Can you change gender in Diablo 4? (Season 1)

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July 19, 2023: Now that season 1 is on the way, here's how to change your gender in Diablo 4.

This guide will explain whether you can change gender in Diablo 4. The game features a very detailed character creation menu where you can customise your character's appearance while also being able to select from a total of five different classes. However, the character's gender has been a fairly important choice in past titles.

Previous Diablo titles had classes under specific gender locks requiring players to make a new character if they wanted to play a different class. Let's see how Diablo 4 handles its classes and if you can change gender in Diablo 4 as you play.

While you're here, reading up on Diablo 4, be sure to read our in-depth review and we have a full list of Diablo 4 bosses.

Can you change your gender in Diablo 4? (Season 1)

The short answer is no. You cannot change your gender in Diablo 4 once you've made your character, and if you wish to change your gender at any point in the game, you'll need to make a new character.

Naturally, this means hours of grinding just to reach the same point with a different gender. Therefore, be 100% sure of your choice when picking your gender in Diablo 4.

The good news is that at least there are no stat disparities between the available genders. No gender has a stat advantage over the other, and picking a gender will not affect your gameplay experience. Furthermore, while you can not change your gender, you always have the option to go around and customise your appearance.

Diablo 4 all five classes of characters
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Are classes gender locked in Diablo 4?

Thankfully, classes are no longer subject to gender locks as was the case with previous Diablo titles. You can pick whatever gender you like and not worry about the availability of the class for it. Previous games had a system where each class had a canonical gender. However, this outdated system has been discarded for a more accessible character creation system.


So feel free to pick the gender you like and go in-depth with the character creation menu that allows you the freedom to choose things like facial features, facial hair, hair styles, and so much more.

That's everything there is to know about the gender system in Diablo 4. While you're here, be sure to check out our Diablo 4 guides on how to change class and how to level up fast.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Diablo 4 page.