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Diablo Immortal: Blizzard announced limited Technical Alpha with tons of features

Time to move closer to hell!

Blizzard’s Diablo is almost ready to be played on mobile phones as Diablo Immortal. Two years after the announcement of the game, Blizzard has started rolling out the Technical Alpha Test in Australia limited to the players who had pre-registered for Diablo Immortal. Diablo Immortal will be free to play with optional in-game purchases containing story mode which can be played in both single-player and multiplayer mode.

Blizzard, the publisher of the game has posted a long dedicated blog giving us a glimpse of the features included in the game such as characters, classes, skill progression, itemization, etc. Now once the game is released, we’ll have a detailed guide for you about those later but for now we will just be overviewing them. Previously in October, Blizzard reported they were set to roll out the alpha for the game, now we are here.


Features of Diablo Immortal

Gameplay

The story of the Diablo Immortal is a combination of its previous series, the Diablo II and Diablo III. Where the Dungeons are the main doors in progressing to the game’s next chapter. The Rifts, on the other hand, is random replayable dungeon modes that have been designed for the players to put their skills to the test and gain extra rewards.

Diablo Immortal Technical Alpha sanctuary
Sanctuary in Diablo Immortal

Each zone will be having multiple players with whom the players can team up to tackle special quests requiring multiple participants. In addition, players will also have the option to host a group of 4 players and can form a guild if they would like to play together later.

Characters and Skill Progression

The game will have 6 playable (more in future) character classes and 4 of them have been named as Wizards, Barbarian, Monk and Demon Hunter with Crusader and Necromancer planned for the future. Each class contains its own unique Skillset and primary attack.

Diablo Immortal Technical Alpha
Four character classes

The players will unlock a new skill each time they gain level. To maintain a balance in the game, Paragon Levels (which levels equivalently according to the player’s experiences) have been added as a part of the skill progression. A total of 10 Paragon Talent Trees are there, each of them offering Specialization Skills and Permanent Attributes. The Alpha however only will have access to 4 of them: Survivor, Vanquisher, Treasure Hunter, and Gladiator.

Itemization

If you think the game is complete with Character and Skills, then you might be wrong as picking the right items can make your difficult missions much easier once you know them well as they’re involved directly with the character’s powers. Various gears can be equipped for strengthening the characters which include a vast amount of gears for head, waist, torso, weapons, etc.

Base Stats, Attributes, and Legendary Attributes are the basic parts of the itemization that affect various aspects of the characters such as Life, Damage, Vitality, Strength, Attack Speed, etc. All the items in the game can be obtained through the loot(gold, gems) players gain from the game.


Requirements for playing Diablo Immortal

If you’re too curious to know whether you can play the game when released, then your device should match the minimum requirements of the game which is as follows:

Android

  • CPU – Snapdragon 710 / Hisilicon Kirin 810 and higher
  • GPU – Adreno 616 / ARM Mali-G52 and higher
  • RAM – 2GB of RAM and higher
  • Version- Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher

iOS

  • iPhone 8 and higher
  • Version- iOS 12 and higher

When will Diablo Immortal release?

Till now Blizzard has not given any dates for the release but has rather decided to have their focus on the quality and gameplay. They’ve stated that the Alpha test will last for a couple of weeks to test the servers and taking feedbacks from the alpha testers for improving the game further and get it release-ready. As soon as anything gets confirmed, we’ll let you know, so stay tuned!


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Satyajit Majhi

A hobbyist gamer and writer who plays almost all kinds of games and writes about them.
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