Blizzard has just ended the beta for Diablo IV, which gave players a taste of the upcoming game. But according to Joseph Piepiora, Diablo IV’s associate game director, there are still many more legendaries waiting to be discovered when the full game is released on June 6.
“I don’t think folks realize how many more legendary powers exist beyond what was on display during the #DiabloIV beta,” Piepiora said on Twitter. “There are a lot of bizarre, exciting, and totally balanced legendaries to discover when the game goes live in June!”
The Codex of Power Contains Only Half of All Legendary Powers
Piepiora also clarified that while The Codex of Power contains many legendary powers, it only showcases half of them. Players will have to explore and discover more as they progress in the game.
“[There are] plenty more legendary powers [that] can be found later in the game experience,” said Piepiora on Twitter.
For those unfamiliar with Diablo games, legendaries are rare drops that come with unique abilities and attributes. They can be class-specific or used by all classes within Diablo IV.
During Beta Testing
During the beta test period, Blizzard increased drop rates for legendaries and other items so players could get a better feel for the game mechanics and systems.
According to Diablo General Manager Rod Fergusson: “We’ve made changes to some systems between alpha and beta such as increasing item drop rate so players could become fuller experiences and better tests.”
Well Over 70 Legendary Items Found—So Far
So far, over 70 legendary legendaries have been uncovered by players during beta testing. Some prominent examples include:
- Stonefist Gloves: A Barbarian-specific item that allows you to turn into an unstoppable wave.
- Deathcloak Armor: A rogue-specific item, Deathcloak Armor makes you invisible for several seconds after dodging an attack.
- Atlas of Binding: Atlas of Binding is a druid-specific item. It summons two bears when you use a primary skill.
When Will Diablo IV Be Released?
Diablo IV will be released on June 6 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. If you pre-order the deluxe or ultimate edition of the game, you’ll get to access the full game four days earlier on June 2.
With Piepiora’s promise of many more legendaries and new systems in place to ensure a better gaming experience for players, it looks like Diablo fans can look forward to Diablo IV’s full release with great anticipation. Don’t forget to check out our Diablo IV preorder guide for more information regarding editions and bonuses!