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Gameplay, Leveling, Items and Microtransactions – All New Diablo Immortal Details

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Along with the Diablo Immortal technical alpha test announcement, Blizzard has published four long articles detailing its various features. You can read them in Russian yourself on the official website (1, 2, 3, 4), and we have prepared this article especially for those who want to get a summary with all the important information. Also, in the end, you will find several new gameplay videos published by the foreign press.

Gameworld

  • Players need to go around the entire Sanctuary to find fragments of the universe’s stone, desecrating everything around.
  • Your adventure begins in Vortex, where you will make your way to the city center through a hellish forest.
  • You will search for fragments of stone of the universe in the undead-infested Ashwold Cemetery, in the cursed thickets of Darkshire, and under the sands of the Shassar Sea.
  • Dungeons in Diablo Immortal can be completed in 10-15 minutes alone or as part of a group.
  • After passing through the Portal, you find yourself on a randomly generated map and fight difficult monsters that must be defeated in the allotted time.
  • There can be several dozen other players in each zone.
  • You can team up with other players in a group of four to participate in large-scale events and complete special group tasks.
  • In Westmarch, you can access your cache, trade in the marketplace, meet merchants, adjust the game’s difficulty level, find companions for adventures, enter ancient portals, and learn about new objectives on mission boards.

Character development

  • Diablo Immortal will have a progression system from the third part – improvement levels. Access to it opens after reaching the maximum level.
  • After unlocking the improvement levels, you will gain access to talent trees – several paths for developing powerful abilities with branches corresponding to different possibilities.
  • Each enhancement talent tree gives an increase to characteristics and specialization skills. The stat bonus is always in effect, but specialization skills become available only when selecting the appropriate tree.
  • Each class has two unique core attacks and skills, both familiar to Diablo veterans and new ones.
  • Each use of the main attack charges an associated superpower, granting a short-term powerful boost.
  • As you level up, you unlock new skills, which increase with the hero’s level.

Items

  • In Diablo Immortal, items typically add up to three stats: base stats, stats, and magical stats.
  • Potent items can have sockets, legendary properties, and other bonuses.
  • List of basic parameters:
    • Health reserve increases the number of health points of your character.
    • Damage increases weapon damage. This parameter can be increased by increasing the main characteristics of your character.
    • Armor reduces non-magical damage inflicted by enemies.
    • Armor penetration reduces the effectiveness of the armor of your opponents.
    • Attack rating Increases damage done by a percentage based on your opponent’s defense rating.
    • Protection rating Reduces damage taken by a percentage based on your opponent’s attack rating.
    • Power increases the duration of the negative effects you inflict on opponents.
    • Resistance Reduces the duration of negative effects imposed on you.
  • Feature list:
    • Force – increase the damage of barbarians, monks, and demon hunters.
    • Intelligence – increase the damage of sorcerers.
    • Persistence increases armor and armor penetration, as well as attack and defense rating.
    • Vitality increases health, as well as attack and defense rating.
    • Strength of will increases power and resistance, as well as attack and defense rating.
  • Magical characteristics add specific properties to an item.
  • Each character has 12 equipment slots:
    • Basic: Head, Legs, Body, Arms, Shoulders, Offhand / Secondary Weapon.
    • Auxiliary: Neck, Belt, Ring (1), Ring (2), Feet of the Hand.
  • Main equipment slots are used for legendary items that can change the effects of skills.
  • With the help of additional parameters and magic characteristics from items for secondary cells, you can improve and adjust your development option.
  • Diablo Immortal categorizes gear items into the following quality levels (from worst to best): Common (White), Magic (Blue), Rare (Yellow), and Legendary (Orange).
  • There will be no item sets (green) in the game, as the developers want to allow players to combine legendary properties of equipped items as they please.
  • Most of the time, Legendary items modify and enhance class skills, but some also have decorative effects.
  • Each legendary item is designed for a specific class and has a unique name, appearance, and effects affecting skills.
  • Rare and legendary items can be made even more powerful with a new item level system.
  • Any legendary item can be raised to level 20.
  • A random bonus characteristic is given when an item levels up to 6th, 11th, and 16th.
  • It can be reforged to gain bonus characteristics at the 6th level of a legendary item and above.
  • Talismans provide one to five randomly selected unique skill level increases.
  • Runes are materials obtained from ancient portals. They are used to create legendary gems and items.
  • Ordinary gems can be inserted into sockets in objects, and then they will then increase to a certain main characteristic.
  • Each Legendary Item can only have one Socket, but Legendary Gems can be inserted into them.
  • Unnecessary items can be disassembled into materials needed to level up items or create new ones.

Monetization

  • Diablo Immortal will be free to play with in-app purchases.
  • The developers plan to regularly add new free content, including new equipment, game elements, classes, stories, and areas.
  • The first and basic rule of the team: the gameplay must come first.
  • The game’s core mechanics should be fun in the first place, and in-game purchases shouldn’t get in the way of what the Diablo series is about – killing demons and gathering gear.
  • Players will have the opportunity to get most of the items from the store in the game.
  • There is only one way to get items of equipment: by playing the game.
  • In-game purchases will be worth their money and make the game more interesting, not only for the buyer but also for other players.
  • Shopping should be perceived as a nice bonus, not necessary to enjoy the game.
  • Glyphs are special items that give the player himself and his friends advantages when passing through ancient portals. They can be obtained in the game or purchased from the in-game store. Applying the glyph, the entire group is guaranteed to receive additional non-equipment rewards, such as runes and gems of legendary quality.
  • Materials for reforging equipment can be obtained by game or bought in the store.
  • Players can mine Reforging Stones, which add attempts to reforg an item, obtain the desired mod, or buy specialized Reforging Stones that increase the likelihood of obtaining the desired modifiers.
  • A system of battle passes will be implemented, allowing you to receive free and paid rewards for pumping a special progression bar.
  • In the marketplace, players will be able to anonymously sell and buy items without converting the proceeds into real currency.
  • The market will buy some Legendary materials, additional items, and gems, but not equipment.
  • Diablo Immortal has three main forms of game currency:
    • Gold is mined exclusively in the game and is used for actions such as upgrading equipment or buying them from NPC merchants with a random assortment.
    • Platinum – can be obtained for completing daily activities by selling items in the market or by spending real money. Used for trading in the market or making talismans.
    • Eternal Orbs – can only be purchased with real money. They allow you to purchase platinum and services or items such as the Battle Pass, specialized Reforging Stones, glyphs, and decorative items.

That’s all. Finally, we invite you to watch several new gameplay videos published by the foreign press. You can find them under the spoiler below.

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