Preloads begin May 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM PT. You must have purchased any version of Diablo 4 to be able to preload.
Early Access begins June 1, 2023 at 4:00 PM PT. You must have purchased the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition to start playing during Early Access.
Finally, the official launch date for Diablo 4 is June 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM PT. After this point, anyone who has purchased a copy of Diablo 4 whether purchased before or after this date, simply downloads and plays the game.
Chances are, if you pre-ordered Diablo 4 months ago, you’ve already taken advantage of the beta periods and extensive testing periods for the game, including the server slam. But finally, the actual release of Diablo 4 is finally in sight.
Blizzard also revealed that Diablo 4 will have Twitch events for the game’s launch month. From June 5 through July 2, 2023, you can watch participating Twitch streamers play Diablo 4 and earn various Twitch drops. The way these Twitch drops work is that you must claim the first set of rewards after watching for three hours, before you can earn and claim the next set of rewards scheduled for that time.
We’ll share the timeline for these drops below, again courtesy of Blizzard:
Week 1 Twitch Drops: Rogue and Necromancer
Start time: June 5, 4 p.m. PDT
End time: June 11, 11:59 p.m. PDT
Watch at least 3 hours of eligible Diablo IV content while this Twitch Drop is active to earn the Azurehand Back-Stabber Dagger and Azurehand Heart-Piercer Sword Weapon Recolors for all your demon backstabbing needs. Maintain your momentum for a total of 6 hours to earn the Matron-Sigil Coffer (Rogue) and Progenitor Favor (Necromancer) trophy.
Week 2 Twitch Drops: Sorcerer
Start time: June 12, 12:00 p.m. PDT
End Time: June 18, 11:59 PM PDT
Watch at least 3 hours of eligible Diablo IV content while this Twitch Drop is active to earn the Azurehand Spell-Slinger Wand weapon recolor; perfect for throwing powerful masses of magic at your enemies. Continue your streak by watching for a total of 6 hours to earn the Hellrune Tabernacle Back Trophy.
Week 3 Twitch Drops: Druid
Start time: June 19, 12:00 p.m. PDT
End Time: June 25, 11:59 PM PDT
Watch at least 3 hours of eligible Diablo IV content while this Twitch Drop is active to earn the Azurehand Head-Cleaver weapon recolor; the first tool to decapitate demons. Keep watching for a total of 6 hours to earn the Font of the Mother Back trophy.
Week 4 Twitch Drops: Barbarian
Start time: June 26, 12:00 p.m. PDT
End Time: July 2, 11:59 PM PDT
Watch at least 3 hours of eligible Diablo IV content while this Twitch Drop is active to earn the hefty Azurehand Skull-Crusher. Keep having fun for a total of 6 hours to earn the Matriarch’s Mantle Back Trophy.
You can also earn a Primal Instinct mount from June 5 at 4 PM PT through July 2 at 11:59 PM PT. All you need to do this time around is gift any Tier 2 Twitch Subscriptions for any of the participating Diablo Twitch streamers.
Diablo 4 is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Windows on the Activision Blizzard client.