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Diablo 4 season 4 release countdown: Exact start time and date

Everything we know about this mysterious season.

Before Diablo 4 releases its first expansion, Vessel of Hatred, players first will need to overcome season four. Every season brings new class changes, mechanics, and bosses for players to tackle, with season four likely being no different.

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There’s still much we have to learn about Diablo 4 season four, with more information sure to come as we get closer to the eventual release. For now, below is everything we currently know about Diablo 4 season four’s start date and time.

When does Diablo 4 season four start?

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Before getting into season four, you must first endure the Constructs | Image via Blizzard Entertainment

Diablo 4 season four is confirmed to start on May 14, 2024, as revealed by Blizzard Entertainment during one of its Campfire Chat videos. It was meant to begin much sooner on April 26, right after season three ended, but Blizzard has had to delay season four by an extra month. As such, season three, Season of Construct, has been extended to end on May 14, so players aren’t waiting an extra two and a half weeks for the next season to start.

It’s still unknown how long this upcoming season will go on, but it could very well lead into the Vessel of Hatred Diablo 4 expansion, which only has a vague release window of late 2024. While an exact start time for season four hasn’t been confirmed by Blizzard yet, previous seasons have typically begun about 12pm CT, so we’ve set the below countdown for that time. We’ll be sure to update it if Blizzard provides a different time.

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One thing we do know about season four is that it will feature an extensive list of itemization changes for Diablo 4. For example, item drops won’t be as frequent, but the quality of dropped items will be much higher. This and other such changes already seem to be a hit with players, who sound more optimistic about Diablo 4‘s future.


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