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Diablo 4 DLC: Everything we know about Vessel of Hatred

We know that Diablo 4 DLC is on the way, after it was initially revealed at the Opening Ceremony of BlizzCon 2023. However, that official announcement trailer gave very little away, other than confirming this expansion is called Vessel of Hatred and will be arriving at some point in late 2024. Since then, I’ve been able to gather some more information from leaks and interviews to get a better idea of what the future of Diablo 4 will hold, which I’ve summarized here to provide further detail. If you want the lowdown, then here’s everything we know so far about the Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred DLC.

When is the Diablo 4 DLC out?

Diablo 4 DLC coming late 2024

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As confirmed by the splash screen at the end of the official announcement trailer, the Diablo 4 DLC is “coming late 2024” – however we don’t have any more solid information on when Vessel of Hatred is out other than that. During an interview with Force Gaming at the start of November 2023, Rod Fergusson stated that Blizzard are planning a big reveal “early this summer” in “probably like six months or so”, which means we can expect a lot more information to arrive around May or June 2024.

How much will the Diablo 4 DLC cost?

The Nahantu region in Diablo 4 DLC

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Again, no information has been revealed yet about how much the Diablo 4 DLC will cost, but it has been made clear that Vessel of Hatred will be a paid-for expansion, setting it apart from the regular seasonal updates we are currently receiving that are included as part of the base game. Rumors of a $90 price are almost certainly nonsense, with a $40-50 price tag seeming a much more likely outcome for a significant expansion, which will obviously add a lot more content than the seasonal updates to justify the cost.

The Diablo 4 DLC is set in a new (but familiar) location

The Nahantu region in Diablo 4 DLC

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The Diablo 4 DLC will add an entire new playable region named Nahantu, which has also been referred to as Toraja, Torajan, or the Torajan Jungles. This a wild jungle area that exists within Diablo lore in Sanctuary, to the south of Kehjistan, so it’s likely that the Vessel of Hatred expansion will extend the existing Diablo 4 map into the currently inaccessible area to the southwest. This region previously featured in Act 3 of Diablo 2, so may already be familiar to long-standing players, though back then it was still considered part of Kehjistan rather than being a distinct zone.

The Diablo 4 DLC introduces a completely new class

The Nahantu region in Diablo 4 DLC

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The Diablo 4 DLC will introduce a fresh class that is not only brand new for the current game, but has also never been seen before in the entire Diablo series. Although no further information has been confirmed around this, previously leaked files suggest the new class for Vessel of Hatred could be Spiritborn, which is heavily linked to nature and would tie in well with the jungle setting for the expansion. It is likely that changes will also be made to the five existing classes, though it isn’t known if that will involve raising their level caps.

The Diablo 4 DLC storyline involves Mephisto

Mephisto as the Bloodied Wolf in Diablo 4

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During the main campaign of Diablo 4, the Herald of Mephisto appears to players a number of times in the form of a Bloodied Wolf, guiding them to assist in defeating his daughter Lilith. By the end of the story, he is captured in a soulstone by Neyrelle, and is last seen being transported by her on a ship, followed by the Bloodied Wolf.

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