Can you play Diablo 4 Season 1 offline?

Multiple characters are next to the campfire in Diablo 4.
August 3, 2023: Here's how to play Diablo 4 offline.

Below, we are going to find out if you can play Diablo 4 offline. A few recent games in the Diablo series relied heavily on multiplayer and cooperation between players. Is Diablo 4 any different?

Diablo 3 and Diablo Immortal can be played only online, and this makes them more similar to MMORPGs. Some part of the gaming community didn’t like this, so now they seek Blizzard to allow them to play the new game without an Internet connection.

Can you play Diablo 4 Season 1 offline?

Unfortunately, Diablo 4 is an online game, and you can’t play it offline. So, if you have a bad internet connection or other issues, then you won’t be able to run Diablo 4 very well. Also, at the time of this writing, it is said that none of the game’s versions will have an offline mode.

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Will Diablo 4 get an offline mode?

Regardless of the statements that the game will be online only, there is a small chance that we'll get a single-player offline version down the line. Diablo 3 veterans could guess what we’re talking about. The original Diablo 3 is available online-only on all platforms, except Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch version of Diablo 3 can be played offline or in local multiplayer. So, those who own this version have more options to choose from than others. But at the same time, this version has worse graphics and a slightly different camera mode.

We can’t say for sure if Diablo 4 will release on Nintendo Switch or not. However, if this happens, then gamers will likely be able to play offline.

Currently, it’s hard to say if all the future versions of Diablo 4 will be available only as MMOs of some kind, but still, those who are planning to play on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox, will have to do it online. Good luck with your battle against hordes of demons, monsters, hellish abominations, and other unclean creatures!

If you are looking for more information about this game, make sure to check our Diablo 4 multiplayer guide.

If you want to read more articles, please check our Diablo 4 class guide. On top of that, we have a Diablo 4 seasons roadmap guide for you!

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