Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred expansion starts the journey into the new Nahantu region on October 8

Blizzard Entertainment has shared that the first expansion for Diablo IV, Vessel of Hatred, is launching on October 8. It will introduce a new class that's never been in the Diablo series before, the Spiritborn. Plus, Vessel of Hatred will add a myriad of new features for Diablo IV including mercenaries and an endgame PvE co-op activity.

They debuted the gruesome opening cinematic of Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred at the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 event. Those that have completed the main campaign of Diablo IV will see story character Neyrelle suffering from her decision to imprison Mephisto. In Vessel of Hatred, people traverse the land of Nahantu to search for her.

First details on the new Spiritborn class describe them as "apex predators of the jungle" that can "embrace the ethereal Spirits entwined with this ancient civilization." Blizzard will take a deeper look at the Spiritborn during their Class Reveal event on July 18.

Vessel of Hatred allows players to recruit Mercenaries that can be powered up as they progress through the expansion. They'll be armed with unique abilities to aid players in battle. Plus, Vessel of Hatred will add a dungeon that is the "first of its kind to Diablo" that has eager endgame players fight together in new PvE content tailor made for them.

Watch the Official Release Date Trailer for Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred down below and learn more about the expansion in a post at Diablo IV's official site.

Embrace The Shadows! A new region of Hell is coming to Diablo IV on October 8! Vessel of Hatred is the first expansion and next chapter of the genre-defining, award-winning series by Blizzard Entertainment. Pre-purchase now for immediate access to in-game rewards and prepare for the darkness that awaits you as the first expansion charges through the land of Sanctuary.

  • New Class: Spiritborn — Ranked among the apex predators of the jungle, the Spiritborn is an entirely new class to the Diablo series. They are battle-hardened with mystical synergies that could only be awakened deep within the jungles of Nahantu. Become one of the Spiritborn and embrace the ethereal Spirits entwined with this ancient civilization.

  • New Region: Nahantu — Explore Nahantu, the new jungle region in Diablo IV full of secrets, dangerous new Dungeons, Strongholds, and ferocious demons from warring Tribes.

  • Continue the Campaign — Set immediately following the events of Diablo IV, Vessel of Hatred continues the dark story as you fight to save Neyrelle from Mephisto's tightening grip on her soul, still reeling from the choice she made to contain him. The search for Neyrelle takes you deep into the ancient jungle as she grapples with the imprisoned Prime Evil. Attempt to unravel Mephisto’s dark plot while new foes encircle your every move, planning your demise. The fate of Neyrelle’s soul—and her ability to stop this Prime Evil from destroying Sanctuary—rests in your hands.

    • Never fight alone as new Mercenaries can join you on your quest to fight in the dense undergrowth of Nahantu and beyond. These powerful allies grow in power as they progress, and each are equipped with unique abilities to help you in combat.

  • New Game Updates — Vessel of Hatred also has huge updates for all Diablo IV players with new class skills, paragon boards, legendary glyphs, dungeon types, Tree of Whispers activities, and more.

    • A new co-op PvE mode where you work with your friends to complete objectives and slay the boss in a multi-level dungeon, while getting loot and rewards.

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