Blizzard has revealed the Blood Knight, Diablo’s first new class in nearly a decade.
But it’s not coming to the recently-released Diablo 4 – not yet anyway. Blizzard announced the Blood Knight launches in free-to-download mobile game Diablo Immortal on July 13.
The Blood Knight is described as a mid-range class with hybrid attack options that are either melee or ranged depending on your proximity to the target. It’s a “vanquisher of vampires”, feeding on the life of its enemies, entrapping them in shadows, and specializing in the polearm weapon type.
The Blood Knight is the first new Diablo class since the release of the Crusader for Diablo 3 in 2014. Of course, Diablo 4 players are already wondering which new class their game will get as DLC. Diablo 4 launched with five classes: the Barbarian, Necromancer, Druid, Rogue, and Sorcerer. Diablo 3 also launched with five classes: the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizard. It went on to get the Crusader and Necromancer classes as DLC.
Blizzard has confirmed two expansions are in the works for Diablo 4, although they are yet to be named or have release windows announced. Most expect a new class to arrive with one of these expansions. Will the Blood Knight eventually make its way to Diablo 4? Blizzard hasn't said. In the short term, Diablo 4 Season 1, dubbed Season of the Malignant, starts July 20.
Diablo 4 launched big, becoming Blizzard’s fastest-selling game ever. It is also a hit with critics, and, generally, has gone down well with fans. However, the cost of Diablo 4’s microtransactions has raised eyebrows, and, surprisingly, Whoopi Goldberg called on Blizzard to release Diablo 4 on Mac.
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