With Lilith returning to Sanctuary on 6 June 2023 when Diablo 4 gets unleashed, there's a lot to get excited about. As the release gets ever closer, we look toward some important aspects of the next entry into the iconic ARPG franchise. One of these aspects that prospective Nephalem might want to know about is the Diablo 4 regional servers and importantly if the game will be region-locked.
This guide explains if Diablo 4 will be region-locked or if it will be a free-for-all with no region-lock so D4 players from, for example, Europe and North America can play together, so let's get started.
Update on 24 March 2023: We've updated this article with the latest information on Diablo 4's servers.
Learn about the Diablo 4 Open Beta update and the issues/troubles players can expect when it kicks off on 24 March at 09:00 PST.
Is Diablo 4 Region-Locked?
Unlike its predecessors, Diablo 4 will NOT be region-locked and will feature full cross-play support between all platforms the game is available on. What exactly does that mean in practice?
Essentially, a Diablo 4 player or Xbox One from North America will be able to party with a player on PS5 from Asia, and a PC gamer from the UK, for example.
This means that you can also trade with other players from different regions, but there are some Diablo 4 trading restrictions in place.
At the time of writing, we are unsure how this will work in terms of latency. We suspect that if a player from North America invites a friend from Europe to a party, the actual game instance will take place on a North American server.
Diablo 4 Regional Servers?
For all intents and purposes, there will still be Diablo 4 servers situated in different regions. This is to minimize latency, of course, so technically, there have to be regional servers in Diablo 4.
However, you will not have to change servers and characters. That's where the great news about no regional locking comes into play. To put it simply, players across the globe will be able to play together on all platforms.
In terms of Diablo 4 regional servers and choices specifically, we haven't found any official information just yet.
While you wait, learn more about how Blizzard has crafted the world of Sanctuary and the enemies you will find in Diablo 4 below.
We will endeavor to update this article once more information becomes available. For now, we can all rejoice that Diablo 4 will not be region-locked.
For more Diablo 4, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:
Diablo 4 Class Builds - Best Barbarian Build | | Best Necromancer Build | Best Sorcerer Build | Best Druid Build | Best Rogue Build | All Classes Tier List | Best Class For Beginners | Build Calculator |
Class Mechanics: Sorcerer Enchantment System | Barbarian Arsenal | Rogue Specialization | Necromancer Book of the Dead | Druid Specialization |
Items - Healing Vial | Item Slot Types | Transmogs/Wardrobe | Salvage Items | Durability & Repair | Trading Items | All Unique Items & Stats | Set Items | Item Quality/Rarity Levels | Elixirs | Butcher's Cleaver |
Features: Beginners Guide | Impressions From Beta |
Quests: Ritual Tower Key | Forgive Me Side Quest | Traveler's Prayer Side Quest | Secret Of The Spring Riddle | Raising Spirits Side Quest |
General D4 Guides: Legendary & Gold Farming | Town Portal | Inventory Size | Stash Size | Beat Lilith's Lament | Beat Den Mother Boss | Beat Lord Avitus Boss | Beat Blood Bishop Boss | Reset Dungeons | Gathering Legions Guide | The Butcher Boss | Leave Dungeons | All Stronghold Locations |
Diablo 4 Tech Guides - Ray Tracing Support | Couch Co-Op | Server Regions | PC Requirements & File Size | Diablo 4 Servers Down? | Connection Issues Fix | Crashing Issues Fix | Unable To Install or Patch | Low FPS Fix | Error Code 34202 Fix | Disable Fog & Glare | Stuck in Queue Fix | Console Issues | PC Issues | Enable & Disable Chat Bubbles | Hit Max Level Fast | Best PC Settings High FPS | Error Code 395002 Fix | Error Code 316719 Fix | D4 on Steam Deck |
Crafting/Vendors - Jeweler | Gambling & Obols | Occultist | Alchemist | Blacksmith | | Monster Parts | Skins | Ore | Plants |
Legendary Aspects - Codex of Power | Sorcerer Legendary Powers | Barbarian Legendary Powers | Rogue Legendary Powers | Necromancer Legendary Powers | Druid Legendary Powers
Activities - Strongholds | Nightmare Dungeons | Silent Chests | Altars of Lilith |
Story & Lore - Campaign Length | Who is Lilith? | Who is Inarius | Deckard Cain | Secret Cow Level |
Zones - Fractured Peaks Overview | Scosglen | Kehjistan | Dry Steppes | Hawezar | All Waypoint Locations |
Mounts - Temptation Mount | Diablo 4 Class Dismount Mechanics | Unlock & Customize |
Seasons - Battle Pass Price | Diablo 4 Season Duration |
Gameplay Systems - Armor System | Clans | Primary Stats & Effects | Shrines & Buffs | Renown & Reputation | Max Level & Paragon Cap | World Tier Difficulty Levels | Followers/Mercenaries |
World Bosses - Ashava | Avarice | Wandering Death | Beat Ashava | Ashava Spawn Location |
Diablo 4 Misc - Statue of Inarius Price & Specs | Wolf Pack Cosmetic | Codes | Diablo 4 Free-to-Play? | Mother's Inked Title | Collector's Edition | How To Respec | Stagger Mechanic | Patch Notes | Asmongold Diablo 4 Beta Thoughts |
Diablo 4 PvP - Coming soon!
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.