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Diablo 4 release date rumors – April 2023?

Diablo 4 release date rumors

Diablo 4 release date rumors are rife this weekend. There’s a new rumor circulating that Diablo 4 has now got a release date and the previous Game Awards rumor is also happening.

The latest release date update and beta rumors come via Windows Central and the XboxEra podcast where they say they have seen the documents revealing a load of stuff.

When is the Diablo 4 release date then?

The story is that the game has been given a rough ship date of April 2023 and a new trailer will be shown at the Game Awards in December along with the previously rumored pre-orders. This will include a super fancy boxed edition of the game for pre-order.

Blizzard has stated that an open Beta will not be until next year as revealed this week, but this latest rumor states there will be an Early Access beta around February time and also an open beta. We’ll assume an early access beta will be for those that have pre-ordered in December.

Of course, this is just the latest rumor to circulate but the Game Awards will be the one to watch to see if this is all correct. The Game Awards will air on Thursday 8 December so mark the diaries now.

April, May, or June at the latest was our estimated release date based on the time needed to beta test a game with a live service. That said, based on what we know about the current closed beta test, there is still a lot of work to be done.

After listening to Jay Wilson in this week’s Podcast/Vidcast interview where he talks about the beta testing process,  we really hope they take the time to get issues ironed out and reasonable suggestions from players can get worked into the final release. Rushing the game out just to hit a set release date would be madness and ultimately detrimental to the Diablo brand. That said, according to Jay, once a date is set, it’s almost impossible to shift at Blizzard.

Anyway, these are considered rumors for the time being so keep that in mind and don’t get too excited.

Update: Mike Ybarra posted this:

Make of that what you will. He could be cunningly trying to throw everyone off the scent 🙂

1 thought on “Diablo 4 release date rumors – April 2023?”

  1. Its sooner then April. When you plan an open beta you know things are in good shape. There were alot of rumors on 4chan even before it was announced on Nov. 1st 2019 that the game was nearing completion and that fine tuning would take a very long time. According to reddit, Diablo 4 runs fairly decent on a 1070 and even a 970 which means this game has been in development for quite some time.

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