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Diablo > Diablo 4Mar 20, 2024 7:00 am CT

When does Diablo 4 Season 4 start? May 14!

Diablo 4 Season 3 in-game page

Yes, we’re still in Season 3 of Diablo 4, but it’s never to early to start planning for Season 4! Thanks to the Season 4 PTR announcement, we now have confirmation that Diablo 4 Season 4 will start on  Tuesday, May 14, 2024, slightly later than it was originally planned to launch in order to accommodate PTR testing.

Unfortunately, we had hoped that Season 4 would be the harbinger of a new start date plan. After the start of Season 2, Global Community Development Director Adam Fletcher responded to player feedback on the X (formerly Twitter) platform with the following:

We noticed this isn’t ideal and plan to adjust in future seasons to later in the week. More like Thursday or Fridays.

Sadly, that shift is not happening in Season 4. Now, it would be a huge win to finally getting a Friday start date; it makes life a lot easier for those of us with non-gaming day jobs. But it also means we have a shift to look forward to in the future, so don’t lose hope.

Season 4 also has the distinction of the development team running the first Diablo 4 seasonal PTR. The PTR runs from April 2 to 9, so that’s a full five weeks to integrate feedback and go through development for any changes. We also know there are a ton of changes coming with Season 4’s patch for both eternal and seasonal play with big improvements to itemization and associated crafting systems. They have a really good reason to run public testing. Arguably, that reasoning has existed for every season, but I wholly support these efforts occurring now.

Regardless, Season 3 is the first instance of the Diablo team breaking the planned three month runtime and with some solid reasons. Season 4 will bring some amazing quality-of-life changes to the title, right before its first anniversary, and we know it’ll kick off once Season 3 ends (give or take a few hours). We’ll see you in Diablo 4 Season 4 on May 14.

Originally published January 22, 2024, updated March 20, 2024

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