Conveniently timed to coincide with the launch of this year's Steam autumn sale, Blizzard has announced a free trial week for Diablo 4 — plus accompanying discounts across all versions — which is now live and runs until 28th November.
Diablo 4's free trial lets players dip their toes into the world of Sanctuary, complete with access to co-op and crossplay, but with one major limitation: there's a level 20 cap on progression. Exactly how much playtime you'll likely get before hitting the cap is unclear, given that Blizzard is currently running Diablo 4's Mother's Blessing event at the same time, boosting XP and Gold by 35% unit til 27th November.
Regardless, Blizzard says progress can be carried over to the full game should your time with Diablo 4's free trial convince you to make a purchase. And there's additional incentive to do so, given all version of the game currently have 40% off as part of the Steam sale.
That means you can pick up the standard edition for £35.99 instead of the usual £59.99, while the digital deluxe edition — which include various cosmetics and a single premium battle pass unlock — costs £47.99 instead of £79.99. As for the Ultimate Edition — basically the deluxe edition but with an extra emote and an «accelerated» battle pass unlock — is discounted to £50.99 from £84.99.
Eurogamer's Chris Tapsell had largely positive things to say about Diablo 4 when it launched earlier this year in his 4 out of 5 star review. «At its high points Diablo 4 feels ridiculous, absurd, operatically over-the-top, a story of comical cosmic nonsense,» he wrote. «At its worst it's a cage of gilded content, made bespoke to fit its loudest fans and hold them enraptured in their own complaints forever more.»Read more on eurogamer.net