Diablo IV fans had to wait longer than expected to dive into Season of Blood, which launched today. Blizzard said technical issues forced it to delay the release of the new vampire-driven season before finally launching today.
Since then, Season of Blood has experienced issues with the Battle Pass, seasonal rewards, and other issues. Some players on Reddit and elsewhere have even claimed they received free premium battle passes. Another issue has prevented cross-platform play between PC and console.
Season of Blood is live, but due to a technical issue, crossplay between PC and consoles is temporarily unavailable.
We are working to resolve this issue and will provide updates as they become available.
– Diablo (@Diablo) October 17, 2023
Blizzard’s announcement was quickly inundated with player complaints about broken progress. Customer service simply said there was “no estimated time of arrival” and that the issue was “under investigation.” Although Season of Blood is available now, it appears fans may have to wait even longer to enjoy Blizzard’s intended experience.
Season of Blood brings some big changes to Diablo IV
Season of Blood introduces Vampire to Blizzard’s popular dungeon crawler and brings a number of fundamental changes to its mechanics. The release coincides with the planned launch on Steam.
Diablo IV has had some issues since its release in June. While the initial release was well received by fans, it was criticized for its handling of class balance, unique items, and monetization. Therefore, Blizzard has been working practically around the clock to respond to fan feedback and thus reassure the community.
Now that Season of Blood is live, be sure to read the guide to the new vampire powers and how to unlock them. We also developed a complete walkthrough of the original campaign.
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