Diablo 4 World Boss timer - When do all bosses spawn?

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July 19, 2023 - We have checked over all of our information on the Diablo 4 World Boss timer in season one.

The Diablo 4 world boss timer exists. It isn't something you need to rely on third-party sides for. If you’re waiting for Ashava to spawn so you can have your big boss fight, then you'll probably still have to wait. While many players have already faced off against bosses like Avarice and Ashava, many others are still awaiting notifications for the battles. And here's how to find yours.

Unlike the beta version, there are some requirements to be fulfilled before these bosses pop up on the map. We have gathered intel and compiled a brief guide on Diablo 4 World Bosses' spawn time and location. So if you're hoping to corpse-drag your way to some top-tier loot and titles, get to reading. These things aren't too easy to find.

How to fight world bosses in Diablo 4 Season one

Diablo 4 world bosses respawn after every three hours, and you can battle them multiple times for loot. But only once you're reached a pivotal point in the game.

To start with, there are six acts in the main campaign. To fight the Diablo 4 world bosses, you'll need to have completed all six. In other words, you won’t spawn the bosses until you complete Act VI and see the end of the main campaign.

When do Diablo 4 season one world bosses spawn? - World boss timer explained

After you're through the main campaign, world bosses start appearing all over Sanctuary at specific times. When it's time for one to spawn, you'll receive a notification on your map with a unique marker. Then, a timer (usually 15 to 30 minutes) starts to tick down.

Head to the nearest unlocked teleport and hop on your mount to get there fast. You'll only have 15 minutes from the monster's spawn time to defeat it. Any longer and it'll disappear, taking its loot with it.

Ashava, one of the three Diablo 4 world bosses.
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Where do the Diablo 4 season one world bosses spawn?

Thankfully, players don’t have to wander the open world hunting for the bosses. As mentioned earlier, players would be notified of the timer and location of the bosses.

Here’s a quick rundown of where you can expect the bosses to spawn:

  • Ashava appears in The Crucible, a region located around Fractured Peaks.
  • Avarice spawns in the Seared Basin near Kehjistan.
  • Wandering Death’s location varies between the Dry Steppes and Fractured Peaks.

These are speculated locations based on where players have encountered these beasts so far. The actual location may vary, but they should appear in relatively open areas.

How to prepare for world bosses in Diablo 4


World bosses are humongous, and without teammates, they are difficult to beat within the duration. Make sure you are fully equipped with your best gear, and visit the Diablo 4 shrines for some helpful buffs. You'll also want to learn where to farm legendary gear. Those kinds of boons will go a long way in helping you punch a hole through these creatures.

For more on Blizzard's new bloody dungeon crawler, check out our glowing Diablo 4 review. For specifics, we have guides on how to get Jade Relic of Explosive Mist, how to defeat the Blood Bishop, and common questions like how loot sharing works and the Barbarian Berserking mechanic.

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