Blizzard Entertainment

Diablo 4 Free on Steam For a Week

Blizzard Entertainment has announced an exciting news for gaming enthusiasts - Diablo 4, their popular action role-playing game, is now available as a free-to-play game on the PC platform Steam for a limited time. This opportunity allows Steam users to download and trial the game until November 28 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm UK.

Initially launched in June on Blizzard’s own Battle.net as a premium game, this is the first time that Diablo 4 is being offered as a free-to-play experience on the Steam platform. Additionally, the game is already available on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, solidifying its presence across multiple gaming platforms.

During this free-to-play period, gamers will be able to play Diablo 4 up to level 20, which translates to approximately eight hours of gameplay. By allowing users a taste of the game, Blizzard hopes to entice players to explore the immersive world of Diablo 4 and experience the exciting gameplay mechanics firsthand.

In conjunction with the free trial, Blizzard is also offering an enticing discount of 40% on Diablo 4 during the Steam Autumn Sale, which ends on November 28. This discount further encourages players to consider purchasing the game and continue their journey beyond the trial experience.

Diablo 4 has already achieved significant success, boasting an impressive player base of over 10 million players and becoming Blizzard’s fastest-selling game of all time. However, the game has not been without its challenges. Controversial updates and aggressive monetization strategies have sparked some concerns among the community. Nevertheless, Blizzard has been actively addressing these concerns by regularly providing updates and new content through seasonal patches.

Looking to the future, Diablo 4’s first expansion, titled “Vessel of Hatred,” is scheduled for release in late 2024. This expansion is sure to introduce new adventures, challenges, and a wealth of content for players to enjoy.

The positive reception of Diablo 4 has been resounding, with IGN awarding the game a stellar 9/10 rating. In their review, IGN praised the stunning sequel for its nearly flawless endgame and progression design, highlighting the addictive and immersive gameplay experience that keeps players hooked for hours on end.