The Diablo franchise has typically allowed players to play offline and enjoy their rich stories and worlds alone.

So, it’s understandable that players wonder if Diablo 4, which has significantly more online-focused content, will allow players to enjoy it offline.

Blizzard has given an official answer to this, but not everyone will be happy.

Does Diablo 4 Have an Offline Mode?

No, Diablo 4 does not have an offline mode on PC or consoles. Players must always be connected to the internet in order to play Diablo 4 and all of its content.

This means that everything, including solo play, story mode, endgame content, and couch co-op requires a stable and constant internet connection regardless of your platform.

Diablo 4 co-op

This was first confirmed during the Diablo 4 Systems and Features Q&A at the 2019 BlizzCon by the lead UI designer, Angela Del Priore. She definitively said, “we are not going to support an offline mode.”

The lack of an offline mode is likely due to the shared open-world and world events that players can opt to engage with at any time.

Conversely, Diablo 3 did not require an internet connection outside leaderboards and online multiplayer.

Some fans are upset by the lack of offline play in Diablo 4. Many have cited a weak internet connection or a disinterest in the online components as arguments for offline play.

It is also worth noting that you will need a Battle.net Account regardless of whether or not you’re playing on PC or console. Additionally, if you’re playing on PC, you will also need the Battle.net desktop app.

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