Diablo 4 next changes should take note of a D3 loot mechanic

Souhardya Choudhury
Treasure Goblins in Diablo 4

Diablo 4’s lack of variety in Treasure Goblins might not be the most pressing matter to attend to for the devs at the moment, but adding some from their D3 roster might just bolster the RPG experience for many players.

Diablo 4‘s much-anticipated Season 4 is just around the corner, and players are quite intrigued about how the upcoming season will deliver. With a bunch of new changes teased in the PTR, the game could do well with some variety as well.

While Treasure Goblins in Diablo 4 aren’t necessarily a significant part of the gameplay experience, with some variety, chasing them can just be much more fun. We don’t have to look far for some perfect examples regarding this case, as Diablo 3 had a large variety of Goblins.

From Rainbow Goblins that could transport you to an entirely different location called Whimsydale to Gem Hoarders specializing in only gems, Diablo 3 had a bunch of Goblins that were fun to chase. The mechanics were so well done that players could not ignore them, unlike Diablo 4.

The prime reason why Diablo 4 could do well with some variety in this case is to reduce the focus on endless grinding and encourage players to start enjoying the other aspects of the title. For example, having Rainbow Goblins and opening portals to different locations can be an enjoyable experience for many.

Another important benefit of adding different kinds of Treasure Goblins would be loot diversity, as players would rather get various types of rewarding loot rather than the predictable item drops from the current Goblins in Diablo 4.

Reddit user ‘shmittninjah’ posted about this on the Diablo 4 subreddit as well and most players agreed that they wanted D3’s variety in Treasure Goblins in D4. Adding them back or introducing new ones could revamp the exploration of the title entirely.

Experienced Diablo 4 players more often than not tend to ignore the Treasure Goblins altogether, but a little bit of variety can change this scenario for good, and make chasing the little monsters a whole lot more fun, and bring some more interesting loot in the game.