Blizzard Entertainment has announced the official launch times for the highly anticipated Diablo IV. Fans of the iconic series can expect to descend back into the depths of Hell as of 4 p.m. PDT on June 6th.
Yesterday, Blizzard unveiled an intense live-action trailer to set the tone for the upcoming game. The video features Lilith, who has returned to Sanctuary following a dark ritual and lengthy exile. As players prepare to traverse the game’s five expansive regions in roles of Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Rogue, or Sorcerer, they’ll be faced with undoing the damage inflicted by Lilith on the world she helped create.
To ensure players are ready for the fight, Blizzard has compiled a comprehensive launch guide, which covers everything from the global early access and launch schedules to pre-loading instructions and Twitch Drops.
Pre-orders for the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition will grant players early access to Diablo IV, beginning on June 1 at 4 p.m. PDT. The official launch, open to owners of any edition of Diablo IV, is slated for June 5 at 4 p.m. PDT. The developer has provided a helpful map for region-specific early access and launch times and dates.
As of May 30 at 4 p.m. PDT, players can begin pre-loading Diablo IV on their Windows PC, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms, thereby ensuring they’re ready to step into the fray as soon as the game launches. Simple instructions on how to pre-load the game on each platform have been provided on the official Diablo IV website.
For those who love to engage with the Diablo community, Blizzard has organized a Twitch Drops event running from June 5 to July 2. Viewers can earn a variety of cosmetic rewards, such as weapon recolors and back slot items, by watching their favorite Diablo IV streamers navigate through the treacherous landscapes of Sanctuary. Additionally, gifting two Twitch subscriptions to an eligible streamer’s channel will unlock a unique mount, the Primal Instinct.
Blizzard emphasizes the commitment to player support during this significant launch, encouraging players to reach out via the Diablo IV Forums, the Blizzard CS Twitter account, or the Player Support Portal should they encounter any issues during the early access or launch periods.
Thanking the Diablo fanbase, the development team reflected on the journey of Diablo IV, from its announcement at BlizzCon 2019 to the upcoming launch. The team has expressed immense gratitude for the continued support from fans and reaffirmed their commitment to creating an enjoyable gaming experience for years to come.
As the countdown to Diablo IV’s launch begins, players worldwide are gearing up to face the looming darkness and restore Sanctuary from Lilith’s grasp. Will you heed the call?