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Diablo IV free to play on Steam until Tuesday

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Here's a chance for you to see if you actually want to buy Diablo IV. Not only is it 40% off on Steam and works great on Steam Deck and desktop Linux with Proton but it's also temporarily free to play.

Blizzard has made it free until Tuesday, 6PM UTC — so you've got quite a while to jump in and see what to expect from it. Once the free time is over though, you will lose access if you don't purchase it. And thanks to it being on Steam, for Steam Deck / Linux there's no special configuration needed and no messing around with manually installing Battle Net.

Something to note though, which Blizzard don't state on Steam, is that this free to play time only lasts until you hit level 20 in the game. Still a good few hours of gameplay though to give it a run.

With it being 40% off you can pick it up for £35.99 / $41.99 / €41.99.

Check it out on Steam.

Have you been playing it? What's your current thoughts on it?

You can see a previous Steam Deck video I did for Diablo IV below, although this was through Battle Net the performance is generally the same:

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RaySound Nov 23, 2023
I hope it will be synchronized with the Blizzard account
Eike Nov 23, 2023
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QuoteHave you been playing it? What's your current thoughts on it?

I've never played any Diablo before. When trying this, I did like it... but I hated that I, The Only One To Save Em All, met Moron55 and all these other ones to save em all. And it's not possible to switch it off.


Last edited by Eike on 23 November 2023 at 12:03 pm UTC
such Nov 23, 2023
Still not worth it. I didn't expect much of D4 to begin with, but it still managed to disappoint.
afettouhi Nov 23, 2023
FYI the game is capped at lvl 20 for this "free" to play period.
wytrabbit Nov 23, 2023
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Quoting: afettouhiFYI the game is capped at lvl 20 for this "free" to play period.

Liam mentioned this in the article
Liam Dawe Nov 23, 2023
Quoting: afettouhiFYI the game is capped at lvl 20 for this "free" to play period.
This is noted in the article.
afettouhi Nov 23, 2023
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: afettouhiFYI the game is capped at lvl 20 for this "free" to play period.
This is noted in the article.

Ah, I missed that. My apologies.
Soulprayer Nov 23, 2023
No extra buy for Steam, and I don't want to feed the statistics.
Highball Nov 23, 2023
Quoting: RaySoundI hope it will be synchronized with the Blizzard account

Looks like it does Synchronize. I installed the free to play. Pretty sure I already linked my Steam account with my Battle.net account when installing Overwatch 2. I brought up D4, it logged into the full game, all my characters. Started the game with my current character. Immediately was booted. Achievements were automatically applied. I tried the game again, logged into current character again and the game played fine. If you have D4 purchased on Battle.net then it's worth installing the Free To Play and getting it all synced up. I don't have any DLC and I only bought the regular game on Battle.net so I can only speak for the base game. The Steam store now makes it look like I bought the game thus far. Guess we will see how it all pans out when the Free to Play time is up on Steam.
ElamanOpiskelija Nov 23, 2023
Some games are in the category of "I will play that on release".
Some other games are "I'll try that out when it's on a discount".
Some other games are "I'd only try that out if it's a demo, or free to play".
Diablo 4 is "when they pay me".
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