Check out the trailer below showing a brief look at the Cannibals.Some of the current known families include the Cultists, the Drowned, and the returning Fallen. Blizzard Developer, Candace Thomas, Senior Encounter Designer, describes the Cannibals as melee bruisers that leap toward players.
Thomas states in the developer blog that each of the four family enemies has a unique fighting style.
- The two-handed greatsword cleaver wielder that has a “slow sweeping frontal attack”.
- A more mobile attacker with a lightweight halberd for leaping great distances.
- A bruiser that can stun players with a heavy spiked club attack.
- The dual axe-wielding swarmers that aim to be a pain if left alone.
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A short message from an unknown character named, Liya Khal’tib, provides some lore to the Cannibals,
“The few who have survived encounters with these butchers share the same stories. They tell of the mad fire that burns in the eyes of all Cannibals, of how eating the flesh of their victims in battle only fuels their hunger for more. They whisper of the unlucky souls spared in the attacks, hauled off like livestock for the raiders to pick clean until their next hunt.”
The full message is readable in Blizzard’s quarterly update. While this news doesn’t include a release date for Diablo 4, the quarterly updates will be a way to continue learning more.
Diablo 4 Left-Click Now Rebindable
One of the major changes from Diablo 3 includes the ability to rebind the left-click button. This was a frequently asked for feature because you couldn’t use what’s known as force moving. Without force moving, if you accidentally left-click an enemy while trying to move toward them, it attacks them instead of only moving in that direction.
Changing the UI to Look More Realistic
Blizzard also tweaked the UI after receiving feedback from BlizzCon 2019. Lead UI Designer, Angela Del Priore, spoke about creating a more realistic inventory through different aesthetics. On top of this, Priore briefly mentioned they’re developing Diablo 4 with controller support on PC.
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For more Diablo 4 information, did you know the former director of Gears of War is now at Blizzard? Or that Diablo 4 will contain cosmetic microtransactions? It’s not all bad, there still might be a Diablo anime in the works.
Jeffrey Lerman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Snakester95.
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