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author: Agnes Adamus

Diablo 3 Was to Feature League of Legends-like PvP Mode

Blizzard employees revealed behind the scenes of work on Diablo 3. Turns out that there were plans to implement LoL-like PvP mode in the game.

Diablo 3 turned 10 years old recently. Due to this fact, developers from Blizzard Entertainment decided to answer questions from fans about the behind-the-scenes of the game's development. Among many interesting facts, one in particular draws attention. As it turns out, title was to include a competitive mode (PvP) inspired by League of Legends.

Fan curiosity was satisfied by Wyatt Cheng, who is currently working on Diablo Immortal. He admitted that several different PvP variants were considered during the production. There were plans for arena with four columns and asymmetrical gameplay, during which one player was to take the role of a powerful boss fighting four weaker characters.

Among the ideas for PvP there were also solutions typical for the MOBA genre - players would clash on the map divided into three roads, along which one could encounter turrets and monsters. Cheng mentioned that during the internal tests the mode was fun only when using predetermined characters. Introduction of player-created characters was causing problems. These ideas were abandoned due to design challenges and other priorities. Eventually the PvP mode was introduced to Diablo 3 only after its release, along with 1.0.7 update..

If you are interested in other aspects of Diablo 3's production, you can check out the thread on Reddit, where all posts with the developers' answers are gathered.

Agnes Adamus

Agnes Adamus

On paper, a medical physicist. In reality, however, a humanist who has loved games since childhood. With this passion, she decided to try her hand at writing for a broader audience. She has been affiliated with Gamepressure since 2017. She started in the guides, now mainly writing for the newsroom, encyclopedia and marketing. Self-proclaimed specialist in free-to-play games. She loves strategy, simulators, RPGs and horror games. She also has a soft spot for online games. She has spent an immodest amount of hours in Dead by Daylight and Rainbow Six: Siege. In addition, she also enjoys watching horror movies (the worse they are, the better) and listening to music. Her greatest passion, however, is trains.


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