When is the Diablo 4 early access release date? It’s been a long wait since Diablo 3 launched over a decade ago and anticipation for Diablo 4 has been running high ever since the beta period earlier this year and the more recent Server Slam beta. Plenty of eager fans are waiting to sink their teeth into the latest instalment of Blizzard’s action-RPG series.
Here is everything you need to know about the Diablo 4 early access release dates and times, as well as how to gain early access. If you after specific platform details, check out our Diablo 4 Steam Deck, Diablo 4 PS4, and Diablo 4 Switch.
Diablo 4 early access release date and start times
The Diablo 4 early access release date and start times are on June 1 at 4pm PDT / 9am EDT / 12am BST (June 2) / 1am CEST / 10am AEDT. If you don’t get involved in the early access period, you won’t be able to play Diablo 4 until June 5 or 6, depending on your timezone.
You’ll be able to preload the game closer to launch, but in the meantime, make sure you’re prepared with the best Diablo 4 graphics settings and, if you’re shirking mouse and keyboard, the best controller settings for Diablo 4 in anticipation of the full game’s release on on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
How to get Diablo 4 early access
Now you know the early access release date though, how do you get involved? You’ll need to pre-order either the Deluxe or Ultimate editions of the game. This is the only way you’ll be able to play Diablo 4 early. Not sure whether you want to drop the money? Check out our guides discussing if the Diablo 4 Deluxe Edition is worth it and if the Diablo 4 Ultimate Edition is worth it for the exclusive rewards they come with.
Diablo 4 standard edition release date and times
If you’re picking up the standard edition of Diablo 4, you’ll be able to play on the official release date of June 5 at 4pm PDT / 12am BST (June 6) / 1am CEST / 10am AEDT.
Those are all the release dates and times you’ll need to know in anticipation of Diablo 4’s launch. There’s still plenty of time to pick up the deluxe or ultimate editions if you want early access. To help you prepare, we also have guides covering some early stages of the game, including the Diablo 4 Holy Cedar Tablet and how to cheer at the training militia in Diablo 4, which you’ll encounter within the first couple of hours of the game.
When is the Diablo 4 early access release date and time?
The Diablo 4 early access release date and start times are on June 1 at 4pm PST / 12am BST (June 2) / 1am CEST / 10am AEDT.
How do I get Diablo 4 early access?
You’ll need to pre-order either the Deluxe or Ultimate editions of the game. This is the only way you’ll be able to play Diablo 4 early.