Gaming

Diablo 4: Release date, BlizzConline trailer, gameplay, platforms

Published: 23/Feb/2021 10:54 Updated: 23/Feb/2021 16:44

by Lauren Bergin

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Blizzard have announced the long awaited sequel to Diablo 3 and fans everywhere are excited to see the future of the iconic franchise. Here’s everything we know about Diablo 4, including the release date, trailers, storyline and more. 

Diablo has become one of Blizzard’s most iconic franchises. The war between heaven and hell has spanned across three games so far, and the fourth installment was announced all the way back at Blizzcon 2019.

While Blizzard have kept a lot of information regarding the sequel close to their chest, here’s everything you need to know about Diablo 4.

Diablo IV Cover Art Blizzard Entertainment 2021
Blizzard Entertainment
Diablo 4 was announced in 2019 and features Lilith as its demonic poster child.

Diablo 4 release date

While it was rumored to be released in 2021 alongside the highly anticipated Overwatch 2, Blizzard have confirmed that the game will not be dropping until 2022 at the earliest.

Instead, however, Diablo fans can get their hands on Diablo 2: Resurrected which will release sometime this year. Not only has it been deemed one of the best games ever created, but it gives you great insight into the Diablo universe.

Diablo 4 trailers

The official cinematic for Diablo 4 dropped at Blizzcon in 2019 and has made quite the imprint on the Diablo fandom.

Official Trailer

The extensive cinematic follows the journey of three treasure hunters that are attempting to break into an ancient looking tomb. With the forced help of a badly wounded priest, the troop break into what appears to be the burial ground of Lilith, daughter of demon lord Mephisto.

As the hunters are picked off one by one and zombified by a dark cultist, their blood becomes they key ingredient in a ritual to summon the demon princess herself.

Gameplay Trailer

Accompanying this particularly gruesome cinematic is the official gameplay trailer, which showcases the 3D world of Sanctuary in all its hack and slash glory. It also introduces us to three completely new classes; the Barbarian, Sorceress and Druid.

BlizzConline 2021 Rogue Trailer

BlizzConline 2021 brought us a few bite size details regarding the new title, and one of these is a trailer for the new class, Rogue. With a focus on high speed gameplay that channels the Assassin and Demon Hunter of previous iterations, she looks like quite the force to be reckoned with.

What is Diablo 4 about?

Diablo 4 sees us return to a Sanctuary that has been plunged into chaos by the awakening of Lilith, the daughter of the Lord of Hatred, Mephisto. Having been exiled for millennia, the horned nightmare is back with a vengeance.

Chosen as the one person capable of stopping her onslaught, your character will battle through hoardes of demons, undead and all things hellish in order to slay the evil temptress once and for all.

Diablo 4 gameplay

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Blizzard Entertainment
Mounts are one of the new features we’ll see in Diablo 4.

The newest installment very much mirrors the style that has made the series so iconic. A hack and slash style dungeon crawler, the game stays true to its roots.

Upgrades to the in-game graphics have been implemented, as well as camps and mounts being introduced. Additionally, considering some of the new features coming to Diablo 2: Resurrected (zoom tool, cross-character loot stashes and more), we can assume that a few of these will likely make the cut for Diablo 4 too.

Plaforms

Just like its predecessors, Diablo 4 will be available for PC users via Blizzard’s official Battle.net app, as well as Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

A Switch version of the title has not been announced as of yet, so Nintendo fans will have to wait a little longer to know.

Apex Legends

Simple Apex Legends Horizon trick makes Gibraltar & Bangalore ultimates useless

Published: 24/Feb/2021 5:28 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 5:35

by Andrew Amos

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Bunkering down away from a Gibraltar or Bangalore ult in Apex Legends? Why not rise above it? Well, that’s what players are doing now, with this simple Horizon trick making it easy to avoid getting hit by both artillery drops.

Gibraltar and Bangalore’s ultimates in Apex Legends are some of the best in the game. They can lock down areas, raining hell from above and making it almost impossible to fight back through the damage and the stuns.

You can shelter inside, or drop a Gibby bubble of your own, but what if you wanted to fight back? Well, that’s where Horizon comes in for this nifty trick.

Horizon in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
If you’re a Horizon main, you’d want this Apex Legends trick under your belt.

Reddit user ‘Jagaleksandr’ showed off the trick, and how it can save your team in a pinch. Just by throwing down your Tactical ability, Gravity Lift, you can rise above the airstrikes and avoid all damage. You won’t even get shell-shocked.

After both Gibraltar and Bangalore’s ults finish, you can then drop back down to the ground. With a cheeky reposition, you can easily catch your enemies off-guard.

There is one drawback against the Horizon ultimate trick though ⁠— you won’t be able to strafe while in the air against Gibraltar. If you do so, you might be caught by a stray rocket.

This can make you a sitting duck in mid-air, but given the chaos thrown down, you should be able to get through scott-free. You might even be able to fire back, using the extra height to your advantage.

Use Horizon’s gravity lift to completely ignore Gibraltar’s and Bangalore’s rockets from r/apexuniversity


The trick might not be the most effective in isolated situations, but in the chaos of a final circle, with multiple squads fighting, this simple trick could be the difference between being crowned champion, or seeing the “Game Over” screen.

Horizon is already one of the best characters in Apex Legends, but this trick definitely separates her from the rest in late-game fights.