Diablo 4 season 1: Season of the Malignant quest list

New missions are waiting for you.
A character in Diablo 4 interacting with a Malignant Heart that is glowing red in front of a dark background.
Image via Blizzard Entertainment

Season one has finally landed in Diablo 4, bringing a wealth of new content to digest and a new quest line to work through.

Season of the Malignant picks up following the events of Diablo 4‘s main campaign with the introduction of a new character, Cormond, who is investigating the spread of a new power of evil.

Some players will, however, quickly want to work their way through the missions to fully access the endgame content, while you may also wonder how long you have left in the questline—and we’ve got the answers.

Here’s the full list of Diablo 4’s quests in season one.

All season 1 quests in Diablo 4

The full quest line for Season of the Malignant is as follows:

  • Burning from Within
  • A Plague of Hatred
  • Holding Back the Flood
  • Answers in the Ashes
  • A Prayer for Salvation
  • Hope’s Guardian
  • Ruins of the Faith
  • The Cold Hard Truth
  • A Merciful Fate
A screenshot of the Holding Back the Flood quest in Diablo 4 season 1.
The seasonal quest can be finished quickly. Screenshot by Dot Esports

The Diablo 4 season one quest line serves as an introduction to the new seasonal mechanic, Malignant Hearts, as well as season objectives, new Malignant Tunnels, gear, and more.

Related: How to complete Holding Back the Flood quest in Diablo 4

How many total quests are in Diablo 4 season one?

There are nine total season one quests in Diablo 4. Of these nine quests, some are simple, merely interacting with a character or item and following the relevant prompts, while others will have you journeying across Sanctuary once again to defeat powerful foes. I found there to be a good variety of mission types throughout the seasonal quest line.

A screenshot of the Season Journey page in Diablo 4.
Make sure to track these. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Some quests are more time-consuming than others, including both the Holding Back the Flood and Hope’s Guardian quests that require the completion of several acts within the seasonal journey.

Not only that, but they include doing basic tasks like completing a dungeon and picking up certain crafting materials, a la tutorial-like quests that function as a way to reintroduce players to the game if they took a break.

It takes some time, but sooner or later, I found myself getting used to the cadence of the seasonal gameplay loop, such as playing through Malignant Tunnels, grabbing Malignant Hearts, killing the bosses that spawn, and then farming materials to craft the necessary items for my seasonal build.

With season one in Diablo 4 set to run for three months, however, there is no rush. We all have plenty of time to finish out the seasonal story and everything the Malignant has to offer.

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