This will be the first time Blizzard games on the PC will be available on a multiplayer platform outside of its in-house Battle.net service. Overwatch 2 will support Steam achievements and more.
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Diablo IV's patch notes for the massive 1.1.0 update have been revealed. The update includes new items, rebalanced classes, bug fixes, and more ahead of the Season 1 launch July 20.
Blizzard's first season of content for Diablo IV will include the new Malignant Tunnels dungeons, new monsters, a new boss battle with Varshan the Consumed, and Malignant Hearts bonuses.
In this episode of Microsoft Weekly: a massive Windows 11 build with Copilot and other new features, ChatGPT on Windows 3.1, free Windows 11 virtual machines, app updates, and browser stats.
Blizzard has released the biggest single client patch for Diablo IV since the game launched earlier this month. It includes a large number of bug fixes, along with some game balance changes.
Blizzard has confirmed that it plans to add support for Microsoft's DirectStorage feature, saying it is "planning on enabling it in the future." It may turn out to be the second game to support it.
The DDoS attack on the Diablo IV servers affected latency and connections for players of Blizzard's popular action-RPG game along with the company's other online games, but it has now been dealt with.
The sales numbers for Blizzard's action-RPG sequel are for its first five days on sale following its official June 6 launch date. It remains the fastest selling Blizzard game in history
The Diablo IV servers were not working for many players of the hit action-RPG game. Developer Blizzard Entertainment has now fixed the server problems so that players can sign in again.
World of Warcraft players that use the Battle.net Authenticator will earn four extra bag slots and the Core Hound Pup in-game pet. If you want to turn on the authenticator, read on for instructions.
The first major patch for Blizzard's action-RPG sequel is now out for all platforms, and it contains so many balance changes to Diablo IV's classes that the developer felt the need to explain them.
It is time to catch up with the latest Microsoft news that happened during the last week. We have dead Surface, weird updates, not-so-dead Windows 7, stats, app updates, new builds, and more.
There's an issue currently with some PlayStation Diablo IV players who cannot sign into the game. Some gamers have found a workaround, but the bad news is that it costs them money.
Twitch streamer alleges Blizzard staged Diablo 4 Q&A by using fake accounts for softball questions. Fans question transparency and demand accountability. Here's what happened in the Blizzard stream.
You can check out Stay Awhile and Listen: Book I from author David L. Craddock about Blizzard's first Diablo game for only 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time, or free with Kindle Unlimited.
The fan gathering for all things Blizzard Entertainment will host its first in-person event in four years at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3-4, with more details to be revealed later.
The free digital code for Diablo IV will include some special in-game items and the upcoming "Server Slam" for the game will support NVIDIA DLSS 3 for better frame rates starting May 12.
Players running Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 on some PC hardware can't play the game they paid for. The broken launcher is frustrating players to the point of opening a petition to get it fixed.
The Ultra 4K hardware requirements level for gaming PCs running Diablo IV will include at least 32GB of RAM, along with at least an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU.
Blizzard is kicking off one final Diablo IV playtest as the highly anticipated action RPG's June release date draws near. A full weekend of dungeon diving will soon be available with a special reward.
The Xbox Series X console will run Blizzard's action-RPG sequel Diablo IV at a 2160p resolution, while the less powerful Xbox Series S will support 1080p resolution for the upcoming game.
People in the continental US can start playing Diablo IV beginning on Thursday, June 1 if they pre-order the game, and regular gamers can start playing the action-RPG game on Monday, June 5.
The Xbox Series X Diablo IV bundle will also include an exclusive in-game item for the upcoming fantasy action-RPG sequel from Blizzard, and will launch the same day as the game on June 6.
Blizzard says that it will actually "need queues to properly stress test our services" so people may need to wait a bit before getting in to play in the Diablo IV open beta when it starts Friday.
After pushing out some "backend server hotfixes" Blizzard says beta testers for Diablo IV should see much shorter waiting times to play the game. The early access open beta ends on Monday
The start of the Diablo IV early access open beta today has been hit with lots of issues as the game's servers have been slammed with tons of people trying to play the action-RPG sequel.
The preload size for the Diablo IV early access open beta will be 40GB in size, but you can choose to include the high-resolution texture pack which will increase the preload size to 80GB.
Rod Fergusson, the General Manager of the Diablo franchise at Blizzard, says the action-RPG sequel Diablo IV won't be available on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass
Until March 18, KFC customers in the US can get a Diablo IV early access Open Beta code and play the upcoming fantasy action-RPG sequel if they use the KFC app or website to buy select sandwiches.
The Chapelle de Jesuites in France, which is now a cultural center rather than a church, had its ceiling painted with Diablo IV characters and artwork to promote the upcoming open beta.
A new report says that the EU's European Commission is going to let Microsoft complete its $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard without Microsoft selling any of its assets and game properties.
Early access to the Diablo IV open beta will let gamers access three of the game's player classes, while the full Open Beta will add two more classes. It'll also support online and couch co-op modes.
The Diablo IV open beta will let testers check out the prologue and the first act of the long awaited next entry in Blizzard's fantasy action-RPG series, as you take your character up to level 25
The proposed $69 billion takeover of the video game publisher Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is currently being examined by the UK government's Competition and Markets Authority.
Nvidia has shared performance figures for its new RTX 4090, RTX 4080 16GB and 12GB SKUs in Blizzard's Overwatch 2. The company claims one can get over 500 fps in the new title using the RTX 4090.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced the Closed End Game Beta for Diablo IV. Players will have a chance to provide feedback on the game's end-game experience. Invites will be sent out by November 18.
Saudi Arabia has become the first country to approve Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft now needs approval from every other country that it plans to sell products in.
The FTC is looking into Microsoft's acquisition of Activision from a competitive standpoint. As things stand, Microsoft plans to close the deal by 2023 but this could change due to the investigation.
Microsoft has announced that it has crossed the 25 million subscribers milestone when it comes to Xbox and PC Game Pass members. Activision Blizzard games are also on their way to the service.
Blizzard has announced a new version of its Battle.net desktop app. It will launch it in parts of North America to weed out any remaining bugs before making it available in other parts of the world.