How long Diablo 4 takes to beat

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A screenshot of Lilith from the story trailer of Diablo 4.
Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

To properly inform you on the gameplay time for Diablo 4, we've prepared this guide on how long Diablo 4 takes to beat. The series returns with unique open-world gameplay in this instalment of the Diablo games. While it may be exciting to grind this game, it will take a while to complete the campaign from start to finish.

Diablo 4's playtime is actually close to that of Diablo 2. We've got information on how long it will take for the game to be completed in terms of hours so you can properly allocate your gaming sessions to finish the game.

How long Diablo 4 takes to beat

Diablo 4's entire campaign would take around 35 hours to beat as based on an interview from Gamespot with the game’s director Joe Shely and General Manager Rod Fergusson. However, if you plan to go on a completionist run, doing so would take an estimated of 150 hours. These numbers were confirmed by Associate Game Director Joseph Piepiora on Twitter.

When Diablo 3 was released, the game's story averaged 18 hours in length, while Diablo 2 took 34 hours to complete, as per HowLongToBeat. It was promised by Blizzard Entertainment that Diablo 4's campaign and endgame would have a lot of activities and items to collect, so it's no surprise the figure is similar for Diablo 4.

A screenshot from the story trailer of Diablo 4.
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Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

However, those figures can still vary, as those 35 hours and 150 hours depend on the difficulty you choose. So there's a chance that you could take longer if you chose the World Tier 2 difficulty rather than the World Tier 1 difficulty. Your experience with Diablo games is another aspect to consider when estimating the time completion for Diablo 4.

In line with that, Piepora added that the completionist playtime for the game is for players who want to achieve reaching the maximum level in the game and explore everything it has to offer. This includes the Sanctuary's Strongholds and defeating all the Diablo 4 world bosses. But since the game will be spanning across several seasons, it's no doubt, those playing hours could increase.

Moreover, Diablo 4's narrative is non-linear, which means you have the freedom to do what you want and choose where to go first. Some activities may take longer than others. Similarly, when you complete the story of Diablo 4, your alts won't have to go through the process. You'll even be around level 45 by the time you complete the game's main story.

That's pretty much it on this guide on how long Diablo 4 takes to beat! We also have guides on how to turn off fog and glare in Diablo 4 and how to find and beat the Den Mother in Diablo 4 if you're interested in that.

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