Diablo 3 News

BlizzCon 2019 dates and collectibles announced

Won't be able to get there on footman.

Blizzard refutes report it planned Diablo 4 BlizzCon reveal

UPDATE: "We can say that we didn't pull any announcements."

Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime steps down

Statements mention "several new games" in development.

It looks like Diablo is coming to Nintendo Switch

UPDATE: Blizzard says no, tweet "meant to be a fun engagement piece".

Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net

Bigger name change rejected, new logo erected.

Diablo 3's Necromancer DLC out next week

Plus a new, complete Eternal Collection for consoles.

Chris Metzen on why he needed to leave Blizzard

"I started having panic attacks left and right."

Stars align for Diablo 4 reveal at BlizzCon

UPDATE: David Brevik says he's not working on Diablo.

Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."

Blizzard is hiring for a new Diablo game

Looking for director to "lead the Diablo series into the future."

Diablo 3 director retires from games industry after 17 years

"I'm leaving to pursue my original passion, writing."

Diablo 2 gets a surprise patch five years later

Runs on modern operating systems but "journey does not end there".

Diablo 3 secret event honours late Blizzard artist

Behold Kanai's Stomping Grounds, a March-exclusive cow level.

Big Diablo 3 patch adds new areas, adds special Set Dungeons

"Impale deals an additional 40,000% weapon damage to..."

Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.2 details announced at BlizzCon

Blizzard outlines its plans to improve Diablo 3's end-game.

Diablo 3 patch 2.1 out this week

Seasons begin this Friday.

How to transfer Diablo 3 saves to Ultimate Evil Edition

From old-gen to new-gen, and across brands too.

BlizzCon returns this November

Will host Hearthstone World Championships.

Seasons and ladders coming to Diablo 3

And exclusive legendaries tied to them.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' launch "will be fine"

Blizzard confident there'll be no repeat of Error 37.

Diablo 3 sales hit 15m as WOW subs rise

Activision reckons Destiny will be the "best-selling new video game IP in history".

Shops say Diablo 3 is coming to Xbox One

And Blizzard doesn't deny it.

Why Blizzard won't add controller support to PC Diablo 3

When is a control scheme more than just a control scheme?

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls PS4-exclusive features detailed

Adds "Avenger Kills," lets you import PS3 characters.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls trailer details its features

Kill bounties, unlock all waypoints, and enchant weapons.

Diablo 3 has sold over 14 million copies across all versions

World of Warcraft suffers slight subscriber dip.

Diablo 3's Auction House is closing in March

"It ultimately undermines Diablo's core gameplay."

Diablo 3 demo goes live on PS3 and Xbox 360

Carry saves over into full game.

Diablo 3's first expansion is Reaper of Souls

New hero, new act, new endgame, new level cap, new loot.

Blizzard's Titan unlikely to be a subscription MMO

"Re-envisioning what we want the game to be."

Diablo 3 won't hit PS4 until 2014

And presumably also Xbox One.

Diablo 3's new game director wants to "reduce the impact of the Auction House"

"We want players to be excited about the next loot drop."

Diablo 3 gold duping bug found, fixed, but servers not rolled back

That would "impact the community in an even greater way".

Wheelchair-bound gamer banned from Twitch.tv after accusations he faked disability

Account suspended for fraud after using it to raise donations.

$175 BlizzCon 2013 tickets on sale in two batches later this month

$500 charity dinner tickets up for grabs, too.

Blizzard outlines plan to make Diablo 3 co-op better

Admits playing with others "can often feel not worth the effort".

Blizzard mentions offline play for Diablo 3 on PlayStation

Zoomed out co-op screen, new evade move.

Five analysts, one consensus: PlayStation 4 impressed

"Microsoft will have to bring their A-game."

First screenshots of Diablo 3 on PlayStation released

Press X to enter the Slaughtered Calf Inn.

Every PlayStation 4 game, every developer announced so far

UPDATE: 169 companies have now signed up. Still no The Last Guardian.

Diablo 3 coming to PlayStation 4 as well as PS3

Includes single-screen, local four-player co-op.

BlizzCon 2013 announced for early November

Diablo 3 and WOW expansions? Blizzard All-Stars?

Activision casts doubt on 2013 release for Bungie's Destiny

Plus: 12 million Diablo 3 sales, 9.6m WOW subs and "disappointment" at Wii U launch.

Blizzard explains how Diablo 3 dueling works in patch 1.0.7 preview

"We don't expect that battles will be necessarily balanced."

Blizzard slams lawsuit over player security and sale of Battle.net Authenticators

"Many players have voiced strong approval for our security-related efforts.”

Blizzard: Diablo 3 expansion in the works

Plus, what's happening with Blizzard All-Stars?

Diablo 3 has sold over 10 million copies

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm to miss 2012 release.

Blizzard planned Diablo for Game Boy Color

It was called Diablo Junior.

Diablo 3 designer issues impassioned apology after hitting out at Diablo creator

"I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said."

Diablo 1 and 2 co-creator Brevik's Diablo 3 was very different

Blizzard North co-founder runs through Diablo, Mythos and Marvel Heroes.

Marvel Heroes dev stands by Diablo 1 and 2 creator David Brevik after Diablo 3 designer says: "f*** that loser"

Brevik allies rally to his side: "Blizzard arrogance has reached new heights."

Upcoming Diablo 3 patch 1.0.4 detailed

Blizzard tries to make co-op more appealing.

Battle.net has been hacked, e-mails compromised

Blizzard advises players on North American servers change their passwords.

You can now check Diablo 3 character profiles

Gear! Stats! Skills! Your friends' gear, stats and skills!

Diablo 3 has sold 10 million, WOW subs drop by 1 million in three months

COD Elite has "at least" 2.3 million paying subscribers.

Steam on GNU/Linux: Do non-free DRM games defeat the point?

GNU creator says it's "unethical", but that pros outweigh the cons.

Diablo 3: the state of play two months after launch

Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime on always-online, the real-money auction house and more.

18-year-old dies after playing Diablo 3 for 40 hours straight

"A person's day-to-day life should take precedence over any form of entertainment," says Blizzard.

Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.3b live in Europe

Full patch notes inside.

Blizzard denies banning players for using Linux

"We've not found any situations that could produce a false positive."

Act 1 restriction on new Diablo 3 players lifted

Blizzard fixes 72-hour level cap bug.

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3a now live in Europe

Item durability damage halved.

Blizzard clarifies restrictions on new Diablo 3 players

Lv. 13/Act 1 cap an "unintended consequence" of new security measures.

Diablo 3 patch limits new players from accessing entire game for up to 72 hours

"A necessary step to combat fraud and other malicious activities."

Diablo 3: world first Hardcore Inferno completion

Barbarian and Wizard do the impossible. Video inside.

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3 now live in Europe

Full patch notes revealed.

Diablo 3 offline tomorrow morning to prepare for patch 1.0.3

Should be ready around midday tomorrow.

Blizzard: Diablo 3 has been stable in Europe for two weeks

Moves to reassure players as pressure over Error 37 intensifies.

South Korea bans trade of virtual items, gold farm bots

Item trades "contribute to many problems in society, including teenage crime".

US chart: Diablo 3 pips Max Payne 3 to May crown

3DS was the only system to show year-on-year growth.

Diablo 3 updated to fit Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro display

Gaming seeps into the core of Apple's announcements.

Diablo 3 Asian servers offline after item duplication exploit

Security tightened ahead of auction house launch.

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.2b out now

Server load! Damaged items! Monsters!

Blizzard details Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3

Rare item drops! Bonus monster damage! Inferno!

Diablo 3 struck by Error 37 woe again

UPDATE: Players claim server problems have killed Hardcore Mode characters.

Diablo 3 real money auction house delayed again, client side patch out next week

First Diablo 3 hotfixes published, classes nerfed, game breaking bug squashed.

Diablo 3: number of players who have reported an account hack "extremely small", insists Blizzard

"We want to make it clear that the Battle.net and Diablo 3 servers have not been compromised."

Diablo 3: Blizzard nerfs monk in first hotfix

"The game is young, there were some skills that threw things out of whack."

Blizzard addresses Diablo 3 account hacks, outlines security measures

UPDATE: Accounts are being compromised through "traditional means".

Diablo 3 accounts hacked, gold and items stolen

EU servers offline for four hours on Sunday.

UK top 40: Max Payne 3 beats Diablo 3

Blizzard's PC/Mac game 8000 boxed sales behind.

Diablo 3 Whimsyshire Secret Level found

Colourful cartoon land to rival Secret Cow Level.

Diablo 3: Blizzard investigating vanishing achievements

They are not deleted, Blizzard insists. "We are working on it."

Someone has finished Diablo 3 already

In 12 hours and 29 minutes.

What happens when you're disconnected from Diablo 3 servers

Booted to last checkpoint, but keep gold, experience and items. Video inside.

Error 3006: players discover game breaking bug in Diablo 3

UPDATE: Blizzard confirms hotfix is on the way.

Diablo 3 had over 2 million pre-orders, 8000 midnight launches

UK launch video, images, Iain Lee, people in wizard costumes.

Diablo 3 servers "at full capacity" following midnight launch

Error 37. Error 37. Error 37. Error 37.

Diablo 3: Blizzard rejects "dumbing down" accusations

Says beta was deliberately "simple and approachable".

The Diablo 3 Starter Edition is a free trial/demo

Plus, online D3 Character Profiles coming soon.

GAME Australia falls into administration

Diablo 3 pre-orders cancelled, no refunds given.

Diablo 3 to allow multi-region online play

Blizzard details Global Play feature.

Diablo 3 launch night events announced

HMV Oxford Street kicks things off in the UK.

Diablo 3 open beta saw 300,000 play at the same time

Server gets stiff stress test ahead of launch.

The Diablo 3 beta opens up

UPDATE: Blizzard responds.

Diablo 3 beta shutdown date announced

Blizzard finally gets ready for launch.

Torchlight 2 dev shrugs off Diablo 3 release date

"We believe the best business model is to do what you love."

Blizzard announces 600 redundancies

90% of those affected "not related to game development".

Blizzard moves to reassure fans Diablo 3 is in "great shape"

Release date announcement "in the near future".

Diablo 3 release date narrowed

Blizzard sequel due between 1st April and 30th June.

No BlizzCon 2012 this autumn

Focusing on Diablo 3, WOW Pandaria and Heart of the Swarm.

Diablo 3's senior game producer departs Blizzard

Parker pens his announcement.

Big changes to Diablo 3 detailed, more to come

"No one will remember if the game is late."

Blizzard dilutes Diablo 3 console confirmation

Not a no, but a sort of maybe yes kind of.

Diablo 3 console release confirmed

Blizzard community manager spills the beans.

Blizzard announces BattleTags

A unified nickname for players on Battle.net.

Console Diablo 3 given unprecedented Blizzard commitment

"We've never invested in it to the degree we are now."

Diablo 3 to be free with WOW Annual Pass

12-month subs also guarantee WOW beta.

Foo Fighters to close out BlizzCon 2011

Grohl to serenade Warcrafters next month.

Diablo 3 to ship early 2012

Blizzard to "make the most" of the extra time.

Diablo 3 "feels better" with a game pad

Blizzard discusses console experiments.

Diablo 3 closed beta goes live

Invitations going out today.

Diablo 3 will support PayPal

Unlike Anonymous.

EG's Game of Gamescom 2011: The Nominees

A shortlist of 10. Winner announced Monday.

Blizzard "serious" about console Diablo 3

"It's going to be awesome."

id Software on always-on internet debate

Persistent connection "better for everyone".

Blizzard "surprised" by Diablo 3 outrage

Online requirement not about piracy.

Runic: Diablo DRM vital for auction house

Torchlight 2 won't follow Blizzard's lead.

Blizzard aiming for 2011 Diablo 3 launch

But not ready to commit.

Diablo III auctions "a design decision"

Lead designer defends real money trading.

Diablo III has real money auction house

Game cannot be played offline.

Complete Diablo lore book coming

Get me-phist-to the shop.

Blizzard to make Diablo III for PS3?

Job advert has explicit requirements.

Diablo 3 NPC Followers system detailed

Three companions. You decide.

Diablo III external beta due Q3 2011

Finished game could be out this year.

Blizzard turns 20 years old

Morhaim and Pearce say thank you.

Diablo III team "love" Torchlight

Blizzard hails hit look-alike RPG.

Diablo III male demon hunter revealed

"He's more of a Clint Eastwood type."

Blizzard hopes for 2011 Diablo III launch

Pardo: "That's our goal."

Diablo III heading to consoles?

UPDATE: It's a "Diablo-related concept".

No COD on Battle.net any time soon

We're "two separate entities" - Blizz.

Blizzard: PC gaming "super healthy"

"It keeps on growing," says Pardo.

Diablo III's Demon Hunter in detail

"Obsessed" ranger with gadgets and magic.

Final Diablo III class is Demon Hunter

Game also features PVP arena battles.

Tenacious D to rock BlizzCon 2010

Get a Virtual Ticket for a pony.

BlizzCon schedule hints at Diablo focus

No sign of SCII: Heart of the Swarm.

Blizzard forums to require real names

Storm of protest over Battle.net Real ID.

BlizzCon 2010 ticket dates announced

Going for $150 in early June. Two batches.

BlizzCon 2010 dated for October

Doesn't clash with Eurogamer Expo.

Diablo III, new MMO in "next few years"

Blizzard's 2010 is StarCraft II and Cataclysm.

BlizzCon moving to Vegas in July?

LVCC thinks so, Blizzard not so sure.

Blizzard in Diablo III console talks

Plus: details from Q&A panel.

Blizzard shows Diablo III's Monk

Fourth character class unveiled.

BlizzCon 2009 sold out in eight minutes

20,000 people to attend this year.

New Battle.net "similar to Xbox Live"

Vision outlined for "social gaming network".

Build for hardcore first, says Blizzard

Pardo argues accessibility can come later.

First block of BlizzCon tickets sells out

More available in a fortnight.

BlizzCon tickets on sale next week

Event will live internet streaming.

Blizzard releases iPhone authenticator

US only so far, other phones to come.

Diablo III shows new user interface

Slots. Loot. Talents. Tabs. Oh God.

Blizzard launches new Battle.net

Unified login for WOW and future games.

BlizzCon 2009 confirmed for August

Third WOW expansion to be announced?

Diablo III Wizard shown at BlizzCon

Plus StarCraft II beta keys for attendees.

Diablo III playable at BlizzCon

The event starts today.

Blizzard: WOW success is "exhausting"

"Great problem to have," says co-founder.

Diablo III in full content production

Wilson on progress, trading, tone and more.

BlizzCon panels announced

More Diablo III info promised.

Diablo 3 not the end of the franchise

"We've got plans beyond," says Blizzard.

BlizzCon 2008 tickets all gone

Site goes up, fans go mental.

BlizzCon ticket demand griefs site

Sales offline until solution found.

Diablo III art director hands in notice

"Won't impact game," says Blizzard.

Blizzard to start "gamerscore" system

WOW Achievements are just the beginning.

"Darker" Diablo fan petition rejected

The colours stay, says Blizzard.

BlizzCon 2008 to be televised in the US

Bad luck for Euro WOW fans.

BlizzCon tickets on sale in August

Third US fan convention ramps up.

Console Diablo "theoretically possible"

Pardo: "most console friendly" of franchises.

Fallout man asks Blizzard for forgiveness

For calling Diablo III "conservative".

Blizzard Worldwide Invitational

Diablo III, Lich King, StarCraft II.

Blizzard not worried about losing WOW fans to Diablo III

"Certainly hoping" for some crossover.

Blizzard announces Diablo III

"It is time for shedding our enemies' blood, not idle talk."