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Does Diablo 4 Have WASD Support at Launch?

In this article, we'll discuss the important question of whether or not Diablo 4 will have WASD support at launch.
Does Diablo 4 Have WASD Support at Launch?

As the release of Diablo 4 draws near, various game features and mechanics are receiving increased attention. Among these, the topic of WASD support has sparked discussions, with players eager to know if the game will offer this feature upon launch.

If WASD support holds significance for you, as it does for many other gamers, we have the information you seek. In the following discussion, we will delve into the details and determine whether Diablo 4 will include WASD support right from the start.

Does Diablo 4 Have WASD Support?

To be direct, Diablo 4 will not include WASD support upon its initial release. The developers made a deliberate choice to prioritize offering controller compatibility, even on PC, which has led to significant changes for players accustomed to traditional controls.

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As it currently stands, there will be no WASD support in Diablo 4 at launch. (Picture: Blizzard)

Previously, the creators of Diablo 4 expressed unwavering confidence in the game before its launch. Art Director John Mueller and Associate Game Director Joe have stated that they have diligently addressed minor issues in the background to avoid potential problems for players and ensure a smooth launch

However, it appears that WASD support was completely overlooked in favor of ensuring other details were addressed and squashed. And the fans have responded to this approach in turn.

Does Diablo 4 Have WASD Support Other focuses from the devs
It appears that the developers chose to focus on more specific issues the scenes issues to ensure the game has a smooth launch. (Picture: Blizzard)

The absence of WASD support has ignited a passionate debate within the gaming community. Some individuals strongly advocate for the inclusion of WASD support due to accessibility concerns, as certain conditions can make mouse control painful or completely impossible. 

While a controller can be helpful, it still requires certain movements that may be challenging for some players, and others firmly believe that WASD control is the most convenient way to navigate an RPG. But fear not, as it seems this issue is on the developer's radar as a concern to address in the future. So let's discuss when we might be getting WASD support in Diablo 4. 

Diablo 4 WASD PC Support Release Date

While we don't know exactly when WASD support will be coming to Diablo 4, we do know that the developers are aware of the issue. This is proven by a recent Twitter interaction when the executive producer of the game, Rod Fergusson, was asked about the WASD support on launch. 

He replied by stating that "There is not but we're very aware of the feedback. In the meantime, I hope you can give controller support a shot." Ultimately making it clear that the developers know that many payers want WASD controls, but it's likely to only be addressed well after the game launch. 

Most likely, players will receive WASD control support later in the game's life, perhaps through a patch or seasonal update. When this does happen, we'll be sure to update this article accordingly. 

Does Diablo 4 Have WASD Support Possible future release in updates or paches
Since the developers have recognized this concern, it's likely it will release in future updates. or seasons. (Picture: Blizzard)

Considering the number of gamers who have expressed their dissatisfaction to Blizzard regarding the lack of keyboard controls, it is reasonable to assume that the company will strive to rectify the issue as soon as possible. So until a solution is implemented, it is hoped that most players will still be able to enjoy Diablo 4 using a controller.

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