Blizzard has confirmed little about what Diablo 4 will feature in the bestiary department but one of those confirmations was the return of Treasure Goblins.
They are small demons that survive solely to steal just about anything that glitters like gold. In service to the baroness Greed, Treasure Goblins only enter the mortal realm through portals to collect the loot of the fallen before quickly departing with their goods in tow. The mischievous scavengers have never cared about anything but shiny trinkets and baubles, and despite Lilith returning to Sanctuary in Diablo 4, the little opportunists are still going to be trying their level best to stuff as much loot into their sacks as possible.
Earlier in the week, senior character artist Jairo Sanchez posted on his official ArtStation account to reveal just how Treasure Goblins will look like in Diablo 4. In past installments, the humped demons have usually appeared with lizard-like features and grey skins. In Diablo 4, the Treasure Goblins have not only become meaner in appearance but have also found extra rags to cover themselves with. They were pretty much naked in the last installment.
Like before, Treasure Goblins will be sort of a bonus round in Diablo 4. Coming across one in the open-world will be rare but when they do show up, make sure to attack. Each hit will force them to drop some of their loot. Killing them, though, will spill their entire loot onto the floor, which typically includes gold, gems, crafting materials, potions, and sometimes, legendary items. Treasure Goblins will also try to escape through portals and entering into their realms will grant opportunities to earn even more loot.
Diablo 4 will launch with five distinct regions, all of whom will be directly connected in more ways than just sharing borders. Each region will feature a different topography, with some featuring more than one. Treasure Goblins will mostly appear in the most deepest and darkest sections of dungeons, catacombs, tunnels, and such.
Diablo 4 has no release date, but has been confirmed to be in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s a strong speculation that Diablo 4 won’t release before 2021, meaning that Blizzard will probably be eying a release on the next-generation consoles as well.