Since Diablo 4 regained popularity consistently after Season 2 started this month, fans began asking once again for better social and matchmaking features such as Global Chat and Group Finder.
This is not a new demand from the community. However, after many improvements and fixes in Season 2, the community is excited once again to explore Sanctuary, and these social features are needed more than ever.
Diablo 4’s gameplay consistently rewards cooperation, and having matchmaking features plus any means of universal chat would be a tremendous upgrade!
The community knows this by heart, and they are making their claims for this needed social perks as visible and loud as possible! Let’s discuss this petition and why it is so important for us Diablo fans.
Diablo 4 Fans Rally for Group Finder & Global Chat Social Features
Diablo 4 fans have demanded better social features, including Global Chat and Group Finder, through recent Reddit and X (Twitter) posts.
These requests are nothing new, but they have resurfaced now that gamers are praising the game for its Season 2 despite its technical hiccups.
One of the most recent petitions is a Reddit post with over 200 upvotes. In that post, one Redditor explains that Season 2 is a good improvement for the Diablo 4 formula, but social features need a revamp.
In particular, OP and several commentators discuss how a Group Finder matchmaking feature could make the experience more entertaining than playing solo.
Many also pitched in on how a global chat could make finding other gamers interested in sharing summon materials or farming the same boss together easier.
Right before Season 2 launched, some gamers also voiced this concern, stating such social perks should be a staple for any video game with MMO features.
Even some newcomer fans are complaining that the end game portion of Diablo 4 feels lackluster due to the absence of an easy matchmaking solution.
As someone whose friends now have kids, and it’s increasingly more challenging to schedule a play session, I can say I agree with these gamers.
I’ve found myself sending a message in the local chat window many times, just to end up with a deafening silence from the very few players that happen to be in proximity.
Importance of Global Chat & Group Finder Explained
Without Global Chat and Group Finder matchmaking features, Diablo 4 fans have a hard time getting together with other players to enjoy its multiplayer XP bonuses and benefits.
The game rewards multiplayer in many aspects, including faster leveling up by an XP boost per player in the party. Moreover, farming bosses with a like-minded gamer is much easier than doing so alone.
Without accessible communication and matchmaking, getting these bonuses and farming aid is more complicated, as you can’t organically find a proper match to join.
Think of it this way: Diablo 4 rewards players for teaming up, but it doesn’t provide the appropriate tools for players to communicate and match with one another.
Has Blizzard Responded to the Global Chat & Group Finder Requests?
Unfortunately, Blizzard has not officially addressed the requests to include Group Finder and Global Chat features in Diablo 4.
However, the development team has introduced a substantial amount of changes in Season 2 based on player feedback.
If petitions for more social features in D4 gain traction, there might be a change of Blizzard taking this into account for future seasons.
Could Diablo 4 Get Group Finder & Global Chat in the Future?
It is uncertain, but Diablo 3 included matchmaking features, so it is not unthinkable that Blizzard could add a Group Finder or a Global Chat in Diablo 4.
Based on its current path, it is unlikely these features would be added during Season 2. However, they could be present in a future expansion or season if we are all lucky and Blizzard pays attention to our cry for help on this.
Rumors of the first Diablo 4 expansion are already circulating, so we might be fortunate enough if any new social features make the cut for it!