Blizzard has opened up pre-registration for Diablo Immortal over on the App Store for iOS and iPadOS. The app, which lets you pre-register the game for free and have it automatically download when it is available, has a release date of 30 June 2022. However, Blizzard says this date isn’t correct and is more a placeholder than a set launch date for the game.
I actually opened my App Store this morning and saw the date myself. Got quite excited about the release date too. Sadly, that isn’t the case. Blizzard has yet to officially announce a release date for Diablo Immortal yet.
In a statement, the company says the pre-register page simply lists a placeholder date. They claim that 30 June 2022 is not the official launch date for the game.
“As a point of clarification for anyone who pre-registers on iOS and iPadOS, players will notice that the game is listed with a launch date of June 30. We want to make it clear that June 30 is not the official launch date of Diablo Immortal, and this is just a placeholder for the time being as we lock in our final plans. We will update the community with our official launch timing at a later date.”
Blizzard also shared a bunch of new information on the game including a new feature that lets players change their class without having to start new characters. By visiting Westmarch, players can select a new class and overhaul their visual style without losing any progress they have made in the game. They also detailed the cosmetic system in Diablo Immortal.
Cosmetics let you radically change your character’s appearance without affecting your gear or stats. Think of them as a new visual you can apply instead of your equipment.
Cosmetics are acquired per class, though each cosmetic set is available to every class. They affect your outfits and the look of your weapons; a few include custom animations. Here’s an example of how the same cosmetic set changes the appearance of different classes.
Our plan is to roll out a new cosmetic set for all classes each month, themed after the month’s Battle Pass (Ghosts of Ashwold, above, is first). Purchasing the Battle Pass for a given month will allow you to unlock a cosmetic outfit for any one class, and purchasing the Premium Battle Pass will also include custom portal skins and portrait frames.
Players can also unlock a free Horadrim-themed Living Legacy cosmetic for pre-registering for Diablo Immortal on either iOS or Android. You can do this in two ways:
- Visit the Diablo Immortal website, click the “pre-register now” button, and log in with your Battle.net account.
- Find Diablo Immortal on the Google Play or App Store, and follow their directions to pre-register.
Hopefully, Blizzard will share more information on Diablo Immortal soon and an actual release date. The game was announced back in 2018 but has suffered numerous delays since. You can catch up on the full blog update here.