IGN had the chance to speak to Diablo 4 production director Tiffany Wat and associate game director Joe Piepiora at BlizzCon 2023, and they dropped a pretty big hint about the highly sought-after but yet-to-be-confirmed Cow Level.

Since the beginning of Season 2 of Diablo 4, players have taken a major step toward solving the Cow Level mystery that has caused players to search endlessly for the urban legend-turned-meme-turned-Diablo level in this latest game.

As it turns out, players can earn three “Items of Great Significance,” one at a time, if they kill 666 cows. Players can only earn one of these relics per week, but it appears all three can be used to craft a key to access the Forlorn Hovel, which is a location that many believe is where the elusive portal to Diablo 4’s Cow Level is hiding.

We asked Wat and Piepiora about this new development in the community, and they had a bit of bovine fun before dropping a tantalizing hint for fans.

“Did you say Cow Level?” Piepiora joked after we asked about the Cow Level.

“Yeah, Cow Level,” IGN’s Matt Kim responded.

“Sounds udderly ridiculous,” Wat said. “I mean, I think I have heard that a lot of players have been out there slaying cows.”

“Just poor innocent cows in the countryside of Diablo?” Piepiora asked with a smile.

“Poor, innocent cows in Sanctuary,” Wat said. “I mean, Sanctuary is not a good place to be, even as a cow. I will say, however, if people have picked up any items from their cow campaign… cow slay-age campaign… they should hang on to them.”

“I don’t know what she’s talking about,” Piepiora said in response.

While we may have to wait to fully solve this Cow Level mystery, Blizzard did reveal Diablo 4’s first expansion will be called Vessel of Hatred and that it will arrive in late 2024. We didn’t learn too much about the expansion yet, but it will take place in a region called Nahantu and will concern the fate of Mephisto and his plans for Sanctuary. Furthermore, it will include a brand-new, never-before-seen Diablo class.

For more, check out everything announced so far from BlizzCon 2023.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.





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