To update: Although a few hours later than originally planned, Diablo IV Season 2 is now live and the game has been released on Steam. However, due to a technical issue, crossplay between PC and consoles is temporarily disabled. Blizzard said it is working to resolve the issue and will provide updates as they become available.
Original story: Blizzard announced that Diablo IV’s second season and the game’s launch on Steam have been delayed by at least a few hours.
In a post on Twitter, Blizzard said that “some complications” had caused Season of Blood’s release and the game’s Steam launch to be slightly delayed. More information will be released as it becomes available, Blizzard said.
We have encountered some complications and will be delaying the start of Season of Blood by a few hours to address these issues.
We will post updates as soon as we have them. We thank you for your patience.
– Diablo (@Diablo) October 17, 2023
On the Diablo IV forums, Blizzard community manager SinfulScribe said that the team had encountered “technical issues with our current build.” Players on Reddit have reported slow download speeds and encountered error code 300010 after updating the game, which states: “Disconnect from server: The game resources between the client and server do not match,” SinfulScribe said in a response on Reddit Blizzard is currently investigating.
“Season of Blood” is said to be a major renewal for Diablo IV. Blizzard wants to rebalance numerous aspects of the game, introduce new seasonal mechanics in the form of vampire powers, massively reduce Diablo IV’s endgame grind, and add a number of important things. called for quality of life improvements in things like managing Diablo IV’s inventory and hideouts.
The new season coincides with the release of Diablo IV on Steam, making the game playable on PC for the first time on a platform that isn’t Blizzard’s own Battle.net launcher. The game is also verified by Steam Deck. Diablo IV is the second Blizzard game to be available on Steam, following Overwatch 2’s release on Valve’s platform earlier this year. With the release of Overwatch 2 on Steam, it quickly became the most negatively reviewed game on the platform by users, albeit for a surprising reason.
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