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News video games 03 April 2024, 02:29

author: Jacob Blazewicz

First PTR in History of Diablo 4 Is Now up and Running. Season 4 Is Expected to Be Game-Changing

Diablo 4 is about to look like a brand new game thanks to changes that players can already check out on the first Public Test Realm (PTR) in the game's history.

Source: Blizzard Entertainemnt / Microsoft.

The Diablo 4 Public Test Realm (PTR) is now available. As promised by the devs, players can now test the extensive changes coming to the Sanctuary in the game's 4th season.

Just to remind you: this is the first occasion when Blizzard Entertainment has chosen to carry out tests before the debut of new features in Diablo 4. Players have been requesting a PTR almost from the beginning of the game's first updates, and these requests have increased with the less than ideal start of Season 3.

We have already mentioned the most important info in the previous news. Blizzard finally prepared an overhaul of the item system (the most commonly criticized aspect of the game) and also implemented substantial changes to class balance, the Helltide event, and numerous other game elements.

That's the theory, but how does PTR fare in the eyes of the players? If judging by the opinions on the internet - very good. Most fans agree that the changes prepared by Blizzard have turned Diablo 4 into a completely new game since the Public Test Server was made available several hours ago. Players appreciated the improvements in the loot system, Helltide (and the Pit of Artificers), as well as the new item crafting system and smaller changes, such as goblins.

Naturally, some internet users are refraining from enthusiasm, and it's understandable after the disastrous beginning of Season of the Construct(and the fact that we had to wait for these significant changes for about 10 months). Nonetheless, it currently seems that the developers will finally deal with the biggest problems of Diablo 4.

The fourth season of D4 will start on May 14.

  1. Diablo 4 - game guide

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).