Now that Diablo IV finally has a release date, here are all questions answered!
Release Date and Platforms
Diablo IV will release on June 6, 2023, for the PC with Battlenet, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S at the same time. With the release time varying between regions. If you pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition or the Ultimate Edition, you'll also receive early access to the full version of the game on June 2, 2022. You can preorder Diablo 4 here on the homepage.
Diablo IV Different Versions and Beta Access
Here are all the available versions of Diablo IV:
Standard Edtion Includes: Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet for Diablo III, Amalgam of Rage Mount for World of Warcraft and Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set for Diablo Immortal.
Digital Deluxe Edition Includes: Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet for Diablo III, Amalgam of Rage Mount for World of Warcraft, Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set for Diablo Immortal, Up to 4 days of Early Access for Diablo IV's Launch, Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock for Diablo IV, Temptation Mount for Diablo IV and Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor for Diablo IV.
Ultimate Edition Includes: Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet for Diablo III, -Amalgam of Rage Mount for World of Warcraft, Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set for Diablo Immortal, Up to 4 days of Early Access for Diablo IV's Launch, Accelerated Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock for Diablo IV (includes a Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock plus 20 Tier Skips and a cosmetic), Temptation Mount for Diablo IV, Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor for Diablo IV and Wings of the Creator Emote for Diablo IV.
In addition to that, there's also the Diablo IV Limited Edition Collector’s Box. It includes a double-sided electric Candle of Creation, a cloth map of Sanctuary, an Occult Mousepad, a pin of the Horadrim, two matted fine art prints, and a Diablo IV Collector’s Edition Art book. Available for pre-purchase starting December 15 from the Blizzard Gear Store, and via selected retailers in Australia and New Zealand. Do note that the Limited Edition Collector's Box does not include the actual game.
Also, everyone who pre-orders the game is able to opt into the early access open beta. Keep an eye on Diablo IV on Social Media for information on the next beta.
Playable Characters and Gameplay
Players will enter the world with their choice of five classes—the shapeshifting Druids, agile Rogues, elemental Sorceresses, brutal Barbarians, and cunning Necromancers. As players grow in power, they can build their gameplay experience in directions that appeal to them, experimenting with skill trees to showcase complimenting spells and abilities.
The Diablo universe is debuting an expansive overworld for the first time. Players will drive back the demons of Hell across the diverse zones of Sanctuary—the snow-frosted forests of Fractured Peaks, the windswept highlands of Scosglen, the festering swamps of Hawezar, the barren wastelands of the Dry Steppes, and the deserts of Kehjistan, home to the central city of Caldeum. The non-linear experience consists of a captivatingly epic story, over 140 dungeons, side quests, and a plethora of loot. Mighty World Bosses will emerge, taunting players to defeat them in groups for a chance at their spoils, and Strongholds stand in wait for heroic adventurers to claim once again for the citizens of Sanctuary.
Also advancing the world-class ARPG experience is a robust end-game system, where players will continue to grow in power as they take on a medley of challenges. There’s the grueling Helltide, a regularly occurring event that brings a surge in demonic activity to Sanctuary, new ferocious and particularly challenging Nightmare Dungeons, an updated Paragon Board system to continue customizing heroes to new heights of power, Whispers of the Dead which grant Legendary rewards for selected world bounties, and Fields of Hatred offer designated grounds for building PvP renown.
The demon Lilith and the angel Inarius united to create the world of Sanctuary in their desire to escape the Eternal Conflict between Heaven and Hell. But now, decades after the events of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, they are bitter enemies who have resorted to war against each other with their respective followers. The lands of Sanctuary have become plagued with ceaseless demons, and only the most steadfast of heroes will be able to hold in the face of darkness.
For more information on Diablo IV, stay tuned here on ESTNN.