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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