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Diablo 4 Complete Strategy Guide – Crafting, Locations, Endgame, & Error Codes

Diablo 4 is a demon slaying adventure filled with plenty for players to do. Here is everything to know about the newest entry to the Action RPG series.

Diablo 4 is the newest entry in Blizzard’s dungeon crawler franchise, and it’s now available on PC, PlayStation 4&5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. This new entry sees players return to Sanctuary once again to battle the swarms of demonic creatures that flood the world. Set many years after Diablo III, the game sees a new demon named Lilith come forth and begin to wreak havoc on the people of Sanctuary, and it’s up to you to thwart her plans and save the world. With multiple classes, tons of content, and a robust endgame, Diablo 4 will surely keep fans busy with demon slaying for hours.

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Diablo 4 has a lot of systems and features for players to use during their time playing, and loads of varied content that will keep players busy for a long time. There are dungeons to explore, Legendary Aspects to collect, and countless builds and playstyles to try. This guide for Diablo 4 will give you all the information you need so you can get prepared to dive into hell.

Diablo 4 Walkthrough Guides

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Below you’ll find all the guides available for Diablo 4, These will help explain certain mechanics, give tips on certain features, provide information on locations, and offer some help for certain quests.

Diablo 4 Basic Guides and Tips

Diablo 4 Character Guides

Diablo 4 Crafting & Materials Guides

Diablo 4 Quest Guides

Diablo 4 Dungeons. Stronghold, & Boss Guides

Diablo 4 Location Guides

Diablo 4 Endgame Guides

Diablo 4 Server and Network Issue Guides

Diablo 4 Error and Bug Guides

Everything to Know about Diablo 4

Diablo 4 is an action RPG set in the world of Sanctuary, a refuge from the Eternal Conflict between Heaven and Hell. In this installment to the series, Lilith, The Daughter of Hatred, has returned to Sanctuary and begun to set her plans in motion, leaving destruction and despair in her wake. With the world broken and in peril, it’s up to you to set forth and quell the demonic hordes and stop Lilith’s plans from coming to fruition.

Players will have a lot to do in Diablo 4, as you’ll have a big open world to explore filled with content like Dungeons, world events, PvP, and a slew of endgame activities.

What is Season of the Malignant in Diablo 4?

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Season of the Malignant will be the first season of Diablo 4 and the true beginning of the live service element of the game. The season revolves around a new corruption that is spreading across Sanctuary and turning creatures more deadly and ferocious. Alongside a new character named Cormond, it will be up to players to discover the source of the corruption and put a stop to it before it consumes everything in its path.

The season will bring with it a new seasonal questline as well as new content, including the Malignant Hearts, gem-like items players can find from Malignant enemies that provide major buffs and effects to create powerful builds. The season will also see new legendary aspects, cosmetics, and the game’s first battle pass and seasonal journey which can be progressed by completing objectives and playing various content. The season is set to begin on July 20, 2023.

What to Do First in Diablo 4

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With so much to do in Diablo 4, players may be a bit unsure of what to do or where to go when they start their adventures in Diablo 4. We recommend you first get the Prologue done, which involves heading to Nevesk and completing a small dungeon before meeting Lorath, then heading to Kyovashad. This will then open the world and give you the main story, and activate content like world events and dungeons.

We also recommend you stick to the story and follow it in Act order for the most part, as this will scale with your level and be a good way to level up quickly and work towards the endgame. Additionally, taking a few detours along the way to finish quests, find Waypoints, and liberate Strongholds can be a good way to earn Renown and get some extra progression as you level up.

What to Do in Diablo 4’s Endgame?

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Once you have cleared the main campaign, you’ll be thrown into the wider world of Sanctuary and have access to multiple new activities in the endgame. These activities are designed to be played multiple times as you level up, find new gear, upgrade, and continue to empower your character.

These activities include Helltides, which spawns hordes of enemies in an area and has players collect Abberant Cinders to unlock chests for powerful gear. Whispers of the Dead, which earns you points towards getting Caches of powerful gear and items like Nightmare Sigils to take on the tougher Nightmare Dungeons. There are also world events, world bosses, and PvP for players to enjoy and conquer as they level up and progress through the endgame to eventually defeat the Echo of Lilith, a final boss-like encounter to cap off the experience.

What Are Fans and Critics Saying About Diablo 4?

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Diablo 4 has received a positive reception, with a Metacritic rating of 87 for PC, 88 for PlayStation 5, and 92 for Xbox Series X/S. Many have praised its gameplay and wealth of content, and the inclusion of MMO-like features like an open world and endgame content have been received well. Its also been praised for its focus on player decision, with a ton of variety to abilities and builds that give players tons of options in how they want to enjoy the game. For us, we thought it was the best iteration of the series formula to date, and gave it a well-earned 9/10.

One area fans have voiced concern and upset is the microtransactions, with many unhappy at the prices of the in-game cosmetics. Currently, no word or response has been given to fan concerns, but will keep you updated if and when we hear anything.

Diablo 4 Trailers

Here is the official Diablo 4 gameplay trailer.

Here is the official Diablo 4 Gameplay Launch Trailer.

Here is the official Diablo 4 Story Launch Trailer

Here is the official Diablo 4 Live Action Launch Trailer

Here is the trailer for Diablo IV’s endgame content.


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Matt is a freelance writer based in the UK and has spent over three years covering and writing about video games. He discovered his love of games journalism while attending Canterbury Christchurch University, where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in Game Design and has been writing ever since. He will find any excuse to play and write about games. When he isn't fighting dragons or exploring far-off galaxies, he spends his free time playing D&D, listening to music, or reading a good book. His primary game bests are Diablo IV, the Final Fantasy series, D&D, and anything new releasing that tickles his fancy.