Play Diablo IV Today With the Ultimate Edition – and Find Out What’s Coming After Launch

We’re thrilled and so proud to see an overwhelmingly positive response to Diablo IV, and we can’t wait to see everyone in Sanctuary in Early Access and at the Official Launch. Hail Lilith, Blessed Mother.– Rod Fergusson, Diablo Franchise General Manager

Diablo IV Launch Times

Early Access to Diablo IV starts now for anyone who pre-orders a Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition before our official launch. To see when you can begin your journey, reference the below Early Access map for region-specific times and dates. 

Diablo 4 early access start times

The official launch for Diablo IV begins on June 5 at 4 p.m. PDT. This is when owners of any edition of Diablo IV can begin their journey. As with the Early Access map, reference the below launch map for region-specific times and dates. 

Diablo 4 official launch times

Post Launch Experiences

Seasons are quarterly releases that will add additional gameplay features, questlines (with new and old faces alike), Battle Passes, Legendary Items, class balance changes, quality-of-life improvements, and much more. Seasons will introduce fresh concepts and ideas into the world of Sanctuary, for all wanderers to enjoy while simultaneously iterating upon your baseline experience. Above all, Seasons are celebratory moments; something to look forward to and enjoy with your friends and other members of the Diablo community.

Diablo 4 season objectives

Season 1 will begin in mid to late July, and to embark on this next chapter, you must first complete the Campaign. Because of this, we recommend you begin your pursuit of Lilith in advance so you can jump into the first Season as soon as it becomes available.  

Diablo 4 season blessings

Players can look to the Season Journey for details on the new content available to them. The Season Journey will be invaluable in helping you quickly level-up your Battle Pass, as this is done through completing Chapters that are comprised of Objectives. Completing all Objectives in a Chapter will score you Seasonal rewards, such as useful Crafting Materials and Legendary Aspects for your Codex of Power. Each objective also rewards an amount of Favor, the resource used to level up through the Tiers of the Battle Pass. Favor can also be obtained from completing quests, slaying monsters, participating in events, and more.   

Battle Pass

With each Season comes a new Battle Pass for you to earn rewards from, containing 27 Free Tiers and 63 Premium Tiers. You can earn Cosmetics and Smoldering Ashes from the Free Tiers just by slaying demons as you normally would. Smoldering Ashes are a resource that can be spent on Season Blessings, which provide you with a bonus to earning XP, Gold, or Obols depending on which Blessings you spend Ashes on. Players can have more than one Season Blessing active at a time and can use additional Ashes to upgrade the bonus they receive.

The bonuses gained from Season Blessings only last until that respective Season ends. Since Season Blessings affect gameplay, you must meet certain Character Level requirements to claim the Smoldering Ashes needed to apply Blessings. This ensures they are earned by achieving gameplay requirements and there is no advantage gained from purchasing Tier Skips. 

Diablo 4 battle pass

To earn rewards from the Premium Tiers, a player must purchase the Premium Battle Pass. This upgraded track of the Battle Pass will not provide any in-game power, but instead unlocks tiers that provide Cosmetics unique to that Season and the Platinum currency. Platinum can be spent in the Shop to acquire new Cosmetics that sculpt you into the wanderer you wish to become or put towards the purchase of future Battle Passes. Platinum can only be acquired using real currency, such as USD. Overall, there are three versions of the Battle Pass available. The Free Battle Pass, simply called Battle Pass, the Premium Battle Pass, which will cost 1,000 Platinum (equivalent of $9.99 USD), and the Accelerated Battle Pass, which includes all perks of the Premium Battle Pass, 20 Tier Skips, a special Cosmetic, and will cost 2,800 Platinum (equivalent of $24.99 USD). 

Twitch Drops

Traversing Sanctuary is a treacherous experience rife with mind-shattering horrors and danger. From June 5–July 2, keep your favorite Diablo IV streamers company by watching them on Twitch as they persevere through Hell’s aberrations. You’ll earn new Twitch Drops each week that will reward Cosmetic items such as Weapon Recolors and Back Slot Items the longer you watch. Gift 2 Twitch subscriptions to an eligible streamer’s channel and you’ll earn a new trusty steed, the Primal Instinct Mount. To learn more about the exact rewards and eligibility, visit this blog. 

Diablo 4 Twitch drops

If you have not already pre-ordered a copy of Diablo IV for Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S, click here. Play today with Early Access with the Ultimate Edition or Digital Deluxe.

*Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of the Beta subject to change. Early Access starts today for those who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition or Digital Deluxe. Internet connection required. account required.  

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