Diablo 4: Release date & time, price, platforms, character classes, more
Diablo 4 open beta left thousands of fans wanting more after the gameplay and story impressed them. Until the game releases officially, here’s everything you need to know about Diablo 4 including its release date, platforms, price, and character classes.
Expansions aside, the Diablo franchise by Blizzard has three main games including Diablo, Diablo 2, and Diablo 3. Now, many gamers worldwide have tried out the Diablo 4 open beta, and thanks to the positive reviews, the hype surrounding the upcoming action RPG is sky-high.
You’ll experience classic Diablo mechanics in Diablo 4, but it also brings several new elements to the table. There are fresh character classes and you’ll be tasked to survive and conquer the hell-like region called Sanctuary.
From its release date and platforms to character classes and price, here’s everything you need to know about Diablo 4.
- Diablo 4 release date
- Diablo 4 Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Ultimate Edition price
- Diablo 4 early access & open beta
- Diablo 4 platforms
- Diablo 4 character classes
- Diablo 4 story explained
- Does Diablo 4 have crossplay?
- How will microtransactions work in Diablo 4?
- Diablo 4 gameplay explained: Paragan boards and character building
- New enemies in Diablo 4
- Diablo 4 character customization
- Diablo 4 trailers
Diablo 4 release date
The Diablo 4 release date is scheduled for June 5, 2023. The game was announced on November 1, 2019, and was originally set to release in 2022.
It is important to note that the release date and time for Diablo 4 can change according to your time zone and region:
- United States: June 5, 2023, at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET
- UK: June 6, 2023, at 12 AM BST
- Europe: June 6, 2023, at 1 AM CEST
- Asia: June 6, 2023, at 8 AM
Check out the map below for a full overview of the region-specific times and dates.
Diablo 4 Standard, Digital Deluxe, & Ultimate Edition price
Diablo 4 will be released in three versions – Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Ultimate. The cost of these packs and the items included in them can be found in the table below:
|Diablo 4 Edition||Cost (USD)||Additional features|
|Standard Edition||$69.99||No early access|
|Digital Deluxe Edition||$89.99||Early access, Premium Seasonal Battle Pass, and cosmetics|
|Ultimate Edition||$99.99||Early access, Accelerated Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock, and cosmetics|
Diablo 4 early access
Diablo 4’s Early Access begins on June 1 and will last until the game’s official launch. If you take advantage of Early Access, you’ll be able to hop into the game ahead of its worldwide launch.
To enable Diablo 4 Early Access, you’ll have to pre-order either the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition of the game.
Diablo 4 platforms
Unlike Diablo 3, Diablo 4 will be available on PC and console on day one of the game’s launch.
Diablo 4 will be available on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. As you can see, not only will the game arrive on console at launch, but players on current generation and past generation consoles will be able to enjoy Diablo 4.
Diablo 4 character classes
Five character classes have been announced for Diablo 4 so far:
- The Barbarian
- The Sorceress
- The Rogue
- The Necromancer
- The Druid
Those who played Diablo 3 will recognize The Necromancer and The Barbarian classes, while the other classes featured in previous Diablo games. Luckily, players will be able to customize their character’s appearance regardless of class.
It’ll be up to you to select one of these character classes and forge your path in Diablo 4.
Diablo 4 story explained
Diablo 4 will take players back to the Sanctuary where Lillith, the daughter of the Lord of Hatred, Mephisto, has returned. Her intentions to take revenge against Inarius can prove fatal for humankind in the Sanctuary, and you’re tasked to defeat her.
Does Diablo 4 have crossplay?
Yes, Diablo 4 will support crossplay and cross-progression which was confirmed in a 2022 Xbox & Bethesda showcase. This means that you’ll be able to progress through PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 4/5 by just linking your Battle.net account.
Moreover, crossplay will ensure that differences in platforms won’t stop you from teaming up with your buddies. Players looking to play together with their friends locally can also use the couch co-op system to play with a split screen.
How will microtransactions work in Diablo 4?
After Diablo Immortal was called out for being pay-to-win, Blizzard have assured that microtransactions in Diablo 4 are strictly for cosmetic items.
The devs said this in a blog post:
“We want buying things to feel good–before, during, and after purchase. So, if players choose to buy something, it should be because they want to, not because they feel like they have to.”
It is safe to assume that Diablo 4 won’t introduce any microtransactions that affect the gameplay or benefit players in quests and boss fights. Instead, you’ll spend money only on things that improve your character’s look.
Similarly, the in-game Battle Pass will only hand out cosmetic rewards and won’t impact your in-game progress in any manner.
Diablo 4 seasons
Diablo 4 will support seasonal play like its predecessors and Blizzard are targeting four seasons every year for it. This means that each season will last three months and every season will bring new questlines, features, enemies, items, and cosmetics to the table.
Diablo 4 gameplay explained: Paragon boards & character building
Alongside the visual upgrades, you’ll notice these changes in Diablo 4’s gameplay compared to previous games in the series:
Diablo 4 has end-game features like a Paragon board and world tiers that’ll help players improve their characters even more than the skill tree. After reaching level 50, you can choose different paths in the Paragon board and get the desired buffs related to strength, agility, magic, and other attributes.
There are multiple Paragon Boards in Diablo 4 that you access by increasing your character’s level. Each board opens up new possibilities for character customization and toward the end, you might end up with a build that is uniquely yours.
As your level increases, you’ll also gain access to different world tiers named Adventurer, Veteran, Nightmare, and Torment. The challenges get tougher in higher world tiers but you also get more options to level up and strengthen your character.
There are over 120 Dungeons in Diablo 4 and an in-game sigil will let you increase their intensity, enemy strength, enemy type, and objectives, among other things. This is another way to make your endgame enjoyable without repetitiveness.
Hell Gates will also appear in these dungeons out of nowhere and bring enemies from other regions. This way, every dungeon will test your mettle in an unpredictable manner.
Fields of Hatred
One more feature that Diablo 4 players can make the most of during the end game is a Field of Hate. These regions are adversely affected by Lillith’s presence and you can get shards by completing challenges. These shards can be sold to get a bunch of exciting cosmetics in-game.
The catch here is that the shards become usable only after you purify them and other players can stop you from doing so. Hence, you will have to improve your PvP skills in the Fields of Hatred.
New enemies in Diablo 4
Diablo games have always focused a lot on creating tough and innovative enemies. Here’s a list of new bosses and monsters that you’ll come across in Diablo 4:
- Blood Bishop – Deals AoE style damage.
- Skeleton Lord – Summons skeletons, creates walls, and slams his staff on players.
- An unnamed spider host boss that can spawn spiders.
We’ll update this section whenever Blizzard reveals more bosses that you can find in the open world.
Diablo 4 character customization
Diablo 4 has finally removed character presets and you’ll be able to customize almost all aspects of your character’s avatar. This includes facial features and armor.
Although the character customization in Diablo 4 isn’t the best we’ve ever seen, it is still by far the most detailed in the series.
Diablo 4 trailers
In the past few weeks, the Diablo YouTube channel has uploaded a ton of content revealing major in-game features like Sanctuary, and endgame characteristics like World Tiers, Capstone Dungeons, Paragon Boards, and Fields of Hatred.
If you’re curious about the endgame in Diablo 4, you can check out this video in which the developers ensure that their game won’t run out of content for a long time:
Character-building is another major part of Diablo 4. After choosing a character class to start your journey, you can use features like the skill tree to significantly improve your units.
Prominent Diablo content creator Wudijo gave some essential character-building tips to players in an official Gameplay Guide:
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