Diablo IV First Expansion: Vessel of Hatred – Release Date and Everything We Know

Vessel of Hatred Release Date


Hello everyone! Welcome to another InstantCarry blog post. It seems that 2024 is not only a World of Warcraft year, but also the year in which Blizzard that was previously taken by Activision is now under the steady wing of Microsoft and along with many changes coming to gaming through this move, we also see the WoW pattern spread out to other Blizzard games.

Whenever we talk about Diablo, we can’t help but mention how much hype there was with the initial Diablo IV release, and on top of that the whole Season system which drastically changes the gameplay. However, there were many issues that the Diablo 4 developers faced with. Some of which are closely connected to the previously said ‘fast pace’ of Seasons and the deadlines that seem to push the game even though it’s not fully finished prior to release.

We hope that this won’t be the case with Diablo IV’s first expansion, the Vessel of Hatred. Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release date for the first expansion of Diablo IV, titled Vessel of Hatred. This expansion promises to deepen the dark narrative and introduce a host of new features that will charm players.

So without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about this highly anticipated expansion.

Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred Official Release Date Confirmed

The Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred Release Date has been confirmed to be on October 8th. So far there were no indications that this date will change, and the Vessel of Hatred expansion has been in the works for quite some time.

We are aware of it’s existence basically only a few months after Diablo 4’s initial release. You can read more about that here.

Vessel of Hatred Release Date Cinematic (Video)

Expansion Features

New Zone: The Salted Wastes

  • Description: An arid, cursed desert with ancient ruins and dark secrets buried beneath the sands.
  • Key Locations:
    • The Black Oasis: A sinister hub filled with new quests, vendors, and NPCs.
    • The Tomb of Agon: A sprawling dungeon filled with ancient curses and powerful enemies.
    • The Searing Steppes: Treacherous, lava-filled plains patrolled by demonic beasts.

New Playable Class: Spiritborn

  • Description: Ranked among the apex predators of the jungle, the Spiritborn is an entirely new class to the Diablo Series. They are battle-hardened with mystical synergies that could only be awakened deep within the jungles of Nahantu.

Important Note: More information regarding this New Class will be revealed on July 18th.

New Story Campaign

  • Plot: Continue the grim tale of Sanctuary, battling against the resurgence of demonic forces led by Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred.
  • Main Characters: Involving familiar faces like Lorath Nahr and Lilith, as well as new allies and adversaries.
  • Narrative Depth: Includes rich cutscenes and lore that expand on the dark universe of Diablo.

New Dungeon Types

  • Horrific Labyrinths: Procedurally generated dungeons with escalating difficulty.
  • The Blood Halls: Cursed halls filled with blood rituals and ancient horrors.
  • Forsaken Catacombs: Underground mazes with deadly traps and hidden secrets.

New Game Mechanics

  • Hatred System: A new mechanic where players must manage a resource called Hatred. Too much Hatred can corrupt and transform the player, offering powerful but dangerous abilities.
  • Cursed Relics: Special items with powerful buffs but also severe drawbacks. Choosing to wield them adds a strategic layer to gameplay.

Expanded Endgame Content

  • Infernal Portals: New endgame activities where players must close demonic rifts and face powerful bosses.
  • Elite Hunts: Challenges that involve hunting down and slaying legendary demons across Sanctuary.
  • PvP Enhancements: New battlegrounds and modes for player versus player combat.

New Items and Equipment

  • Legendary Weapons and Armor: Unique items with special abilities and lore connections.
  • Runes and Gems: Additional customization options for further enhancing your character’s power.

Pre-Order and Editions

Standard Edition

  • Price: $39.99
  • Content:
    • Base expansion.
    • Snow Leopard Pet.
    • Mother’s Lament Legendary Gem for Diablo Immortal.

Deluxe Edition

  • Price: $59.99
  • Content:
    • Base expansion.
    • Snow Leopard Pet.
    • Mother’s Lament Legendary Gem for Diablo Immortal.
    • Nahantu War-Cat Mount and Armor Bundle.
    • One Premium Battle Pass Token.

Ultimate Edition

  • Price: $89.99
  • Content:
    • Base expansion.
    • Snow Leopard Pet.
    • Mother’s Lament Legendary Gem for Diablo Immortal.
    • Nahantu War-Cat Mount and Armor Bundle.
    • One Premium Battle Pass Token.
    • 3,000 Platinum.
    • Natalya, Tiger Pet.
    • Nahantu Unearthed Armor Bundle (5 Armor Sets).
    • Wings of the Faith Cosmetic.
    • Nahantu Themed Town Portal.

Gameplay Updates

Visual and Audio Updates

  • Enhanced Graphics: Improved textures and lighting for more immersive environments.
  • Dynamic Weather: New weather effects in The Salted Wastes.
  • New Soundtracks: Dark, haunting music tracks that complement the eerie atmosphere.

Quality of Life Improvements

  • Inventory Management: Better sorting and stacking options for items.
  • Skill Respecs: More flexible system for respeccing character skills.

Development Insights

Director’s Note

Rod Fergusson, General Manager of the Diablo Franchise, shares:

“Vessel of Hatred brings a deeper, darker story and more brutal challenges that will test even the most seasoned heroes of Sanctuary. We’re excited to introduce the Spiritborn and explore new dimensions of horror and strategy in Diablo IV.”

Community Feedback

Blizzard has focused on integrating player feedback to enhance the depth and complexity of the gameplay experience, aiming to deliver a richer and more engaging world.


Q: What are the system requirements?

A: The expansion will have similar system requirements to Diablo IV. For detailed specifications, visit the official Blizzard site.

Q: How can I participate in the beta?

A: Sign up through your Battle.net account. Beta access will be granted in phases.

Q: Will there be cross-play?

A: Yes, Vessel of Hatred will support cross-play and cross-progression across all platforms.

Q: Will there be Early-Access for if I preorder Vessel of Hatred? 

A: Unlike the official Diablo IV release preordering Vessel of Hatred WILL NOT grant you early access.

Q: When is the Vessel of Hatred Release Date? 

A:Vessel of Hatred Release Date is on October 8th, 2024.


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Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred  promises to be a great addition to the Diablo universe bringing new challenges, dark lore, and innovative gameplay mechanics.

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Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred Details Revealed (Video)