As we enter 2023, we also begin the final countdown period to when we can get our hands on Diablo 4.

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Game developer Activision Blizzard has revealed a release date and now we know exactly when we'll be facing off against Lilith in the much-anticipated sequel.

Fans of the series (which started way back in 1997) should expect the darker aesthetic of previous entries - it looks like after some backlash over the art direction of the third game, Activision Blizzard has listened to the feedback from players.

Alongside confirmation of the release date for Diablo 4, there is plenty more that's worth knowing about in this sequel and fortunately we've rounded it up for you.

Read on to find out what the Diablo 4 release date is, where to pre-order it, which consoles and platforms you can play it on, and more.

When is the Diablo 4 release date?

The Diablo 4 release date is 6th June 2023, it has been confirmed by Activision Blizzard.

The release date was confirmed alongside a fancy new cinematic trailer during The Game Awards 2022, and you can watch the release date trailer below:

Can I pre-order Diablo 4?

You can pre-order Diablo 4, and doing so will grant you with open beta early access ahead of the game's launch on 6th June 2023.

GAME is offering pre-orders of the physical version Standard Edition of Diablo 4. Pre-order from GAME here.

You can pre-order digitally on the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One on the Xbox Store. Head to the PlayStation Store to pre-order digitally on PS4 and PS5. To pre-order on PC, you'll have to go through Battle.net.

There are three versions of Diablo 4 to pick from and you can see what comes included with each below:

Standard Edition:

  • Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet in Diablo 3
  • Amalgam of Rage Mount in World of Warcraft
  • Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set in Diablo Immortal

Digital Deluxe Edition:

  • Everything included in the Standard Edition
  • Up to four days early access
  • Seasonal battle pass unlock in Diablo 4
  • Temptation Mount in Diablo 4
  • Hellborn Carapace Mount Armour in Diablo 4

Ultimate Edition:

  • Everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Accelerated seasonal battle pass unlock in Diablo 4
  • 20 tier skips and a bonus cosmetic
  • Wings of the Creator Emote in Diablo 4

Which consoles and platforms can play Diablo 4?

Diablo 4 is set to release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Sorry, Switch fans, but the latest Diablo game is skipping the platform for now. Given that Diablo 3 made its way onto the Switch, though, don’t be shocked to see Diablo 4 on the hybrid console at some point.

Diablo 4 gameplay and story details

Diablo 4 is set in the world of Sanctuary and follows on from the ending of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Lilith, the daughter of Mephisto, has been summoned by a group of cultists and the once-banished demon returns to Sanctuary after gaining power over its lands to wreak havoc. No, it’s not the plot of a Frasier episode, and it’s up to you to stop her.

Gameplay-wise, Diablo 4 is offering more of what a fan would expect from a game in the series and is online only. You will be able to pick from five classes (more could yet be revealed): The Barbarian, The Sorceress, The Druid, The Rogue, and The Necromancer. Each class will have its own skill tree.

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The basic gameplay loop is simple: You defeat enemies to earn new equipment. The stronger the enemies, the better the equipment. For the first time in the series' history, though, the terrain has elevation, which allows for interaction with the environment and in-game cinematics. Fancy. You will also be able to take part in PvP combat.

Diablo 4 features a non-linear story and open-world gameplay, meaning there are no load times when travelling between different regions. This means that enemy levels are scaled alongside your own (or your party’s leader in multiplayer).

Is Diablo 4 crossplay?

Diablo 4 does indeed feature cross-platform play and cross-platform progression. What's more, Diablo 4 is not region-locked. This means that you should be able to play alongside anyone else in the world, regardless of where they live and regardless of what platform they're playing on.

Is there a Diablo 4 trailer?

There are a few Diablo 4 trailers out there already, but the best to watch as an overview is probably the three-minute-long gameplay trailer. Watch it below to see the game in action and to find out what it’s truly about.

That’s all there is to know about Diablo 4. We’ll update this page with relevant new information as it becomes available.

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