Diablo 4 is almost here, and players can ensure they are the first through Sanctuary’s gates by downloading the pre-load ahead of its release.

Sometimes players need to download game files before they can play a game on launch day, but with a pre-load, they can ensure that it’s all taken care of before the release date.

This allows players to play the game as soon as it releases.

When Can You Pre-Load Diablo 4?

Activision Blizzard has confirmed that players will be able to pre-download Diablo 4 starting on May 30, 2023, at 4 PM PT/ 7 PM ET/ 12 AM BST (May 31) for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

This means there are until players can pre-load Diablo 4.

Thankfully, this gives players a few days to pre-load the game before it goes live for Early Access.

How Big is the Diablo 4 Download?

Here are the file sizes of Diablo 4 for every system it is available on:

How to Pre-Load Diablo 4

Here is how to pre-load Diablo 4 on all platforms before its early access launch on June 2 and before it officially releases on June 6.

It is worth noting that only players that have pre-ordered Diablo 4 digitally can pre-load the game.

PC Pre-Load

  1. Launch the Battle.net client.
    • You can do so from this link if you have not installed it yet.
  2. Access Diablo 4 from the All Games section.
    • Diablo 4 is at the top of the list.
DIablo 4 Pre-Load
  1. From the Diablo 4 game page, click the arrow next to “Game Version” to bring up the dropdown menu.
    • You can see an example of how this would look like below. Everything is the same, except it will say Diablo IV instead of Diablo Immortal.
Diablo 4 Preload
  1. Choose “Diablo IV” from the list of options and click “Install.”
  2. This will begin to install Diablo IV.
  3. When Diablo IV launches, the game will be ready to play right away.

Xbox Pre-Load

  1. Head to the Xbox Store from your Xbox console.
  2. Search for Diablo IV.
  3. From the official game page, choose “Download.”
  4. Wait for the game to release, and enjoy your time in Sanctuary.

PlayStation Pre-Load

  1. Launch the PlayStation Store from your PlayStation console.
  2. Search for Diablo IV.
  3. Once you’re at the official game page, choose “Download.”
  4. When Sanctuary opens its gate, you’ll be ready to head in right away!