Back in June, Blizzard Entertainment rolled out Diablo IV. The newest entry in the series swiftly picked up traction for the developer as it was recorded the fastest-selling release ever for the game studio. And despite the success of the game and the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, the pair are not planned to hit Xbox Game Pass as part of current post-deal plans between Microsoft & Activision Blizzard King.
In our review for Diablo IV, we wrote: “I am so pleased with how Diablo IV has turned out. It embraces its roots, taking some gameplay advances of Diablo 3 and features of Immortal to give us a proper next-generation entry to the series. I can’t wait to see the seasonal content and add to the game over time, as this will usher a new generation of action RPGs into the modern era.”
This week, Blizzard Entertainment as part of the ongoing Blood Harvest for Diablo IV has now extended this event into real life with a blood drive tied to the game. In that, donating will reward players with in-game items and even enters you into a sweepstakes for a custom PC. More eye-opening is that this build is infused with real human blood, Blizzard writes in the FAQ.
“Yep, REAL human blood. This PC is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, an Intel Core i9-13900K, 64 GB of DDR5 RAM, 3 TB Gen5 NVMe M.2 SSD storage, and comes in a signature Diablo red/black color palette with custom Season of Blood graphics,” the description reads. The items includes are Dagger – Bloodpetal Anlace, Axe – Bloodpetal Sever, Necro Offhand – Bloodpetal Heart, Sword – Bloodpetal Blade, and Druid Staff – Bloodpetal Bludgeon for Tier 1 weapons.
Tier 2 offers ‘The Loch Raeth Maor Barbarian armor set’ and Tier 3 gives ‘Vermilion Eye Piebald mount’. Upon 666 quarts of blood donated, the sweepstakes for the blood-infused PC will be unlocked. As of writing, the tracker progress only teeters over Tier 1 – at 42 percent.Noted, while progression is tied to unlocking tiers, items are not exclusive to those choosing to visit a blood drive.
“All players that own Diablo IV will receive the in-game rewards once the tiered milestones are reached, though we highly encourage you to donate if you are able to in order to ensure you, along with the broader Diablo IV community, yield the rewards.” It adds, “Donors are free to donate to wherever is convenient for them at a clinic of their choice in the United States. […] Participants can submit any proof of donation such as a confirmation email given to them by their chosen donation site.”
Are you interested in donating blood for the Diablo IV Blood Harvest?
Diablo IV is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Source: Blizzard Entertainment