Diablo 4: ‘No Plans’ for Map Overlay at Launch as Blizzard’s RPG Goes Gold
Diablo 4 has gone Gold, but there are currently no plans for the series’ staple Quality of Life feature.upon twitterDiablo’s official account confirmed that the game went gold before its June 6 release date.
#Diablo IV I got gold. Can you feel her presence now?
See you in Sanctuary. 6.6.23 🔥 pic.twitter.com/OGX8oACUCr
— Diablo (@Diablo) April 17, 2023
However, it looks like Diablo 4’s launch won’t include overlay maps, a fan-favorite feature that makes exploration more convenient.when asked at twitter If TAB overlay maps are eventually added to Diablo 4, Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson simply replied, “There are no plans at this time.”
Overlay maps allow players to see the map while maintaining control of their character. These are great for top-down multiplayer games like Diablo where you want to explore your surroundings without completely pausing the game.
No plans at this time.
— Rod Ferguson (@RodFergusson) April 14, 2023
Blizzard’s developers seem to want players to focus on the world they’ve created rather than constantly following icons on the map. Or you should pause and adjust to see the entire map.
Fan reaction to Ferguson’s announcement was mixed, with one Twitter user commenting on the overlay map, “It used to be the default ideal way to play, but it resulted in quite a bit of confusion. Trying new things doesn’t hurt. No!” he said.
However, many fans have resisted the change, with some responding, “This should definitely be an option. A minimap in the corner isn’t good enough, and having the map open all the time while moving is a pain.” there was.
If demand for the feature is strong enough, it’s entirely possible that Blizzard will eventually implement overlay maps. Blizzard has already made a number of changes to Diablo 4 based on fan feedback from the game’s beta. I know that you are working on it.
For more on Diablo 4, check out our ongoing Diablo 4 review with updated beta impressions. And check out the 7 elements we hope will return in Diablo 4.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over 7 years of experience in the games industry and has bylines for IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.