Strongholds in Diablo 4 have significant untapped potential, both as repeatable content and beyond, as players in the community offer suggestions. Fans of Diablo 4 have always seen Strongholds as an exciting feature with untapped potential. One player has come up with an innovative way to connect them with the current gameplay loop. Currently, Helltides and Nightmare Dungeons in Diablo 4 are the main components of the endgame. While the game has received praise for its reward structure, many players find the lack of variety to be a drawback. Nightmare Dungeons lack the unpredictable chaos of Greater Rifts from Diablo 3.
Many fans believe that the endgame in Diablo 4 has potential but needs more content. Some of the most requested features include a faster respawn time for World Bosses, improved Nightmare Dungeon layouts, and repeatable Strongholds. It remains to be seen if Blizzard will expand on Diablo 4’s endgame content structure, but their willingness to increase rewards in Nightmare Dungeons and Helltides suggests that they are open to listening to the community.
The suggestion proposed by TheCruelHand on the Diablo 4 subreddit is straightforward: instead of being permanent, Strongholds in Diablo 4 could be reset on a weekly basis. This change would make Strongholds repeatable and introduce different modifiers, similar to the affixes in Nightmare Dungeons. Even the bosses could be completely randomized. Since clearing a Stronghold doesn’t take much time, it wouldn’t be a burden for Diablo 4 players to restore the waypoint for each Stronghold.
Another great idea for Diablo 4’s Strongholds came from Kyriolex in the same thread. They proposed that players could also choose to tackle Nightmare Strongholds by activating Nightmare Mode through Stronghold Sigils. While some fans are concerned that the novelty would wear off quickly, having the ability to break the monotony of the current endgame would be appreciated. The grind to obtain a perfect gear set for any Diablo 4 class is much longer than it was in Diablo 3, and running the same content repeatedly is not enjoyable for many players.
On the other hand, turning Strongholds into a weekly grind could backfire, as it might introduce a tedious routine for players every Thursday. Perhaps a better solution would be to give players the option to reset Strongholds at their own discretion. In the upcoming Season of the Malignant in Diablo 4, Malignant Tunnels will be introduced, which may not be the repeatable Strongholds that players have been asking for, but they should add new depth to Diablo 4’s endgame.
Diablo 4 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.