Diablo 4 Early Access explained: Dates, times & how to play early

Hamza Khalid
Barbarian in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 will be released worldwide on June 6 but there’s a way for you to get up to four days of early access which means more time to level up and build your favorite classes. From the Early Access dates and time to the criteria for qualifying, here’s everything to know about playing Diablo 4 early.

Fans of the Diablo franchise are eagerly awaiting the launch of Diablo 4, and many of them have already had the opportunity to check out two beta tests showcasing core elements from the game, including the Server Slam weekend beta.

When the game launches on June 6, you’ll be able to battle Ashava, select and build your favorite classes, and enjoy all the other content that the game features. If you want to play Diablo 4 before its launch then you can check out the game through Early Access.

Diablo 4 Early Access dates & times

Diablo 4’s Early Access schedule begins on June 1 and will last up to four days. Players that take advantage of Early Access will be able to hop into the game ahead of its June 5 launch and explore all of its content, including the full map and all of the classes.

Here is when Early Access starts for Diablo 4:

  • June 1: 4 PM PDT
  • June 1: 7 PM ET
  • June 2: 12 AM BST
  • June 2: 1 AM CEST

Take a look at the map below for a full overview of the region-specific times and dates.

Diablo 4 early access times map
Diablo 4’s Early Access will let you play the game ahead of its release.

How to play Diablo 4 Early Access

To play Diablo 4 through Early Access, you must pre-order the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition of the game on your platform of choice. The Diablo 4 Ultimate Edition will cost you $99.99 to pre-order, while the Digital Deluxe version will set players back $89.99.

Diablo 4’s Early Access will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. If you decide to purchase the base version of Diablo 4 then you won’t be able to access the full game ahead of its official release date on June 6.

Pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition will also grant you access to exclusive rewards for Diablo 4, including new mounts and a cosmetics set. So, be sure to check out Diablo 4 Early Access.

For more content on Diablo 4, you can check out:

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