The release of Diablo 4 has finally arrived, and to slightly complicate matters, there are two release dates to contend with.
One is a period of early access, available to those who have the Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of the game, meaning you can start playing as of now.
For everyone else, you’ll have to wait until the following Tuesday — June 6 — to begin.
The good news is, no matter where you live, the launch will go live at the same time globally — meaning there’s no need to be jealous someone else across the pond has a head start.
What time does Diablo 4 release in full?
For Diablo 4 players without the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition, you have to wait for Tuesday, June 6 (or for those in the Americas, June 5), to start playing.
Diablo 4’s standard edition will be available at the following release dates and times:
- 4 p.m. PDT on June 5 for the West Coast of North America
- 7 p.m. EDT on June 5 for the East Coast of North America
- 12:01 a.m. BST on June 6 for the U.K.
- 1 a.m. CEST on June 6 for west mainland Europe
- 8 a.m. KST / JST on June 6 for Korea / Japan
- 11 a.m. AEST on June 6 for East Coast Australia
In summary, Diablo 4 goes live in all regions at the same time — syncing with midnight U.K. time. This means for those in the Americas, you can start playing from Thursday, while those in Asia will have to wait until the morning on the Friday.
While you wait, be sure to read up on the best class in Diablo 4 for you.
As with all launches, be ready for the possibility of queue times and server issues, especially with a larger influx of players for the full release. This is the cut and thrust of an online game — and Diablo 3 suffered more than most with this — but hopefully this year’s spell of betas, including the “Server Slam” which was designed to put the game’s online connectivity through its paces, will hopefully make a difference.
When did Diablo 4 release in early access?
For owners of the Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions, Diablo 4 became available on June 2 — or June 1 in the Americas, since all regions went live at the same time.
As well as the period of early access, the Digital Deluxe offers an exclusive mount and mount armor set, while the Ultimate Edition features a level skip as well as other additional cosmetics. You can read more about what edition is best for you in our Diablo 4 pre-order guide.
If you aren’t sure whether to pick up the game at all, be sure to read our Diablo 4 review while you decide.