Blizzard revealed the exact times that Diablo 4 fans can preload the game on June 1 and 2. Diablo 4 launches a few days later, so players will have plenty of time to preload the game on PC or console.
Releasing on June 5 in North and South America and June 6 in the rest of the world, Diablo 4 picks up after the events of Diablo 3‘s Reaper of Souls expansion. Diablo 4 sees the demoness Lilith return from her banishment to conquer the world she once helped to create, and players are the only ones who can save the realm of Sanctuary from demonic invasion. However, despite depicting an epic struggle between heroes and demons, creative director Sebastian Stepien said Diablo 4 tells a more “grounded” story about Sanctuary’s regular inhabitants.
Many Diablo 4 fans have already gotten to experience the game through its open betas. Now, the game’s full release is finally right around the corner, and Blizzard has revealed that players can preload the game at 4 PM Pacific/7 PM Eastern on June 1. For players in the eastern hemisphere, that works out to 12 AM BST, 1 AM CEST, 2 AM TRT, 8 AM KST, 9 AM AEST, and 11 AM NZST on June 2. The game then launches at 4 PM PDT/7 PM EDT on June 5. That’s 12 AM BST, 1 AM CEST, 8 AM KST, 9 AM AEST, and 11 AM NZST on June 6.
Diablo 4 fans can download and install the game at 4 PM Pacific/7 PM Eastern on May 30, 48 hours before the preload time. Fans can preload the game at the same time on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and the option is available regardless of which edition of the game players own. PC users will need to download Blizzard’s Battle.net client if they don’t have it already. Meanwhile, console players can simply search for Diablo 4 in the Xbox and PlayStation digital storefronts.
Fans can also earn special rewards by watching participating Twitch channels during the first four weeks after Diablo 4 releases next month. Twitch viewers can earn these prizes by watching at least three hours of eligible content each week. Week 1 rewards include trophies and weapon skins for Diablo 4‘s Rogue and Necromancer classes. Week 2 is the Sorcerer’s turn, followed by the Druid in Week 3 and Barbarian in Week 4. Fans can also unlock a unique mount by gifting two Twitch subscriptions. Fans must first link their Blizzard and Twitch accounts before participating.
Diablo 4 releases on June 6 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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