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Diablo 4 Ray Tracing Release Date Window: Shadows, Average FPS

We explain when the release date for Ray Tracing in Diablo 4 is, alongside the frames-per-second players can expect with and without DLSS 3 enabled.
Diablo 4 Ray Tracing Release Date Window: Shadows, Average FPS

Are you a PC gamer excited for Diablo 4 finally getting Ray Tracing support? Then we've got some very good news to share, as NVIDIA has officially revealed the release date window for Ray Tracing coming to Diablo 4 and gave us our first look at the tech in action.

We'll explain the release date window for Ray Tracing in Diablo 4, discuss what Sanctuary looks like, the graphical improvements you can expect, and the average frames-per-second (FPS) showcased by NVIDIA, with and without DLSS 3.

When Will Diablo 4 Get Ray Tracing? Release Window

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We will see Ray Tracing light up Diablo 4's world of Sanctuary in March 2024! (Picture: NVIDIA/Blizzard)

Diablo 4 will get Ray Tracing during Season 3, which is expected to run from 23 January to 23 April 2024. NVIDIA has, however, narrowed it down even more, noting that Diablo 4 Ray Tracing will be released in March 2024.

At the time of writing, only the release date window has been revealed. As soon as an official, specific release date for Diablo 4 Ray Tracing becomes available, we will endeavor to update this section of the article with haste.

Diablo 4 Ray Tracing FPS With DLSS 3

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Ray Tracing combined with DLSS 3 looks so smooth and incredibly detailed. (Picture: NVIDIA/Blizzard)

Lighting looks much better with Ray Tracing in Diablo 4. You can also turn on Ray Traced reflections, and greatly improve the shadow quality. Without enabling Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 3, you should get roughly 54 FPS, as showcased by NVIDIA. With DLSS 3 enabled, however, players can expect up to 188 FPS, a massive increase, to say the least. This does, however, depend on the GPU in your gaming rig.

NVIDIA has also shown off a short video showcasing what Diablo 4 looks like with Ray Tracing enabled, including improved shadows, reflections, and the frame rate you can expect with DLSS 3 enabled alongside Ray Tracing. Feast your eyes on the video below!

That's everything we know so far about Diablo 4 Ray Tracing, from its release date window to what the game looks like! Keep in mind that NVIDIA did not reveal which GPU was used in the video...

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.