How to drop items in Diablo 4

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Inventory management is one of the core mechanics of most RPG titles and this is especially true for the Diablo series. Diablo's item and inventory management system is iconic and well-loved by fans across the world. However, it may not seem intuitive to a beginner, and you may be asking yourself questions such as how do you drop items in Diablo 4?

While you may want to hold onto all the items you collect, let us warn you that this is an amateur mistake. Inventory management is extremely important, whether you are about to set out for an adventure or in the middle of one. You need to be able to drop items on the fly in Diablo 4 to manage your inventory properly. So let's see why you're going to want to drop items and how to go about this in Diablo 4.

Be sure to check out our other Diablo 4 guides, such as how to get gold fast, as well as our full Diablo 4 review.

How to drop items in Diablo 4

Once you are out exploring and complete quests, your inventory will be filling up rather quickly from all the plundering, and you'll begin to feel how limiting it is. At this point, you are going to have to let go of useless items to make way for better ones.

Dropping items is a straightforward process, but it can get confusing if you don't know what to drop. You will develop a sense of this as you keep playing the game and learn about the usability of various loot.

Diablo 4 inventory screen drop items
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The process is very simple. Hold the 'I' key to open up the inventory menu, select any item you need, and drag it out of the inventory box. This will drop the item onto the floor near you and free up inventory space.

You can use this to quicken the process of organizing the inventory as well. You can always come back for dropped loot, but this is usually unnecessary.

Alternative methods of dropping items

If you're not content with just letting your loot go to waste lying in some dungeon, then it's completely understandable. However, to resolve this, you're going to need to do a lot more planning and a bit more trekking. There are a couple of options to free up inventory space efficiently and drop items in Diablo 4.

You can always go back to storage boxes and chests to stash away items that you will not be using. This requires a bit of back and forth, and you will have to remember what you stashed away; otherwise, it may just go to waste in there, never being used.

Another option is to go around and sell off your common and other useless items to merchants for a bit of gold. Merchants are found all across the world. Just make sure not to accidentally sell something that you planned on using to them.


Lastly, you can always just Salvage your common items at a blacksmith and turn them into useful crafting material such as ore. While this may not initially seem attractive, this material is required to help boost your power level in later parts of the game.

That's it for how to drop items in Diablo 4. While you're here, check out our guides on how each class works and how to level up fast.

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