Diablo 4: ‘No Plans’ For Map Overlay As Blizzard’s RPG Goes Gold

Diablo 4 has gone gold, but there are currently no plans for a series-mainstream quality-of-life feature. It’s on TwitterThe official Diablo account confirmed that the game went gold ahead of its June 6 release date.

However, Diablo 4’s launch doesn’t seem to include a fan-favorite feature that makes exploring more convenient, the Overlay Map. When asked Twitter If the TAB overlay map will eventually be added to Diablo 4, Diablo general manager Rod Ferguson simply replied, “There are no plans at this time.”

Overlay maps allow players to view the map while controlling their characters. They’re perfect for a top-down multiplayer game like Diablo where you might want to explore your surroundings without pausing the game entirely.

It seems the developers at Blizzard want players to focus on the world they’ve created instead of constantly following icons around the map. In the absence of an overlay map, Diablo 4 players must adjust to using the minimap or pausing to view the full map.

Reaction to Ferguson’s announcement from fans was mixed, with one Twitter user commenting on the overlay map: “It was the default ideal way to play and caused a fair amount of chaos as a result. There’s no harm in trying new things!”

But many fans resist the change, one answer is “This should definitely be an option. The minimap in the corner is not enough and it is a problem to constantly open your map while moving.”

If demand for the feature is strong enough, Blizzard may eventually implement an overlay map. Blizzard has already made many changes to Diablo 4 based on fan feedback. We know Blizzard has been working on this game for a while now, as the developer recently outlined its plans for a Battle Pass.

For more information on Diablo 4, check out our ongoing Diablo 4 review, which includes our updated beta insights. And, check out seven things we wish were back in Diablo 4.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has more than seven years of experience in the gaming industry at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Gaming Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.


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