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Developer confirms Day One patch for Diablo 4

Blizzard Entertainment might be confident in the launch state of Diablo 4 but it's not brave enough to risk skipping a Day One patch.

Try not to get too attached to your "perfect" Diablo 4 builds right now, the Day One patch should throw a monkey wrench into your plans.

Blizzard Entertainment might be brave enough to express confidence in the launch state of Diablo 4, but it isn't Square Enix.

Whereas the Japanese video game developer doesn't plan on releasing a Day One patch for Final Fantasy 16 next month, Blizzard is well aware of its game's shortcomings.

If you have your calendar marked for June 6, let our review round-up tell you that it's a wild and smooth adventure but not without its bumps. Nevertheless, Blizzard wants to cut the devil's horns as soon as possible with a Day One patch.

There's nothing quite like the sweet smell of a fresh incoming path balancing things out, courtesy of the gaming overlords over at Blizzard. The Associate Game Director, Joseph Piepiora, confirmed that a healthy dose of balance changes and bug fixes are coming to the incoming entry to the devilishly delightful franchises.

It isn't even out yet but the balance changes have already raised a few eyebrows. Some are mockingly joking that the build videos over the past few days will be useless by the time that the Day One patch is out.

We can look forward to Blizzard continuously improving the gameplay experience of Diablo 4 in its first few months of release.

With early access to Diablo 4 starting on June 2, this patch will kick in right from the start.

If you're one of those who spent on the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition of Diablo 4, you'll experience these changes way sooner than the rest of us.

And, don't worry too much about the balance changes. Remember, conventional wisdom will tell you that a good build is timeless. The best builds will keep their charm (pun intended) even with the numerical changes. A good understanding of your build will give you an edge, especially if you're looking to join the Diablo 4 Hardcore Victory challenge.

Besides, a Day One patch is good news. It guarantees that everyone has a smoother ride into the world of Diablo 4. From improving the dungeon crawling experience, which was a big focus during the multiple open beta tests, to the fine-tuning of gameplay mechanics and character abilities, it's all designed to give you an immersive and let's face it, more addictive, Diablo experience.

At the very least, we can look forward to more improvements to Diablo 4 - not a bug-filled launch.

So, whether you're a Necromancer wanting a buff or just excited to explore the wide, wild Sanctuary map, brace yourself for a truly unique journey.

While we don't have the complete patch notes yet, don't forget that the anticipation is all part of the fun.

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Ray Ampoloquio

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Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time.
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