The Season of Blood, Diablo IV’s second season, was announced at gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live, coming October 17! General manager of Diablo, Rod Fergusson, took to the stage and welcomed actress and producer Gemma Chan as the latest addition to the phenomenal voice cast.

Season of Blood is about combatting the rise of vampires in Sanctuary while harnessing their power for your own and Gemma will be voicing the lead character, Erys the Vampire Hunter. With her help, you can embrace new supernatural powers in order to protect Sanctuary from the vampire threat and ultimately face off against the vampire lord. In addition to new Vampiric Powers, there will be a new Questline to uncover, 5 endgame bosses able to target specific Unique and Ultra Unique items as a drop, and additional quality-of-life updates listed below.

We also had an exciting milestone announced today! Since launch, Diablo IV has seen 12 million players and 1.3 billion hours of playtime since its world premiere.


  • More efficient Inventory management for Gems.
  • Paragon Points, Skill Points, Potion Charges, and Obol capacity upgrades will now carry over into a new Season once achieved with an Eternal or previous Seasonal Realm character.
  • Changes to the functionality of status effects include Vulnerable, Overpower, Critical Strike Damage and Elemental Resistances.
  • All updates in the above and the ability to target specific Unique and Ultra Unique items as a drop will be available in both Seasonal and Eternal Realms.

What Blizzard shared today is just a slice of what’s in store for wanderers in Season of Blood. More to come as we approach its release. For more information, see the blog here –

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