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Is Diablo 4 MMO? – Everything You Need to Know

Is Diablo 4 MMO? – Everything You Need to Know
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The hype train for Diablo 4 has long departed, and it is about to reach its final destination in a few days when the game gets released officially on June 6. Still, there are a lot of questions that the fans are debating about.

If you’re not new to the Diablo universe, you probably know that the previous games stuck with the ARPG (action role-playing game) label, but Diablo 4 is bringing in new features that are spilling over into the world of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. So, is Diablo 4 MMO? We bring you everything you need to know in this straightforward article.

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Is Diablo 4 an MMORPG Game?

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The simple answer to the question of whether Diablo 4 is an MMORPG game is—no, it isn’t. If you’re expecting anything similar to World of Warcraft and similar titles where you can run into loads of other players at any point, Diablo 4 is meant to disappoint you. Players also won’t be able to complete quests together or form any parties, which are common features in MMORPG games.

However, Diablo 4 brings a few innovations to the series that are borderline MMORPG. Even though other players won’t pop up all the time in your vicinity, you can still run into others while playing the latest installment of this demon slasher. This will most likely happen in settlements, but your Diablo 4 experience will still be mostly your own.

Another aspect of the new game that verges close to the world of MMORPG games is certain world events that may involve several players (for example, a world boss may pop up and get nearby players to join their forces together to bring it down). Other than that, Diablo 4 will mostly be your typical dungeon-crawling, loot-collecting, and demon-killing RPG that many people know and love.

We hope this piece brings more clarity about Diablo 4’s genre. If you need any other assistance with the game, feel free to explore the rest of our Diablo 4 section here on TouchTapPlay!

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Slobodan Brkljač

Slobodan is a staff writer with more than three years of experience in writing and editing online content. He joined TouchTapPlay in late 2022 and has been writing all kinds of articles about the gaming industry, but his heart is usually in the big AAA action/adventure titles like God of War, Horizon, Tomb Raider, and Star Wars Jedi series. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Cultural Studies. When he’s not gaming, you can find him at the gym or local coffee shops searching for the perfect latte.

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Is Diablo 4 MMO? – Everything You Need to Know