Diablo 4 preload times explained

Want to know the Diablo 4 preload times? Here’s all the info you need to start downloading Blizzard’s latest epic adventure so you can hop in at launch.

Diablo 4 launch times and preload details - a painting of Lilith, the mother of Sanctuary, calmly holding hands with a figure off-screen

When can I preload Diablo 4? The Diablo 4 release date is almost here, so Blizzard has kindly laid out the exact Diablo 4 preload times for when you can start downloading its latest. Wherever you are in the world, you’re no doubt as desperately eager as I am to leap into Sanctuary as soon as possible and chase after Lilith in search of answers.

Fortunately, we now know exactly when you’ll be able to start blasting your way through hordes of undead, Khazra goatmen, vampires, and all manner of other bothersome beasties. Perhaps you’ve already decided which of the Diablo 4 classes you’re going to pick up on day one, or perhaps – like me – you’re still agonizing over the choice with every spare moment. If you’re still on the fence about picking this one up, check out our Diablo 4 review and Diablo 4 classes guide for beginner’s tips.

Diablo 4 early access launch times - chart showing times in each region

What are the Diablo 4 preload times?

The Diablo 4 preload times are:

  • PDT – May 30 at 4pm
  • EDT – May 30 at 7pm
  • BST – May 31 at 12am
  • CEST – May 31 at 1am
  • AEST – May 31 at 9am

You can preload Diablo 4 regardless of which version of the game you’ve purchased. If you’re on PC, you’ll need to launch the Battle.net client and head over to the Diablo 4 game page, where you can install the game once preload begins. If you’ve previously played the beta or server slam, you may need to change your game version over. Note that the full game install is separate from those versions, so if you still have either installed you can safely delete it ahead of the full release. Players on Xbox and PlayStation consoles can simply download the game from their respective stores once the preload period begins.

That’s all you need to know to get started – but make sure that you meet the Diablo 4 system requirements before launch arrives, and that you’re up to speed on Diablo 4 cross-progression and how to upgrade the Diablo 4 healing potion to get off to the best start possible. Good luck out there, and have fun!