Diablo 4 Acts list – how many acts are there?

Diablo 4 Acts list – how many acts are there?
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Looking to find out how many acts are in Diablo 4? Then you’ve come to the right place. Blizzard’s latest entry in the demon-slaying RPG franchise is finally here, and we have loved playing through it as per our Diablo 4 review. But how many acts are in the game?

The open beta gave players a taste of what’s to come, allowing them to play through the entire Prologue and explore Kyovashad and the wider Fractured Peaks region of the world of Sanctuary. But as you’ll see, that was just a morsel of what the full game delivers. Before reading on, please be aware that whilst there are limited spoilers, sometimes finding out the campaign acts can give away a few things. Once you clear the campaign in the Eternal Realm, you can skip it for seasonal characters in the Seasonal Realm.

So, if you’re keen on knowing them, please read on, otherwise you may want to check out some of our other Diablo 4 guides, including how to summon a Golem in Diablo 4. Also, check out the Diablo 4 Invoker of Varshan guide to summon the Season 1 boss Echo of Varshan. Here’s more information on Diablo 4 Season 2. It’s known as the Season of Blood, offering new vampiric powers and new bosses alongside loot and weapons to find. Look out for the exact Diablo 4 Season 2 start time.

Diablo 4 Acts: An image of a player amidst a horde of shades in the game.

How many acts are in Diablo 4?

Including the Prologue and Epilogue, there are eight acts in Diablo 4. Here is the complete list of the different acts in Diablo IV:

  • Prologue – Wandering
  • Act 1 – A Cold and Iron Faith
  • Act 2 – The Knife Twists Again
  • Act 3 – The Making of Monsters
  • Act 4 – A Gathering Storm
  • Act 5 – Secrets Bartered, Fates Sold
  • Act 6 – Dance of the Makers
  • Epilogue – From the Wound Spilled

Each act has main quests and also a number of side quests, which will affect how long it takes you to complete each act. Diablo 4 will take most people roughly 30 hours to complete depending on the difficulty level you have selected. While each Act varies, expect them to last around 3 or so hours if you’re looking to play through casually and tackling a few of the side quests.

Here’s a list of all the quests across the Diablo 4 acts:

Prologue – Wandering

The starting of the game sets the main plotline for the game while introducing you to its mechanics. You’ll get to start working on leveling up and gaining skills to clear dungeons and cellars as you progress. Here are the Prologue quests in Diablo 4:

  • Dusk on the Mountain
  • Darkness Within
  • A Hero’s Return
  • A Hero’s Reward
  • Prayers for Salvation
  • In Search of Answers
  • Rite of Passage
  • Missing Pieces

Act 1 – A Cold and Iron Faith

The first act kicks off right after the prologue. You’ll start in the Fractured Peaks region of Diablo 4, meeting factions like the Cathedral of Light. Players will also learn of Inarius, the Angel of Creation. Here are the Act 1 quests in Diablo 4:

  • Ill Tidings
  • Tarnished Luster
  • The Knight and the Magpie
  • Undertaking
  • Below
  • In Her Wake
  • Storming the Gates
  • The Cost of Knowledge
  • Light’s Guidance
  • Kor Valar
  • Pilgrimage
  • Light’s Judgement
  • Light’s Protection
  • Wayward
  • Shroud of the Horadrim
  • Fledgling Scholar
  • Crossing Over
  • Descent
  • Light’s Resolve

Act 2 – The Knife Twists

The game’s second act takes you to the Scosglen region, encountering Druids and some foul creatures. You’ll be tasked with fighting Lilith’s corruption here which has seeped into nature itself. Ragnar will introduce you to this darkness in the forest. Here are the Act 2 quests in Diablo 4:

  • An Unforeseen Visit
  • Dark Omens
  • Encroaching Shadows
  • Exhuming the Forgotten
  • Harrowed Lament
  • Apex of Misery
  • Parting Embers
  • Feral Nature
  • The Beast Within
  • The Path of Rage
  • Fangs of Corruption
  • Stemming the Flow
  • Buried Secrets
  • In Ruins
  • Entombed Legacy
  • Shadow Over Cerrigar
  • As the World Burns
Diablo 4 Acts: An image of a player riding in horseback in the game.

Act 3 – The Making of Monsters

Diablo 4’s third act takes you to the Dry Steppes region. Here you’ll meet Barbarians trying to fight Lilith’s horde of minions. Read on for a list of Act 3 quests in Diablo 4:

  • The Spreading Darkness
  • Whittling Sanity
  • Suffering Disquiet
  • A Moment to Collect
  • Brought Low
  • The City of Blood and Dust
  • Small Blessings
  • Whispers from the Past
  • Through the Dark Glass
  • Descent Into Flame
  • Loose Threads
  • Oasis of Memories
  • Flesh from Bone
  • Beneath the Mask
  • Piercing the Veil
  • Exhumed Relics

Act 4 – A Gathering Storm

Hawezar is where you’ll head next. The shortest act in the game shows off the Rogues and their tussle against Lilith. You join a character Vani as you face Lilith’s army. Here are the Act 4 quests in Diablo 4:

  • Prying the Eye
  • A Master’s Touch
  • Lost Arts
  • A Meeting of the Minds
  • Anguish Incarnate
  • Eye of the Storm

Act 5 – Secrets Bartered, Fates Sold

In Act 5, you’ll meet the Vizjerei and join their struggle against Lilith. It’ll take at least two hours to clear this act and here are the quests you can expect in Diablo 4 Act 5:

  • The Path Divided
  • Secrets of the Zakarum
  • Entombed Hatred
  • Swamp Hospitality
  • Witch of the Wastes
  • Encumbered Mind
  • The Cage of Grief
  • One Step Forward
  • Tainted Flesh
  • Wrack & Ruin
  • Cold Blood
  • Judgement of the Swamp
  • The Serpentine Path
  • Dirge of the Mire
  • The Slow, Beating Heart
  • A Cold and Lifeless Shore
  • Picking Through the Bones
  • Beneath the Wine-Dark Sea
  • Fragments of Mortality
  • On the Precipice
  • Knee-Deep in Faith
  • A Chorus of Voices

Act 6 – Dance of the Makers

The final act sends you back to Fractured Peaks. The old monks are now fighting against Lilith’s temptation. Read on for the final Act 6 quest list of Diablo 4:

  • Evil Stirs in Kehjistan
  • The Jewel of the East
  • The Scouring of Caldeum
  • The Walls Shake
  • Turning the Tide
  • Essence of Hatred
  • In Desolation’s Wake
  • Light Extinguished
  • The Blind Eye
  • What Lies Ahead

Epilogue – From the Wound Spilled

While this wraps up the campaign, there are some things left unfinished. You learn of the fates of Lorath and Neyrelle in the epilogue. Here are the epilogue quests of Diablo 4:

  • Promises
  • A Heavy Burden
  • Legacy of the Horadrim

You can see the complete Diablo 4 quest list, which details what quests you’ll find in each act, right here. You may also want to check out the complete Diablo 4 bosses list, to prepare you for what you’ll face.

That’s all you need to know about Diablo 4’s acts. Note that the end of the story is by no means where Diablo 4 warps, as the game features a slew of endgame content that will keep you coming back to Scosglen, the Dry Steppes, Hawezar, and Kehjistan with extra content like Diablo 4 Helltides.

Remember that you can skip the campaign in Diablo 4 if you’re entering Season 2. The new season doesn’t add additional acts to the game’s narrative. Instead, you can clear season journey objectives in the base game campaign or the endgame after you beat Diablo 4.

And if you choose to skip the game’s story, remember that your new seasonal character in the Seasonal Realm will only retain the Diablo 4 renown from Altars of Lilith and areas explored. You’ll have to take down Strongholds, discover waypoints, and clear Dungeons in the new game world to get back your renown.

The new season brings new Unique items, Nightmare Dungeons, Legendary Aspects, and a new Diablo 4 Malignant Hearts system. Be sure to check out our other Diablo 4 guides, including Diablo 4 best Necromancer build and how to get a mount in Diablo 4. Happy demon slaying, Diablo fans.

How long is Diablo 4 Act 4?

Diablo 4 Act 4 takes 20 minutes to complete.

How long is Diablo 4 Act 6?

Diablo 4 Act 6 is under two hours long.