Leaks hint at Diablo 4 pre-purchase announcement at The Game Awards

We might be hearing news about Diablo 4 earlier than expected, if a supposedly leaked internal Blizzard memo is correct.

A leaked internal memo from Blizzard has seemingly revealed plans for a pre-order announcement concerning Diablo 4 later this year, at The Game Awards.

Leaks reveal possible pre-order announcement for the game.
Leaks reveal possible pre-order announcement for the game.

The screenshot looks to be an internal readiness memo for teams involved in the development of several big titles from the company. The document has been circulating on social media and Reddit.

The internal document was leaked a few hours before the Wow: Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch was announced. The date for the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch announcement matches the leaked document, which gives it some credibility.

Fans of the Diablo franchise have been eager for news about the game that is scheduled for release in 2023. The announcement should give us more idea on when to expect Diablo 4.

The leak gives limited information and leaves gamers speculating on what is bundled when you pre-order the game. Early or beta access, cosmetic items, and limited-edition collectibles have been mentioned as possible rewards for pre-ordering the game.

Other games mentioned

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight will be released on November 25
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight will be released on November 28, 2022, according to the leaked document. 

The leaked document mentions several titles to watch out for from Blizzard Activision.

World of Warcraft players have something to look forward to with the upcoming release of the Wrath of the Lich King Classic on September 26th. Another WoW reference in the leaks suggests that Dragonflight, which is the next expansion for the MMO, will have a pre-patch announcement on October 25 and be released on November 28.

As per the memo, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, referred to in the document as "COD: Cortez", is scheduled to launch globally on October 27th. This will be the next installment in the COD franchise after Call of Duty: Vanguard was released last year.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will also be coming out on November 16th. Overwatch 2 will also be getting an early access launch in October.

The Game Awards

Each year, the awards show has been the venue for some of the biggest gaming industry announcements. In 2021, Dune: Spice Wars, Star Wars: Eclipse, and Homeworld 3 were some of the big games announced during the awards ceremony.

The Game Awards is set for December 8, 2022, and will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will be streamed live from The Game Awards website.

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