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Does Diablo 4 Have a Secret Cow Level?

We discuss the possibilty of a Secret Cow Level in Diablo 4, how you can unlock it, and what Blizzard has to say about it.
Does Diablo 4 Have a Secret Cow Level?

Let's start this off with an iconic quote from Blizzard: "There is no cow level." It has become a sort of running joke for well over a decade now, and as most fans of the Diablo franchise know, there was, in fact, a Cow Level in Diablo 2 and two secret levels in Diablo 3. So will Diablo 4 have a Cow Level?

In this article, we discuss the possibility of a Cow Level in Diablo 4, how one could go about to unlock it once the game releases on 6 June 2023 for PC and consoles, and what Blizzard's not-so-surprising comment on the secret level is.

Update on 23 March 2023: We've updated this article with the latest information and discussions about if Diablo 4 has a Secret Cow Level.

Don't forget that you can play in the Diablo 4 Open Beta starting running from 24 to 27 March 2023.

Is There a Diablo 4 Cow Level?

Diablo 4 secret cow level how to unlock
Lilith returns to Sanctuary with the release of Diablo 4, but will the Cow King follow? (Picture: Blizzard)

We have a Cow Level in Diablo 2 Resurrected, and in Diablo 3, we have the secret Whimsyshire, aka the Pony Level. Also, in Diablo 3, during the Darkening of Tristram event, you can access the original Cow Level.

So will Diablo 4 have a Cow Level? While nothing has been confirmed (and never will be officially confirmed by Blizzard because that's just how the devs are), we are almost certain Diablo 4 will have a Cow Level, maybe not at release, but sometime in the future.

If it will take the form of an actual Cow Level, or if it will be something different like Diablo 3's Whimsyshire, remains to be seen. Diablo 4 does, of course, take a darker tone than D3, so it is not impossible that the game will have a secret, serious level filled with horrors...

Joseph "Joe" Piepiora, the Associate Game Director for Diablo 4, has previously said that dungeons provide "opportunities for us to touch back on dungeons that may have appeared in previous games" and even mentioned referencing lighter elements of Diablo. When asked directly about touching back on a Cow Level, the dev replied: "I don’t think there is a cow level?" and Naz Hartoonian stated: "There is no cow level."

Sorry, we just don't believe you!

Diablo 4 Cow Level: How To Unlock

Diablo 4 secret cow level how to unlock
The existance of the Cow Level in the original Diablo 2 was also denied by the devs. (Picture: Blizzard)

At the time of writing, since Diablo 4 isn't out yet, there is no clear indication of how you can unlock the game's Secret Cow Level. We will update this section as soon as information becomes available.

We do believe that players will have to find some unique types of items, such as they did in the previous two games, for example, Wirt's Leg. Maybe, just maybe, we will have to find some other parts of Wirt to unlock a secret level in Diablo 4...you never know!

So that's it for our discussion on Diablo 4's possible Secret Cow Level. Blizzard can deny it all they want, but we believe the truth...is out there. We will update this article as soon as more information becomes available.


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