Diablo 4 Early Access Countdown – Release Time & Date

We've got a countdown ticking down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the official release of Diablo 4 Early Access!
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Lilith has been brought back to Sanctuary through a sinister ceremony. As you prepare to traverse the five expansive Regions of Diablo IV, taking on the role of a Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Rogue, or Sorcerer, your task is to redress the suffering that Lilith has inflicted upon the world of her making. If you’re looking to jump into the game as soon as it launches into early access, we’ve got a countdown ticking to when that will be possible!

It should be noted that you will have to own either the Digital Deluxe Edition or the Ultimate Edition of Diablo IV to play in Early Access. This will grant you access the game 4 days earlier than players who purchased the Standard Edition.

Both the Digital Deluxe Edition and the Ultimate Edition of Diablo IV share several exclusive elements, including the Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet in Diablo III, the Amalgam of Rage Mount in World of Warcraft, the Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set in Diablo Immortal, and the Temptation Mount, along with the Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor in Diablo IV. Additionally, both versions grant access to the Seasonal Battle Pass in Diablo IV. However, the Ultimate Edition, priced slightly higher, adds extra value with unique offerings such as the Wings of the Creator Emote in Diablo IV and an Accelerated Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock in Diablo IV.

Diablo 4 Early Access Release Date & Time

Diablo 4 Early Access releases on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 at 11pm UTC. Here’s a look at how that time converts to different time zones across the world:

  • United States, Los Angeles (PDT) – June 1, 2023 at 4pm
  • United States, Denver (MDT) – June 1, 2023 at 5pm
  • United States, New York (EDT) – June 1, 2023 at 7pm
  • United Kingdom, London (BST) – June 2, 2023 at 12am
  • Germany, Berlin (CEST) – June 2, 2023 at 1am
  • India, New Delhi (IST) – June 2, 2023 at 4:30am
  • China, Beijing (CST) – June 2, 2023 at 7am
  • Japan, Tokyo (JST) – June 2, 2023 at 8am
  • New Zealand, Auckland (NZST) – June 2, 2023 at 11am

Diablo 4 Early Access Start Countdown

If you are a bit confused about the timezones and want to know exactly how long you have to wait for the game to release we have a countdown for you below. Once the countdown reaches zero, you should be able to play Diablo 4 Early Access wherever you live!

3 Days 11 Hours 48 Min 57 Sec
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Diablo 4 Pre-Load Information

As you get ready for your journey into the infernal abyss of Diablo IV, you can take the preliminary step of pre-loading the game ahead of time. The installation process will start at 4 p.m. PDT on May 30th. It’s essential to bear in mind that purchasing any edition of Diablo IV is a prerequisite for pre-loading the game.

For players using a Windows PC, the process begins with launching the Battle.net client. Diablo IV can be located in your Favorites bar, but if it is not there already, it can be added by simply clicking the plus icon. Alternatively, Diablo IV can be found on the All Games page, where it will be listed at the very top. Upon reaching the Diablo IV Game Page, the dropdown menu under Game Version should be accessed and the Diablo IV option selected. After this, the blue button saying ‘Install’ should be clicked, which will initiate the installation process. Once the game is available, clicking ‘Play’ will launch the game.

For Xbox users, the process is initiated by launching the Xbox Store, where you would then search for Diablo IV. Upon locating the game, select ‘Download’.

PlayStation users will have a similar procedure. Launch the PlayStation Store and search for Diablo IV. Once found, select ‘Download’.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been building websites for over 20 years and has been gaming for even longer. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.


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