Activision Blizzard’s Diablo 4 beta is doing many things right such as bringing back the series' iconic macabre aesthetic. However, many fans are far more engrossed in the RPG's new character creator, specifically the game's magnificently muscular women in the game. Compared to the series' previous history of exclusively dainty ladies, this is a marked improvement.
Fans on Twitter were quick to point out just how muscular these women can be in the game. Considering how previous entries in the series limited how you can customize characters, this is a huge improvement.
Diablo 4 lets you be as buff or as skinny as you’d like. There are even options to make your character bigger, rather than having a typically chiselled body type. Not only will this be a huge boon to replayability, but also the core roleplaying experience.
Buff women are quickly becoming popular in the gaming sphere, alongside other media. Last year, Nintendo fans went gaga over the buff women travelling Paldea in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Other popular franchises have also included their fair share of buff females such as Star Wars' The Mandalorian and, of course, Game of Thrones.
Overall impressions of the Diablo 4 beta have been extremely positive, with many loving how addictive the game feels. While some character classes and mechanics have been criticized, like the limited dodge mechanic, it seems that Activision Blizzard has finally learned from Diablo 3’s mistakes.
Though many are praising the way buff women are represented in the game, many are still weary of developer Blizzard following a host of disgraceful lawsuits. Accusations of workplace harassment and sexual misconduct are fresh on fans' minds, and many are still planning to boycott the new game.
Diablo 4 is currently scheduled for a June 6th release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. The upcoming ARPG is expected to be supported for years to come with new content updates and expansions, similarly to Diablo 3.
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