Diablo 4 launch time: When you can play, preload date, download size, and more

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Diablo 4, the next entry in Blizzard's legendary ARPG franchise, is finally upon us. The opening sequences of the game proved to be a huge hit with fans during beta tests and the recent Server Slam, and now that the full game is here, fans are flocking to the demon-infested world of Sanctuary in droves.

Ahead of Diablo 4's arrival, Blizzard announced full details about its worldwide rollout and when players could expect the game's servers to go live. Here's everything you need to know about Diablo 4's launch times, preload details, how you can download and play the game, its download size, and more.

Diablo 4: General Launch Date and Start Times

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While Diablo 4's official release date was listed as June 6, 2023, the game actually went live late on June 5 in North and South America and is available to play now. However, Diablo 4's launch was global, so everyone in the world was able to start playing the game at the same time.

In the list below, we've bulleted out Diablo 4's global launch date and times across various major time zones. Note that if you don't see your local time zone here, you can use this nifty time zone converter to convert one of these times to it.

  • June 5, 4:00 p.m. PT
  • June 5, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • June 5, 8:00 p.m. BRT
  • June 6, 12:00 a.m. BST
  • June 6, 1:00 a.m. CEST
  • June 6, 2:00 a.m. TRT
  • June 6, 8:00 a.m. KST
  • June 6, 9:00 a.m. AEST
  • June 6, 11:00 a.m. NZST

Diablo 4: Early Access Launch Date and Start Times

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Early Access to the game was available for everyone that either purchases the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition now or had Diablo 4 preorder for them beforehand. With Early Access, you can jump into Blizzard's ARPG four days early, with access lasting from June 1 (June 2 outside of the Americas) until the game's full global release. Early Access is identical to the full game, and is complete with all of the content and features that everyone will get at launch.

Below, we've listed out the official start times for Diablo 4 Early Access. Note that these are identical to the game's full launch times that we highlighted above.

  • June 1, 4:00 p.m. PT
  • June 1, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • June 1, 8:00 p.m. BRT
  • June 2, 12:00 a.m. BST
  • June 2, 1:00 a.m. CEST
  • June 2, 2:00 a.m. TRT
  • June 2, 8:00 a.m. KST
  • June 2, 9:00 a.m. AEST
  • June 2, 11:00 a.m. NZST

Diablo 4: Preload Date and Time

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Diablo 4: What comes in each edition?

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Standard: Base game, DI Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetic Set, Amalgam of Rage WoW Mount, D3 Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet
Digital Deluxe: Standard Edition + D4 Temptation mount, D4 Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor, D4 Premium Battle Pass, D4 Early Access
Ultimate: Digital Deluxe + D4 Wings of the Creator Emote, 20 D4 Battle Pass Tier Skips and Cosmetic Item

In order to make it easier for players to jump right into Diablo 4 without having to wait for a download at launch, Blizzard gave fans the ability to preload the game ahead of time. This benefited everyone, but was especially helpful to players with slow internet connections.

Diablo 4's official preload started on May 30 at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. Regardless of platform, you can now download Diablo 4 if you have purchased it since the game is out. This includes Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, PS5, and PS4.

Diablo 4: How to play and download

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Interested in downloading Diablo 4 so you can check out what all the hype is about? Follow the steps below that correspond to the platform you're playing on, and you'll be in the thick of the action in no time.

Windows PC

  • Launch the Battle.net client. Download it here if you don't have it installed.
  • Next, select the + icon in the Favorites section.
  • From the options, select Diablo IV
  • Next, select the Diablo IV icon in your Favorites to open its game page.
  • To download and install the game, select the Install button.
  • Finally, select Play once the installation finishes to play Diablo 4.


  • First, launch the Xbox Store.
  • In the search bar, search for the "Diablo IV" listing.
  • Next, select Download.
  • Finally, select Play once the installation finishes.
  • PlayStation
  • First, launch the PlayStation Store.
  • In the search bar, search for the "Diablo IV" listing.
  • Next, select Download.
  • Finally, select Play once the installation finishes.

If you're playing on PC, we recommend installing the game on an SSD if you have one. Doing so will significantly shorten your loading times, making your experience much smoother.

Diablo 4: Download size

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While Blizzard hasn't revealed specific Diablo 4 download sizes on Xbox and PlayStation systems, the official Diablo 4 PC system requirements do confirm that, at least on PC, you'll need 90GB of free space to install and play the game. It's likely that you'll need around this much available storage for the console versions, too, though the exact required amount for each console will be a little lower or higher.

Diablo 4 is out now and is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Windows PC, PS5, and PS4. It's one of the best Xbox games for fans of dungeon crawlers and hack-and-slash combat, and we've been having an absolute blast with it.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.