Diablo 4 Players Are Wanting a Major Change to Story Bosses

The villains in the Diablo 4 campaign featured some of the best boss fights in the entire game, which ultimately left some fans wondering if the bosses weren’t being used to their full potential. Diablo 4 takes place 50 years after Malthael was defeated in Reaper of Souls, and it introduces players to a Vault still reeling from the deadly catastrophe. After its crumbling state, Lilith and Inaris return with agendas of their own, and it’s up to the player once again to save Sanctuary from the plot of Burning Hell.

Although Diablo 4 has six chapters and five regions, it has several memorable boss battles throughout its journey. From Elias and Astaroth, to Lilith herself, players will be put to the test in their first game in a way reminiscent of Diablo 2. Beyond the story campaign, Ashava and other world bosses await in Diablo 4, and players even have the chance to take on Lilith as the level 100 Pinnacle Boss. However, there was one aspect that the community felt was lacking in the boss encounters in the Diablo 4 campaign.

Unlike Diablo 2 and Diablo 3, boss fights in the sequel are not repeatable. Once a player completes the campaign, they will not have the opportunity to repeat the boss fight on higher difficulties (such as world tier 3). While Diablo 3 tied its bounty system to each chapter’s boss, Diablo 4 doesn’t yet have such a feature. KurtiZ_TSW brought up the idea of having replayable campaign bosses on the Diablo 4 subreddit, and based on support from other fans of the series, this seems to be one of the bigger requests the community wanted.

That’s certainly not an unreasonable request, since farm law bosses have always been a staple of Diablo games. While running Baal endlessly can be painfully tedious, the amulets dropped by the Lord of Destruction in Diablo II’s Hell difficulty are valuable enough to make the grind worthwhile. With Nightmare Dungeons and Helltides, Diablo 4 has the opportunity to diversify its endgame by giving players another experience and the option of a loot farm with repeatable Act bosses.

Given that Diablo 4’s first season launches in mid-July, it’s possible the feature will arrive at a later date. While the criticism of its absence at launch isn’t entirely unfounded, it’s best to give Blizzard the chance to examine the state of endgame in Diablo 4 during seasonal play, and then decide how best to incorporate Act bosses into it.

Diablo 4 is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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