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Diablo 4 launch times have been revealed
Players who purchase the Deluxe or Ultimate editions will receive early access
Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra has confirmed the launch times for Diablo 4‘s various editions.
In a tweet, Ybarra told fans when they can expect Diablo 4’s various editions to launch, as certain versions will entitle players to early access.
According to Ybarra, players who purchase the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions for the game will be able to play it from June 1 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (12am BST on June 2 in the UK).
The regular versions of the game will unlock on June 5 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (12am BST on June 6 in the UK).
While Blizzard has yet to confirm if players will be able to pre-load the game, it did allow players to pre-load the beta on all platforms, which suggests it will repeat this for the launch of the full game.
The beta was dogged with issues when it launched, from long queue times to players being unable to match with their friends. However, this hasn’t resulted in Blizzard choosing to stagger the release of the full game region by region – all players will enter the full Diablo 4 experience at the same time.
The only division will be between the different versions of the game, with the majority of players expected to log on for the release of the standard edition on June 6.
Microsoft has announced an Xbox Series X bundle featuring the game. Priced at $559.99 / £489.99, it includes an Xbox Series X and wireless controller, Diablo 4 for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, and the Light-Bearer Mount with Caparison of Faith Mount Armor for Diablo 4.
The game, which won’t be playable offline, features cross-play and cross-progression for all platforms. It also supports couch-co-op on consoles.