Blizzard Entertainment announced the release date for mobile spin-off Diablo Immortal. It’s launching June 2 on iOS and Android mobile devices. It’s also getting a surprise release on Windows PC as a free-to-play game in open beta.
Cross-play and cross-progression are available for the mobile and PC versions, provided you use the same Battle.net account. Progress made during the open beta on PC will carry over to the full release.
Despite the PC port, Diablo Immortal has been designed as a mobile game, but with the same addictive hack and slash, loot ’em up gameplay of the original action-RPG series.
Lore-wise it takes place between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. Tyrael the angel is presumed dead, and the destroyed worldstone fragments have been scattered across the world. And the demons just can’t leave well enough alone.
On launch, players can play as six different classes: barbarian, crusader, demon hunter, monk, necromancer, and wizard. Diablo Immortal represents the largest Diablo game yet, with eight different zones, with more to come in future updates.
Diablo Immortal is also designed as more of an MMORPG. Live events will call upon players on the same server to team up to take down challenging threats. And the Helliquary is Immortal’s version of an eight-player raid event.
Diablo Immortal was announced way back during BlizzCon 2018. It was infamous for receiving a negative response from the fanbase after the quote, “Don’t you all have phones?”. But much has changed in the last several years, including extensive alpha and beta testing, adding controller support, and an official PC release with cross-play.
Diablo Immortal is rated M for Mature. It will launch as free-to-play on mobile and PC (beta) on June 2.