BlizzCon 2019 took place this weekend and, to the surprise of no one, Diablo Immortal made an appearance. No release date was announced. Blizzard claimed it would be showing off more of the game next year, which, if "next year" means next BlizzCon, could mean the game is a long ways off.
Blizzard did, however, release a new trailer for the game, showing off some new features players can expect to see. One noteworthy update was the inclusion of an Ultimate Attack system.
Ultimate Attacks, as the name suggests, are the most powerful attacks and abilities that the player has access to. Blizzard describes them as being "face-meltingly powerful." The way the new system works, players can reach their ultimate attacks through basic combat. Every time they strike an enemy, they will fill a gauge geared toward the ultimate attack. Once the gauge is full, they'll be able to unleash the attack whenever they please.
There are currently six classes planned for Diablo Immortal and, naturally, all of them will utilize their ultimate attacks differently to some extent. Necromancers can fire out homing projectiles in the shape of skulls. Demon Hunters can fire off a plethora of arrows with a single shot. Monks can augment their basic attacks with energy. Wizards fire multiple bolts of lightning that chain through foes. Crusaders can become completely invincible, and for Barbarians, every basic attack produces AOE damage.
The trailer presented some other updates for the game as well. A couple of new areas made an appearance, but the other big reveal alongside ultimate attacks was Diablo Immortal's equipment system. This new feature introduces legendary items to the game. Legendary items are artifacts that morph the skills of a player's avatar character. For example, fire attacks can become ice, and arrows can become grenades. The aesthetic of the character changes as well, depending on the item.
All in all, it doesn't seem as though these updates to Diablo Immortal are enough to change the opinions most fans have for the game. When Blizzard announced the game at BlizzCon last year it was greeted with a pretty negative response. Fans took their frustrations out on the game's trailer, blowing up the like bar with dislikes. This year wasn't any different. The latest trailer sits with more than half of the like bar filled dislikes. It doesn't help that Blizzard is still suffering the sting of its latest controversy.
Diablo Immortal will launch on mobile platforms at an unspecified date.