Blizzard has clarified that the launch date listed for Diablo Immortal on iOS and iPadOS is just a placeholder and that an official date will be announced in the future.
The company today opened iOS and iPadOS pre-orders for Diablo Immortal, as well as pre-registration for Android users, with a listed June 30 release date. Placeholder dates are common for upcoming games, but can often cause some confusion, so Blizzard has tried to clear things up.
“For clarification for anyone pre-registering on iOS and iPadOS, players will find that the game is listed with a June 30 start date,” Blizzard said in a statement to IGN. “We want to be clear that June 30th is not the official launch date of Diablo Immortal and this is just a placeholder for now as we solidify our final plans. We will update the community with our official launch time at a later date.”
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Along with opening pre-orders, Blizzard also shared that Diablo Immortal will offer an option for users to change their class without having to start new characters. Upon visiting Westmark, players will be able to choose a new class and fresh visuals for their character without losing the progress made with previous classes.
The ability to switch classes with relative ease appears to work in a similar way to Final Fantasy 14’s job system, allowing players to effortlessly switch between different playstyles without any notable downside. This type of functionality effectively eliminates the need for alternate characters and gives users the freedom to stay invested in a single character, no matter what role they choose to play.
We’ve been hands-on with the Diablo Immortal closed beta, as well as the closed alpha for the last year, and had mixed feelings. While it’s a fun romp with the series’ iconic setting and slick gameplay, we found that some of the intricate mobile free-to-play elements marred the experience.
Hopefully some of these issues will be fixed in the final release, which is planned sometime in 2022.
Billy Givens is a freelance writer at IGN.
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