Diablo Immortal's new Class Change mechanic has been unveiled, launching today on July 20.
Traditionally in Diablo games, and most RPGs in general, the decision you make at the start of the game is one that tends to be locked in for the duration of your adventure — which class to choose. But in Blizzard's free-to-play title Diablo Immortal, some more flexibility has arrived, as part of its latest update, which allows players to switch it up from time to time.
Detailed in a recent blog post by Blizzard, the new Class Change mechanic allows players to experience a different class while still maintaining their progress. Players simply need to visit the Shifting Flames brazier in Westmarch to begin.
Naturally, with this mechanic, there are a few rules and caveats to be aware of.
Diablo Immortal Class Change Mechanic Explained
In the blog post, Blizzard detailed a number of rules when it comes to changing class in Diablo Immortal. Players need to be aware of the following:
- Class Change becomes available for a character beginning at level 35.
- You may change your class once every seven days and at no cost — there is also a one-time option to immediately revert to your previous class, skipping the seven-day waiting period. There are no current plans to allow players to purchase the ability to change classes more frequently.
- When you change to each class for the first time, you can set the appearance of your character and receive a full reset of your Paragon Trees.
- Upon changing to each class for the first time, you will be granted placeholder gear. The placeholder gear will have an equivalent rank to the previously equipped gear of your last class.
- All Clan, Warband and other social group affiliations will carry over.
- Some class-specific cosmetics and gear will not carry over when you change classes. All gear equipped to your previous class will be available in your inventory. Any cosmetics owned for a class will be retained on that class and will be available upon changing back to it.
The added flexibilty and room to experiment will no doubt be a welcome addition to Diablo Immortal players, particulaly for those who don't want to spend the time (and money) building up a whole new character.