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Diablo 4 Season 4 Gets Pushed Back to Optimize Post-Season Feedback

Diablo 4 Season 4 has been pushed back to give developers more time to review player feedback.

Blizzard revealed last week that the launch of Diablo 4 Season 4 will be delayed by approximately one month. In a developer chat, the team explained they wanted to provide more time to review feedback from the upcoming public test realm (PTR) for the current Season 3 before pushing forward with the next major update. This will extend Season 3, dubbed “Season of the Construct”, until May 14th when the new season is slated to begin.

The PTR is scheduled to go live on April 2nd and run for about a week, concluding on April 9th. However, Blizzard feels this window may not allow sufficient opportunity to evaluate community input on significant upcoming changes. Namely, an overhaul of the game’s itemization systems which are promised to substantially impact the way loot influences builds and gameplay. By pushing Diablo 4 Season 4 back to mid-May, developers gain an extra month to implement necessary adjustments based on player testing.

What Does This Mean for Demon Slayers?

Diablo 4 Season 4

For those eagerly awaiting the new season, this news may come as a disappointment. But Blizzard is clearly prioritizing quality over speed here. A month’s delay to fine-tune major systems work before millions of players experience them seems a prudent choice. It means Season 3 will continue offering rewards and leaderboards until the new start date. But it also signals the team is committed to iterative development, using community wisdom to optimize each phase of the game.

In the long run, taking the extra time now for feedback integration should result in a smoother and more balanced Diablo 4 Season 4 experience when it does launch. And with new class changes and loot possibilities on the horizon, players have plenty to keep them busy in the meantime as they refine builds and strategies for the next chapter of the Eternal Conflict.


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