Diablo 4 Massive Leaks Offers US More Insight into the Game, Over 40 Minutes of test footage has been leaked online, giving us our most comprehensive look at the RPG that is on the horizon.
From What looks like a Private Diablo 4 test build, the footage was shared around social media. It spans two videos that together clock in at around 43 minutes. Unlike the recent batch of leaks that surrounds the GTA 6, the footage is filled with a watermark, indicating that it was taken from a private test, and likely identifying the leaker that released the footage.
Also, the leak has been confirmed by Blizzard to be genuine, but the footage looks similar to another diablo 4 previews that we have seen in the past. The footage shows a barbarian character running around a dungeon, fighting varieties of demonic enemies, and exploring an open world.
Diablo as Your Know it
This footage carries all the details that you would be expecting from a current-gen Diablo game. It also follows the familiar gameplay loop of exploring dungeons, picking up loot, and fighting demons, as damage counters blast out of enemies; heads and the player manages their inventory.
The game looks quite dark and atmospheric also. The Barbarian class carries a lot of attacks to select from and the game’s UI is small. The leak gave us a brief look at the character’s skill tree and the world map.
Diablo 4 Footage
The game footage is clearly taken from an early version of the game. Tons of buildings have lost their textures, a few icons are yet to be put together, and some sound effects are not present. Halfway through the 38-minute video, a short feedback survey even pops up, asking the players about what they think about the game in its current state. With Diablo 4 set to launch next year, expect more work to be done and changes to be made before we get our hands on the game.
The reaction of the player has been largely positive, with the fans praising the leak’s gritty visuals and weighty combat. That is reassuring after a Diablo 4 leak from last month revealed a controversial diablo 3 feature that makes it come back. At least we are aware that the upcoming RPG won’t replicate Diablo immortal’s much-criticized microtransactions.
it might not take long before we would be getting a better look at the game. Shortly after the footage was leaked, Blizzard announced a closed beta test for Diablo 4, inviting community members to check out its end-game content. This would be the game’s first closed beta right after the friends and the family alpha test went live in August 2022.
Blizzard Invites Diablo Players
Blizzard stated in a blog Post that they would be inviting a “limited number of Diablo players who have recently spent significant amounts of time playing the end-game experiences of Diablo 2: Resurrected, Diablo 3, and Diablo Immortal”.
They should be able to try out the game on the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4. If you think you fit the bill, be sure that you have opted into the ‘news and special offers section in the ‘Privacy & communication’ menu in the battle.net launcher to grab a spot.