Revealing All Confirmed So Far About Diablo 4 Vessel Of Hatred DLC

Since it was first announced at BlizzCon 2023, we’ve known very little about Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred, but with a recent official announcement, we may be able to uncover the secrets about this upcoming expansion.

To be frank, Vessel of Hatred update will absolutely change the future of Diablo 4. It will give players a brand new location to explore, a never-before-seen class, a more fleshed-out storyline, and some major gameplay changes. If you want to learn everything about this Diablo 4 DLC that has been confirmed so far, don’t miss this guide. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Revealing All Confirmed So Far About Diablo 4 Vessel Of Hatred DLC

Release Date

Previously, we could only speculate on a vague “late 2024 release date” based on the 2023 trailer. But in an interview with Force Gaming in early November 2023, Rod Fergusson said the developer was planning a big reveal “in about six months” in “early summer 2024,” meaning we can expect more information around May or June 2024.

Unexpectedly, this came to fruition at Summer Game Fest. As revealed at Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred DLC will officially release on October 8, 2024.

Pre-Order DLC

Vessel of Hatred DLC will be a paid expansion, but apparently this differs from the regular seasonal updates that were previously announced as part of the base game.

Thankfully, rumors of a $90 base price have proven to be nonsense. We now know what the actual price is, and apparently the developers will add more content than seasonal updates to justify the cost.

Vessel of Hatred is currently available for $89.99, $59.99 and $39.99 for Ultimate, Deluxe and Standard editions respectively.

So you can pre-order any edition of the expansion right now and get a host of Diablo 4 items to use right away, including a range of new Diablo 4 pets that will join you on your adventures.

New Location: Nahantu

Diablo 4 DLC will add a brand new playable region called Nahantu, which is also known as Torajan, Torajan Jungles, or Toraja.

This is a wild jungle in Sanctuary of Diablo lore, located south of Kehjistan zone, so Vessel of Hatred expansion will probably expand the existing Diablo 4 map to the currently inaccessible southwest region.

However, the area previously appeared in Act 3 of Diablo 2, so veteran players may already be familiar with it. But at the time, it was still considered part of Kehjistan, rather than a separate region.

Players may remember visiting locations like City of Kurast, which also served as the hub for Diablo 2 Act 3, and Temple City of Travincal, both of which can be found in Nahantu and will probably make another appearance in Diablo 4’s new expansion.

Diablo 4 DLC New Location - Nahantu

New Class: Spiritborn

In addition, this DLC will also introduce a brand new class that is not only a brand new profession in the current game, but also unprecedented in the entire Diablo series.

Confirming previous datamining, we now know that the new class in a Vessel of Hatred will be Spiritborn, which is closely connected to nature and fits perfectly with the jungle environment in the expansion.

With the addition of the new class, the five existing classes may also change, but it is not yet clear whether this will increase their level caps.

While little information is currently available, Spiritborn class reveal will be released on July 18, when this game-changing class will be introduced in depth. Let’s wait and see.

Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred DLC unveils Spiritborn as new class

New Storyline

During Diablo 4’s major campaign, Herald of Mephisto appears to players as a Bloodied Wolf several times, guiding them to help defeat his daughter, Lilith.

At the end of the story, he is captured by Neyrelle in a Soulstone. The last time we see him is when he is being transported to a ship by Neyrelle.

Fans of Diablo 2 may already know about Mephisto’s connection to Nahantu region, as Prime Evil plays a major role in Act 3 of the game. Therefore, it makes sense that Vessel of Hatred takes place here.

Because of Prime Evil’s connection to Nahantu, many players suspect that Diablo 4 will eventually take players back to the region to follow up on the plot threads surrounding Mephisto.

In addition, the voice heard in the initial Diablo 4 DLC announcement trailer is that of Mephisto himself. He states that as Lilith progresses further, he becomes more powerful. We all have to participate in what’s happening here, or everyone will be left in the dark.

This suggests that Mephisto will have a greater presence in Vessel of Hatred expansion, and players may even end up fighting Lord of Hatred himself.

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Gameplay Updates

While we don’t have full details yet, we know that Vessel of Hatred will introduce some new gameplay changes. You can recruit Mercenaries to fight alongside you, they have unique abilities to help in battle, and they will become more powerful the longer they spend with you.

What’s more, for the first time in Diablo 4, there will be endgame dungeons, which will include PvE cooperative gameplay, and you will need to team up with other players to complete the level together.

Besides this, other updates will be introduced throughout the game, including new skills for existing classes, additional Paragon Boards, discoverable Legendary Aspects, and new dungeon types of players to challenge.

That’s all we know about Diablo 4 DLC so far. If you want more information, stay tuned. Expect more fun with the new expansion!

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