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Diablo > Diablo 4Oct 13, 2023 10:00 am CT

What happens to your characters, stash, and gold when Diablo 4 Season 1 ends?

Diablo 4, Season 1 is rapidly drawing to a close: the Season 1 ends and Season 2 starts at 10:00am pacific on October 17, 2023. But don’t expect to be able to play right up until the last moment, because there’s a chance that the servers will go down for maintenance prior to the cutover.

But how exactly will the season transition work? This will be the first Seasonal refresh for Diablo 4, and this is what we know about the season reset, and what happens to your characters, your gear, and your stash when Season 1 ends and Season 2 begins.

What happens to Seasonal characters after Season 1

Any characters you created in Season 1 will be transferred to the Eternal Realm. Their name will stay the same, but their server flag will change. They will be able to access the shared stash used by your Eternal Realm characters and will retain their existing equipped gear, and whatever quest progress they have made. Once Season 2 goes live you will no longer be able to play these characters on the new Seasonal Realms.

Blizzard have recently stated that they will give all players two new character slots when Season 2 goes live, meaning if all of your character slots are full, you have a little wiggle room when your Seasonal characters become Eternal characters.

What happens to your Seasonal Stash after Season 1

Anything in your Seasonal Realm stash will be consolidated into a single temporary tab at the start of your stash on the Eternal Realm. You have until the start of the next Season to move any items you wish to keep or disenchant out of this tab — after that time, they’ll be deleted. For items acquired in Season 1, the means you need to have claimed them before the start of Season 3. You can only withdraw items from this tab, not store them — so once you remove an item you can’t put it back. This “extra” stash tab is not a solution to having an otherwise full stash on the Eternal Realms.

It is highly likely that any gems in your stash will be transferred as is. In Diablo 4 patch 1.2, which arrives with Season 2, previous sources of gem drops will drop gem fragments rather than whole gems. These are a crafting material and won’t go into your inventory, so you won’t find yourself needing to hold on to pages of gems in various sizes. If you do not want to retain any of the gems you have in your stash, either earned on Eternal or Seasonal, you will most likely need to salvage them at the Jeweler after the start of Season 2.

When you create a fresh character for the new Season, it will start out with empty bags and an empty stash just as you did with Season 1.

What happens to your gold and other currency after Season 1

Any Gold, Murmuring Obols, or Blood Shards you may have earned on the Seasonal Realms will be rolled into your Eternal Realm bank balance. If this would take you over the currency cap, any excess will be lost. There’s not really anything you can spend it on to “save” it, so either use it or lose it. How big a loss this might be will depend on whether you intend to keep playing characters on the Eternal Realm.

Though this is our first Season rollover in Diablo 4, it should be seamless: your old Seasonal characters will be moved to the Eternal realms, and your new Seasonal characters will start fresh, with no gold and an empty Stash.

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