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Diablo 4 Campaign Length: How Long To Beat The Story

Here's how long it will take to beat Diablo 4's story campaign for the first time.
Diablo 4 Campaign Length: How Long To Beat The Story

Wondering how long it would take to beat Diablo 4's dark story? We've got you covered so prospective Nephalem can plan their game time to beat Diablo 4's expansive campaign.

In this guide, we discuss the average completion length of Diablo 4's story campaign, which takes place decades after the events of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, with Sanctuary in chaos with the return of Lilith.

Update on 14 June 2023: We've updated this article with the latest information about Diablo 4's campaign/story length. 

It took us 20 hours to beat during our review period, with a great Sorcerer build, one-shotting most elite packs.

Diablo 4 Story/Campaign: How Long To Beat?

Diablo 4 story length how long to beat campaign complete fully
Diablo 4's story revolves around the mother of Sanctuary, Lilith, returning to the world. (Picture: Blizzard)

Diablo 3's story was, on average, 18 hours in length, while Diablo 2 was around 34 hours, and the original was around 14 hours. Diablo 4 promises to feature the biggest campaign to date, and the massive world of Sanctuary is filled with activities.

In an interview with GameSpot, Game Director Joe Shely revealed how long it would take to beat Diablo 4's story campaign for the first time as 35 hours. Remember, this greatly depends on which difficulty you choose, as players can start in either Diablo 4's World Tier 1 or World Tier 2 difficulties, the former being for those new to ARPGs, and the latter being for Diablo veterans.

You're able to travel anywhere in the world, make decisions about what you want to do, whether you want to pursue the campaign, which is a 35-hour experience that is just brimming with story and characters that are really human and you can really connect with on an emotional level. We've worked really hard on the campaign in Diablo 4 and we're really proud of how it's developing.

It is also worth noting that the story in Diablo 4 is non-linear, so you can choose what to do and where to go following the prologue and first zone. One activity that many players will likely want to complete in all the regions is the Diablo 4 Strongholds, as these open up new dungeons, paths, waypoints, and more.

Diablo 4 story length how long to beat campaign complete fully
Slay the hordes of the Burning Hells in Diablo 4's story campaign. (Picture: Blizzard)

The developers have also confirmed that you will only need to complete the story of Diablo 4 once, so your alts don't have to go through the process. It is estimated that players will be roughly level 45 when they complete the story.

There are a total of five massive areas to explore in Diablo 4, namely:

  • Fractured Peaks
  • Scosglen
  • Dry Steppes
  • Kehjistan
  • Hawezar

Learn more about the world of Sanctuary in a Diablo 4 video below, straight from the developers.

So there you have it, an average number of hours it should take players to complete Diablo 4's story campaign for the first time. Remember, this may vary wildly based on player skill and how much side content they get distracted by during their first playthrough. We will endeavor to update this article once more information on Diablo 4's story length becomes available. 

For more Diablo 4, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:

Diablo 4 Season 2 Guides
Class Builds & Tier Lists


Tech Guides & Fixes
World, Maps & Locations
Diablo 4 Items & Slots
Legendary Aspects
Gameplay Systems
The Story, Lore & Characters
Diablo 4 Season Guides

Our section keeps growing, so check for new guides daily! Don't forget to pick up one of the Diablo 4 Editions and join the fight to save Sanctuary soon.