The Diablo 4 release date has finally been revealed and fans of the legendary action RPG series won’t need to wait for much longer before they can start playing. Diablo 4 is the latest entry in the long-running Diablo franchise, which began back in 1997 and popularised the action RPG genre, with its horde of enemies, tonnes of loot, and unprecedented class customisation.
So, if you’re looking forward to diving back into the world of Sanctuary, check out our explainer of the Diablo 4 release date.
Diablo 4 Release Date: When Is It?
During The Game Awards 2022, a new trailer for Diablo 4 debuted which announced the release date as June 6, 2023, placing it in the middle of a very busy year for video games. For players that want access to the game a little bit earlier, you can also pre-order the Ultimate Edition of the game, which grants four days early access, allowing you to begin playing on June 2. The game will be launching on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC at the same time.
There is also set to be a closed beta period for the game sometime before launch. The beta date (or dates) for Diablo 4 hasn’t been announced yet, but for players who pre-order any version of the game, you are guaranteed access it. We’ll make sure to update this guide once the exact date for the beta has been revealed.
While the date for Diablo 4‘s release is now concrete, for a while it was very much up in the air. Firstly, Blizzard’s sexual misconduct lawsuit caused a few of the key developers to be fired, causing issues with the internal management of the game. This and other factors also seem to have caused delays, as it was initially set for a 2022 release date before this was pushed to 2023 the in the middle of the year. It’s still possible the game may be pushed back again, but we’ll update this article if that happens.
That’s all for our primer on the Diablo 4 release date, and now you have an idea of when the game is set to be released.