Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, E3 News

PC   |   SWITCH   |   PS4   |   XBOX   |   SCORPIO   |   3DS   |   VITA   |   VR   |   JP   |   FILM   |   TOYS   |   MOB


 
Contest: Win a Nintendo Switch from Destructoid

 

Blizzard to keep Diablo III's PvP for post-launch patch

0

In a recent blog post, Blizzard revealed that Player vs. Player won't be available for Diablo III at release. It's being held back so that it can live up to internal standards and will be made playable by way of a post-launch patch.

"After a lot of consideration and discussion," writes Blizzard, "we ultimately felt that delaying the whole game purely for PvP would just be punishing to everyone who’s waiting to enjoy the campaign and core solo/co-op content, all of which is just about complete."

"When the PvP patch is ultimately ready, it will add multiple Arena maps with themed locations and layouts, PvP-centric achievements, and a matchmaking system that will help you and your team get into fairly matched games quickly and easily. We’ll also be adding a personal progression system that will reward you for successfully bashing in the other team’s skulls."

If nothing else, I really do appreciate the transparency. It's frustrating to see a component like PvP not make the initial cut, but at the same time, getting a copy of Diablo III in my hands sooner than later is a concept I'm quite fond of.

Diablo 3 PvP mode to arrive in post-launch patch [PC Gamer]




You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts11408Posts2Blogs 14Following163Followers333

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more


 



On Destructoid: Diablo III   (93)   From our database:

  • Here's how Diablo III's Necromancer will raise the dead and raze the demons - Brett Makedonski
  • Blizzard will be ceasing support for Windows XP and Vista this year - Peter Glagowski
  • Diablo III just got PS4 Pro support with its anniversary patch - Chris Carter
  • Diablo III anniversary patch that revisits the first game is out 'soon' - Chris Carter
  • Diablo is invading Blizzard's other games - Kevin McClusky
  • The Necromancer will explode corpses in Diablo III next year - Jordan Devore
  • Blizzard's recreating the original Diablo in Diablo III - Brett Makedonski
  • Diablo 3 director leaves Blizzard after ten years - Vikki Blake
  • Diablo III's Season 6 kicks off this week - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    #action #Blizzard #Diablo #PC #PS4 #Xbox One

    TOP COMMENT THREADS

    more - today's top 25

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

    Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
    to view and post comments.



     Login with Twitter

     Login with Dtoid

    Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

    Sorry for the extra step!

     




     
  •  
     
    spacer