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Diablo IV

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: June 6, 2023

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'Diablo IV' Reveals PC System Requirements, Playstyle Customization Options - Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2023 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT

Diablo IV draws players into a grim story line and gives them the freedom to explore and forge their own path across the most expansive and intense vision of the world of Sanctuary—a bleak and shattered hellscape bereft of hope and beset by demons.

An ancient evil threatens to engulf Sanctuary in darkness, and new heroes have been called upon to face challenges the world has never seen before.

True to the franchise’s roots, Diablo IV will deliver visceral combat, gruesome and varied monsters, an epic hunt for legendary loot, and endless playability and progression. Players will find a lifetime’s worth of adventure scattered across a land rooted in unique ecologies and inhabited by dangerous new foes. They’ll delve into randomized dungeons packed with unpredictable adversaries and unimaginable treasures. While continuing to fully support solo and coordinated party play, Diablo IV will also provide opportunities for groups of players to encounter each other in the same shared world—whether to tackle bigger challenges . . . or possibly even slaughter one another in player-vs.-player combat.

In Diablo IV, players will attempt to bring hope back to the world by vanquishing evil in all its vile incarnations—from cannibalistic demon-worshipping cultists to the all-new drowned undead that emerge from the coastlines to drag their victims to a watery grave. For the first time in the series, Sanctuary will be a contiguous, seamless landmass comprising diverse regions ranging from the burning desert of Kejhistan, to the verdant werewolf-infested forests of Scosglen, to the harsh and rugged wilderness of the Dry Steppes.

Featuring General Manager Rod Fergusson, Game Director Joe Shely, Lead Class Designer Adam Jackson, and Lead Game Producer Melissa Corning, the team walked through the many ways you can customize your playstyle and character look. Player choice is infused into everything you can do in Diablo IV, from how you look to the skills you use to forge your path through the open world.


  • Select from five classes depending on the playstyle you prefer to begin your journey. The Barbarian is a close-range weapons master. The Sorcerer slays enemies from afar with powerful elemental magic. The Rogue is swift and can change between close and far range. The Druid can transform into powerful creatures and call nature magic. The Necromancer summons the dead to fight and deals in blood or bone magic.
  • The Skill Tree grants players access to different skills, passives, or upgrades as they level up to make them more powerful. Unlock a skill with a skill point, then upgrade it with additional skill points.
  • The Paragon Board is an endgame system that will allow players to further build on their play style. Spend Paragon points on nodes that can increase stats, modify skills, allow for new connections between skills, or change the way a player may play their character build.
  • Legendary Items are very powerful and rare items that players can find as they adventure through Sanctuary. There are a few different categories of Legendary Items, with some that can change or enhance a skill.
  • Many of the classic and very rare items from previous titles will be returning as Unique Items. These are similar to Legendary Items; however, they cannot be removed from their gear to infuse in others.
  • Improve your gear by visiting crafting vendors in town to increase your item level or add sockets.
  • The new character customization offers near endless character creation options. You can choose from a variety of faces, hairstyles, skin tones, and markings. Every class contains unique options to create the character you want to be.
  • Transmogs allow players to change the appearance of one piece of armor or a weapon to appear as a different design. Throughout your travels in Sanctuary, you will have the opportunity to collect more appearance options to style your character with.


Throughout Diablo IV, you will be presented with choices—everything from how your character looks, what Skills they’ll use to dispatch of Hell’s blood lusting minions, and how the gear you find will enhance your character’s abilities or transform their appearance.

Let’s look further into how these elements work to promote playing Diablo IV your way.

Character Build

Skill Tree: The Skill Tree provides you with a variety of playstyles for each class through Skills, Passive Skills, Enhancements, and Key Passives as your character levels up and hones their abilities. Skill Points are earned from Leveling up and Zone Progress Rewards. Up to 5 Skill Points can be spent on each Skill to increase its rank.

Developer’s Note: Our focus is to provide enough contextual connection between Skills, Passive Skills, and Key Passives for players to understand the essential synergies of their class. By the time players reach Level 50, they’ll have a deep understanding of how their class is meant to function, preparing them for the additional depth found in the Paragon Boards and other Endgame content.

Skill Tree Nodes: Each Class has access to Basic, Core, and Ultimate Skills, as well as Key Passives and Skill types unique to that Class, such as Companion, Brawling, Subterfuge, and many more.

Basic Skills: These are the first Skills a player can access; they unlock at Level 2. Outside of character creation, this is one of the earliest decisions a player will make. Basic Skills typically provide additional effects such as increasing the effectiveness of other Skills, providing resource generation, increasing mobility, or adding utility to your character. These Skills can always be used and do not have a cooldown or resource cost to cast.

Core Skills: The older, stronger sibling of Basic Skills—they are unlocked at Level 4. Core Skills deal significantly more damage, require an amount of a Class’s resource to cast, and will often be the bread and butter of your character’s offensive combos.

Ultimate Skills: These Skills incur a cooldown after being used but you’ll be extremely grateful for having them in your arsenal. Ultimate Skills channel immense power and leave devastation in their wake.

Key Passives: Unlocked at Level 32, Key Passives dramatically affect how your other Skills operate, tweaking your playstyle towards a unified goal as you unlock them.

Paragon Boards: Unlocking upon reaching level 50, Paragon Boards are an Endgame character growth system designed to empower your wanderer. As your character continues their journey to Level 100, they will receive Paragon Points. These points can be used to unlock new Nodes, additional Paragon Boards, and even Glyphs from Nightmare Dungeons that amplify the power of the Nodes on a particular Paragon Board.

Cosmetics and Character Creation

Character Creation: Sanctuary is a diverse world with a variety of unique cultures. The Character Creator in Diablo IV echoes this sentiment with over 8 trillion appearance combinations. Each class boasts unique hairstyle selections and players can dictate their appearance down to eye color, body markings, accessories, and more.

Transmogs: Salvage loot in your inventory to unlock transmog options, allowing armor to have the visual design and color palate you prefer. Diablo IV will launch with hundreds of transmog options.

Mounts: Unlocked after completing the Main Questline with one character, Mounts have an assortment of customization options available to them, such as different types of Mounts, Armor, and Trophies. An example of this is the Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy reward that can be earned from the upcoming Server Slam. These adornments will transform your trusty ol’ steed into one hell of a warhorse. Mount Trophies can be attached to the flank or saddle of your horse. There are dozens of Trophies to be found in Sanctuary.

Once a Mount is unlocked, it can be used in all game modes for any and all characters the player creates.


Legendary Items: These powerful items possess the ability to enhance or change your Skills and lend other helpful bonuses to your character.

No Legendary left behind: If you happen to leave a Legendary Item on the ground or are disconnected before you can acquire it, don’t fret—they can be accessed through a special storage tab in your Stash. Your Stash only has so much room; remember to empty it out from time to time.

Unique Items: Unlike Legendary Items, these rarefied pieces of Gear should be coveted. The bonuses they provide cannot be transferred from one item to another through extraction (more on this below). Dozens of these high-powered, build-changing items will be available at launch, so keep your eyes peeled for the off chance that you may encounter one. Unique Items can only be acquired in Nightmare and Torment World Tiers. Also, treasures from a bygone era have been unearthed in Diablo IV—Unique Items from previous Diablo games, such as Windforce, have returned!

Skill Rank Bonuses: Most item types have a chance to contain a bonus that provides players with an increase to certain Skills while the item is equipped. These Skill Rank bonuses can not only bolster the strength of existing Skills you have unlocked, but can also unlock new Skills from your Class’s Skill Tree, giving you the ability to trial more Skills before committing to them. Skill Rank bonuses can increase the Rank of a Skill past 5, lending an added punch to them.

Extracting Legendary Bonuses: Have a Legendary Item with a bonus you adore but the other stats are too weak? Extracting allows you to take the Legendary bonus from one item and apply it to other items, enabling you to tailor your items to your specific build and have your favorite bonuses on hand.

Crafting: In Diablo IV, we’re trying to emphasize item modification. We want players to find items in the world and consider the potential they hold. Players can reroll bonuses, increase the power of items, exchange Legendary bonuses, and add gem sockets to items.


You may be prepared to storm into Sanctuary on June 6, but do you know which settings will pair best with your PC? We have provided multiple tiers of PC spec requirements based upon data from our Early Access and Open Beta weekends to ensure the settings you choose suit your playing preferences and hardware. The four spec tiers listed below will be available in both the Server Slam and launch build of Diablo IV.

Minimum Spec Requirements

Settings to run Diablo IV at 1080p native resolution/720p render resolution, low graphics settings, and 30fps.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 90 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection
Medium Spec Requirements

Settings to run Diablo IV at 1080p resolution, medium graphics settings, and 60fps.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD Ryzen 1300X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 90 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection
High Spec Requirements

Settings to run Diablo IV at 1080p resolution, high graphics settings, and 60fps.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 90 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection
Ultra 4K Spec Requirements

Settings to run Diablo IV at 4K resolution, ultra graphics settings, and 60fps.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series for fully supported DLSS3 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 90 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection

*Diablo IV will attempt to run on hardware below minimum specifications, including HDDs, dual-core CPUs, and Integrated GPUs. However, the game experience may be significantly diminished.

Diablo IV is being developed using modern technology that pushes the franchise to dark, new depths. This technology is at the heart of everything players will see, hear, and feel—delivering much higher fidelity and a more engrossing experience. It opens up countless possibilities for the Diablo series, from smooth character animations, such as the Druid’s fluid shapeshifting, to the seamless, vast overworld players will travel across in search of the next loot-filled underground dungeon. Ultimately, Diablo IV will ground players in a grittier and deadlier world.

Diablo IV is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on June 6, 2023.

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