Diablo 4: Seasonal characters explained

Stephanie Zucarelli
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You start your Diablo 4 journey in the Eternal Realm but the game now has a Seasonal realm and Season 2 will require you to create a new character. Here’s everything to know about seasonal characters in Diablo 4 Season 2, including how to transfer items and progress.

Diablo 4 has fully implemented the seasonal play model and players can now jump into Season 2 that not only has a brand-new theme but has also nerfed and buffed all the classes in the game..

If you want to enjoy seasons in Diablo 4, you’ll have to create a new seasonal character and grind all the way to level 100. From collecting Renown stats to finding brilliant gear, there’s a lot that goes into building your characters and it is only natural for players to be concerned about their progress carrying over at the outset of a new season.

Now that Diablo 4 Season 2 is here, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about seasonal characters.

What are Seasonal characters in Diablo 4?

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Players will have to create new characters every Diablo 4 season.

Seasonal characters in Diablo 4 are the new characters you’ll need to create from scratch to play every new Diablo 4 Season. However, this doesn’t mean that all the progress made before Season 1 has been lost, as some aspects will be carried over to the new Wanderers.

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Seasonal Characters are only available for the season they’re created. Once a season is finished in Diablo 4, they get moved to the Eternal Realm with the rest of the Wanderers you’ve played. Keep in mind that your new character won’t be related to the one you were playing before Season 1, so you could experiment with new classes, builds, and abilities.

Diablo 4: Eternal Realm & Seasonal Realm explained

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When each season finishes, each character is transferred to the Eternal Realm in Diablo 4.

The Eternal Realm and Seasonal Realm are two different universes where Diablo 4 stores your beloved characters. When a new Diablo 4 season begins, every pre-season character is transferred to the Eternal Realm.

Don’t worry; this only means that your character will now exist in a storyline of their own in Sanctuary’s universe. The Eternal Realm stores every Wanderer created in the base game and will also welcome every Seasonal character once their season has ended.

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Players who want to play Season 2 in Diablo 4 need to make a new character in the Seasonal Realm. This universe offers all the new dynamics and storylines introduced in the new season, plus the default gameplay experience.

To have access to the Eternal or Seasonal Realm, you do not need to purchase a Battle Pass or any add-ons, you only need to have completed the main campaign at least once.

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What carries over to Seasonal characters in Diablo 4?

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Season of Blood has introduced some mechanic changes requested by the community.

If Wanderers have already finished the main campaign, they can skip it when starting a new character in Diablo 4 Season 2. Some mechanics that were unlocked during the main storyline will be carried over throughout Seasons, such as previously discovered Altars of Lilith, as well as discovered areas of the map and their corresponding Renown.

Since all priority and side quests unlocked are still completed when they log in with their Seasonal Character, mounts are also available immediately.

Diablo 4 Season 2 has introduced new dynamics on which aspects of the game will carry through the realms. This is everything that will be carried over into a new Season once achieved with an Eternal or previous Seasonal Realm character:

  • Renown rewards
  • Paragon Points
  • Skill Points
  • Potion Charges
  • Obol capacity upgrades

Every item added during seasons will also transfer back to the player’s permanent Stash once the season has finished.

How to transfer progress and items in Diablo 4 Season 2?

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Players can transfer their progress to Diablo 4 Season 2.

Blizzard confirmed that Diablo 4 players just need to log in with their favorite pre-season character to transfer their progress to the Seasonal Realm during Season 2. The devs also suggest logging into Diablo 4 with the Eternal Realm character you made the most progress with. This way, you can transfer the most amount of unlocked content, from discovering maps to altars of Lilith and more.

That’s all you need to know about Diablo’s 4 Seasonal characters, but if you want to learn more about Diablo 4, check out these guides below.

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About The Author

Stephanie is a Writer at CharlieIntel who is currently playing Diablo IV and Overwatch 2, but finds herself intrigued by any RPG or simulator she can get. After graduating as a Journalist, Steph has worked at Infobae and Página 12, two of the most important outlets in Argentina. She joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach her at [email protected].