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Diablo 4 is coming to Steam on October 17th

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Not long after Overwatch 2 released on Steam, we now have Diablo 4 confirmed to be launching on Steam making it easier than ever to play on Steam Deck and desktop Linux. One less reason to boot up and configure Battle.net — hooray!

At least with it being on Steam, the install for Linux desktop and Steam Deck is about to get a whole lot easier. No more messing around with Battle.net directly, it will just be click and play on Steam thanks to Proton. If you're going to play it that is, because you're not still playing Baldur's Gate 3 right? Or Starfield? Or one of the many other interesting game launches this year.

What's surprising though is that Diablo 4 is coming to Steam only a few months after release.

Perhaps this might go a little better than the Overwatch 2 Steam release, which quickly (at the time) became the worst ever reviewed game on Valve's store. OW2 briefly lost the crown, but it appears according to Steam Top 250, it is once again the #1 worst rated Steam game.

The Steam release for Diablo 4 will come at the same time as the Season of Blood update, with patch notes coming on October 10th ahead of the October 17th release on Steam.

Blizzard confirmed on Steam it will have Steam Achievements and integration with Steam Friends, so you can invite people directly to play. Doesn't seem like there's any chance of transferring to Steam if you purchased on Battle.net though, annoyingly.

You can see a previous video I did on Diablo 4 for Steam Deck below:

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Will you be picking up Diablo 4 when it comes to Steam? Let me know in the comments.

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dpanter Oct 4, 2023
This game is dead, killed by incompetence. Steam can't and won't resurrect it.
natis1 Oct 4, 2023
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It requires always online for single player. This'll be a hard sell on deck.
Jpxe Oct 4, 2023
I hope they bring over some of their older titles as well. I would love to have Diablo 1-2, StarCraft 1-2 and WarCraft 1-3 easily available with all the benefits of being on Steam; like cloud saves, easy installation, etc.
drlamb Oct 4, 2023
My biggest gaming regret of this year is purchasing this game (for $70, too!). Played for two weeks after launch and haven't touched it since.

Last edited by drlamb on 4 October 2023 at 8:51 pm UTC
dredhammer Oct 4, 2023
Looks like Diablo 4 on battle.net is not making money like its supposed to. In terms of the overly monetization of diablo 4 and always online drm even for single player is not going to go over well with steam users.
Actvision-Blizzard didnt even bother to release the previous three games and their expansions on steam to sweeten the release for steam users. Get the entire collection for the first time on steam with a discount launch day price, if they did that i think most steam users would forgive all the downsides that come with diablo 4.
lejimster Oct 4, 2023
I'm conflicted here, because I love the Starcraft and Diablo series and so have all but D4 on Battle.net (I was waiting for the price to drop). Because of OCD it would trigger me to have only one of their games on Steam, but it would be so much more convenient from a compatibility and ease of install point of view.

I just wish Blizzard had released a native Linux launcher, they could easily support all their games through Proton. It's a shame to hear negative reviews of D4 on here, I certainly hope it's not that bad.
omer666 Oct 4, 2023
Well for once I'm a bit more positive than others on this one, I'd gladly buy it when it's on sale.
Soulprayer Oct 4, 2023
No Battle.net transfer to steam? And I can't hook up steam in Battle.net?
Well, then this is a "No", my friend.

I'm curious how big the review bombing of Diablo4 will be.
Will it remove OW2 from it's "worst game" throne? *preparing Popcorn for that*
Essoje Oct 4, 2023
Like everything they made since D3, it's a hard pass.
This is not Blizzard making games, but Activision using necromancy to play around with it's corpse.
If I want a good Diablo experience, there's tons of games that satisfy that already, for a fraction of its price in money and time. Thank god we never had a monopoly in the genre.
yndoendo Oct 4, 2023
As long as Bobby Kotick is still CEO of Activision Blizzard, I will not be buying any of their games. No matter the nostalgia. He actively new about the problematic environment that was driven by sexual harassment. Most people have forgotten, I will not.
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