How to preload Diablo 4: Date, platforms, expected size & everything we know

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Diablo fans will return to Sanctuary to take on Lilith when Diablo 4 arrives in June, and here’s everything you need to know about its preload so you can play as soon as the game launches.

Diablo 4 finally arrives on June 5, 2023 (NA), bringing back fan-favorite classes in a brand-new campaign. Players can get their hands on early access by purchasing the Ultimate Edition, but if you can’t wait to take on Ashava and Lilith, you might be wondering about pre-loading the game.

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Here’s everything we know about Diablo 4’s preload including the date, expected file size, and platforms.

Can you pre-load Diablo 4?

Yes, you will be able to pre-download Diablo 4 ahead of its full launch on June 5, 2023 for NA players and June 6 for the rest of the world.

When is Diablo 4’s preload?

According to Blizzard, players can preload Diablo 4 as of May 30 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET / 12 AM BST.

How to preload Diablo 4

As of May 30, follow these steps to preload Diablo 4 on your platform of choice:


  1. Visit the website to install the launcher if you don’t have it downloaded already.
  2. Run
  3. Pre-purchase Diablo 4.
  4. Go to Games > All Games.
  5. Click on Diablo 4 and open its menu page.
  6. Go to Game Version and select Diablo IV.
  7. Initiate the download.


  1. Launch the Xbox store and pre-purchase Diablo 4.
  2. Open the Xbox app.
  3. Search for Diablo 4.
  4. Select Download to Console.


  1. Go to the PlayStation Store and pre-order Diablo 4.
  2. Head to the Library section and find Diablo 4.
  3. Select ‘Preload’ to start downloading Diablo 4 ahead of its launch.
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Diablo 4’s preload lets you play straight away.

Diablo 4 preload platforms

Diablo 4 arrives on PC, PlayStation, Xbox Series X|S, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and preload is available for all of these platforms.

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What is the Diablo 4 preload file size?

While the complete file size for Diablo 4’s preload isn’t confirmed at the time of writing, the PC requirements confirm you’ll need at least 90 GB to download the game.

While this will likely change platform-to-platform, expect quite a large preload around the 90 GB mark.

For more Diablo 4, be sure to check out our other guides in the meantime:

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