC2 for sure isn’t nearly as popular as original SC.

  • AR7777

    No, BW is much better than SC2

  • Post Konami Kojima

    which they removed and then admitted it was a shit idea

  • Post Konami Kojima

    who said you “had” to buy the expansion.

  • 259

    Well it’s a good thing I waited until the console version to play D3 because that one fixed most of the things people complained about in the PC version, including the lack of offline play.

  • totenglocke

    Maybe for people who like to spread their ass cheeks for shitty devs. People who actually care about the hobby refuse to put up with always-online bullshit for punishing players.

  • totenglocke

    Blizzard is dead, all that’s left is Activision. I stopped buying their games as soon as Activision took over and forced abusive DRM on their games and started being blatantly money grabbing.

  • Neojames82

    So what’s the excuse for the DRM still being in the game?

  • Post Konami Kojima

    preventing cheating

  • Neojames82

    Which still happens so….again, what is the point?

  • Jade Blake

    Beating a dead demon…….

  • Rogar the Greater

    “Thank god, someone who agrees with me.”

  • Post Konami Kojima

    “thank god, someone whos not a hypocrite”

  • Minuteworld92

    why do people even still like blizzard?

  • VirtualBro
  • Jumanji Joe

    I’m totes excited for diablo 4!!! I hope blizzard further removes anything in the game that resembles a rpg because those are for shitlords lol!

  • Yabloko Molloco San

    Maybe it will be good this time.

  • not Jaime Lannister

    it’s not Diablo 4 they are announcing, it’s their remaster(s)

  • DizzyGear

    Diablo board game

  • rBeowulf

    If it’s anything like D3, I’ll pass.

  • Madbrainbox

    Because the base ghame without the expansion is bad.

  • Madbrainbox

    It has a better story.SC2 fucked it big time.But gameplay wise it is better IMO.

  • Madbrainbox

    That’s because RTS aren’t nearly as popular as they used to be.

  • Neojames82

    No they are not and that really saddens me as a fan of RTS games. :(

  • Madbrainbox

    Yep.I feel the same.

  • dathip

    After what you guys pulled with Diablo 3, GTFO. I don’t think nothing will top the pcmasterrace masterpiece diablo 2.

  • Post Konami Kojima

    How? You still get the Loot 2.0 patch, which still gives you a shit ton of content.

  • bob

    either way, we’ll have to wait to play it until 2035

  • Madbrainbox

    You get no adventure mode and most loot you get is for level 61+. While you’re locked at 60.

  • Carbon Based Killer Bee

    Wake me up when they announce depth returning to their game mechanics.