Players looking to participate in the Season of the Malignant for Diablo 4 will first need to create a seasonal character to use.

Anytime a new season begins, players must create a seasonal character to participate in any seasonal events.

Thankfully, this guide will go through every step you need to know to properly create your seasonal character in Diablo 4 so that you can jump straight into the new content.

How to Create a Seasonal Character in Diablo 4 Season 1

To create a seasonal character in Diablo 4 Season 1 you will need to create a new character and skip the campaign. Once you start the game you will see a pop-up that allows you to choose your seasonal realm.

Full step-by-step below:

  1. Choose to Create a New Character from the character selection screen.
    • You will see the current season in the top right of your screen and how much time is left before it ends.
  2. Select the class that you will use for your character.
  3. Customize the appearance of your character.
  4. Head to the final tab on the character customization screen, Finalize, and make sure to mark “Skip Campaign.”
    • Players will need to skip the campaign to jump straight into the seasonal content.
Skip Campaign Diablo 4
  1. Name your character and choose “Start Game.” This will cause the realm selector to pop up.
  2. Choose “Seasonal Realm.”
    • After this, you can select your difficulty. We recommend World Tier II to help you level up faster.
Seasonal Character Diablo 4
  1. After you create your Diablo 4 character, you can find any seasonal content by looking for the green leaf icon on your map.

Players will need to create new characters anytime Diablo 4 heads toward a new season. Any old seasonal characters that they have will be moved to the Eternal Realm at the end of the season.

This will allow players to use them as normal characters and even place stuff in their stash for any characters in the Eternal Realm to obtain.