As one of the oldest Blizzard franchises, Diablo has always been a fan favorite. Since sequels are a rare treat, the arrival of a new installment is always a big event. Diablo IV was originally announced at Blizzcon 2019, and while we’re still waiting for the release date, we have certainly learned a lot about the game in the meantime.
At the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase event in June 2022, new gameplay was shown that convinced us that the development of this title is on the right track, aesthetically the game is more reminiscent of old legendary sequels than Diablo III and the recent Immortal, which delighted many old-school fans. On the same occasion, a new class was announced – Necromancer, so it’s a good time to review all of the classes that are officially announced for Diablo IV so far.
All Confirmed Classes in Diablo 4
As with every Diablo game thus far, in the fourth installment, there is a vast selection of distinct classes that bring a different type of gameplay depending on what you pick. Here are the classes that have been officially announced so far:
- The Necromancer raises the dead to fight alongside them. This dark magic bearer can summon all kinds of hell creatures and use them for attacks – (from Diablo II and Diablo III).
- The Barbarian is a classic melee class that can quickly switch between different weapons – (from Diablo II and Diablo III).
- The Rogue is a swift stealthy class that combines melee with long-distance combat and is an old fan favorite – (from the original Diablo).
- The Druid has the power of shapeshifting and can quickly swap between a werewolf or werebear forms – (from Diablo II).
- The Sorceress – Because no Wizard has been announced yet, this class will most likely be the glass cannon of the game, dealing heavy magic damage from a safe distance (also returning from Diablo II).
Although many of these classes return from previous Diablo games, their abilities and gameplay will be drastically altered in the fourth installment. For the first time in the series, players will also be able to further customize their characters by selecting character portrait avatars and even skin color. Mounts, which will play an important role in traversal around the world of Diablo IV, will also be customizable.
Diablo 4 is scheduled for an unspecified release date in 2023, and it will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.