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Diablo 4 is coming to Steam, with Steam Deck support

Blizzard’s second Steam launch coincides with the Season of Blood

Diablo 4’s classes in battle Image: Blizzard Entertainment
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Blizzard Entertainment is bringing Diablo 4 to Steam on Oct. 17, the publisher announced during a developer update livestream. Diablo 4 is the second title from Blizzard to be released on Valve’s digital storefront, following the August release of Overwatch 2 on Steam. The Steam listing for Diablo 4 is now live and available for wishlisting.

Diablo 4’s debut on Steam will coincide with the launch of the game’s new season of content, the Season of Blood. That season will be focused on Vampiric Powers, and will include additions like a new quest line and five additional endgame bosses.

The Steam version of Diablo 4 will support cross-progression and cross-platform play with the currently available versions of the game on and on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Like Overwatch 2, the Steam version of Diablo 4 will require a account. The Steam release of Diablo 4 will support Steam achievements, Steam friends lists, and other platform features.

Blizzard global community development director Adam Fletcher noted that Diablo 4 will be playable on Valve’s Steam Deck, and later confirmed that it will be “Verified” for the handheld. According to Valve’s compatibility ratings for Steam Deck games, Verified means that the game passes all compatibility checks and is a great, smooth experience on Steam Deck.

The Windows PC version of Diablo 4 was previously exclusive to Blizzard’s store. The publisher said earlier this year that it planned to bring “a selection” of its PC games to Steam as part of “meeting players around the world where they are, and making our games as easy as possible to access and play.”

Perhaps this time, player feedback will be a bit more positive.

Update (Oct. 13): This story has been updated with confirmation from Blizzard that Diablo 4 will be “Verified” for Steam Deck at launch.

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