You have two ways to play Diablo IV; this is the new game in Blizzard’s action-roleplaying series. You can either wait until June 6, 2023 for its launch on PC, Xbox and PlayStation or you can get an early access using a public beta program running from March 24-26. Before that, an invite-only beta ran from March 17 to 19.
If you are playing Diablo IV on a PC, you’ll need to check your computer’s hardware specifications – these includes the things like what type of Windows laptop or desktop.
Here is what your computer needs for Diablo IV:
Get Ready for an Ultimate Gaming Experience with This Setup!
If you want a great gaming experience, your computer should run on a 64-bit version of Windows 10, have an Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8100 processor, 8GB RAM memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280 graphics card and DirectX Version 12. You will also need at least 45GB of free space on an SSD and a broadband internet connection for better gaming quality (720p resolution with 30fps).
Get Ready to Play
To play games on your computer with great graphics, you need the following specs:
– The Windows 10 operating system (64-bit).
– A processor like an Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD R3-1300X.
– 16 GB of RAM.
– A GPU (Graphics Card) like an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470 for a resolution of 1080p and medium settings.
– DirectX 12 installed.
– An SSD drive with at least 45GB of storage space available.
– Plus a fast internet connection to download new games.
You should easily be able to play Diablo with any laptop that has a separate graphics card from the last 10 years, even if it doesn’t have the highest resolution and best graphical settings. Because of all its fans, the system requirements for Diablo are not too high when compared to games like Hogwarts Legacy.
You may need to test different things to get the best performance when gaming on a PC. Also, once the game is officially out, it might not work the same as in beta version (which is still incomplete).
Play Diablo IV on Your Mac
At the moment, there is no version of Diablo IV that works natively with Mac computers. And, the most recent Apple Silicon chips make it difficult to play Windows-only games on your Mac.
However, there are some solutions. If Diablo IV comes to a cloud gaming service like Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Amazon Luna or Xbox Cloud Gaming, then you could play it on a MacBook, iMac or Mac Mini.
Microsoft hasn’t announced anything yet, but they said they’re getting closer to allowing more video games on GeForce Now. Dan Ackerman from BuyTechBlog talked about this too.
How to Install Diablo IV on Steam Deck & Enjoy Gaming with No Issues!
Yes, it’s possible. But you’ll need to put in some work and follow certain steps.
Start by launching Steam Deck and downloading the Battle.net installer. When that is done, add and run the installer from the same Desktop mode of Steam as a “non-Steam” game. Then add this newly installed Battle.net app again as another “non-Steam” game. Lastly, open up the Battle.net app as usual from within Steam and log into your account.
To install Diablo IV, you’ll need to open Battle.net and choose between desktop or SteamOS modes. For more details on how to do this, the overkill.wtf website provides a great guide that includes all the necessary file paths for Steam. Gaming on Linux also has an excellent detailed guide too!
If you’re having trouble starting or hearing sound in the game Diablo IV, right-click on it in your Steam library and go to Properties > Compatibility. There, you can select a specific version of Proton (it’s what helps Windows games work on Steam OS) which is specially tailored for Diablo IV – labelled GE-Proton 7-51-diablo_4_beta.
To get Proton, go to the Discovery app. It’s like an app store. Look for ProtonUp Qt and install it. Once you do that, you should be able to find and install the “7-51-diablo_4_beta” version. Just remember it’s a little complicated!
When I got everything set up, Diablo IV ran very smoothly on Steam Deck. Most of the time I was getting 40 to 60 frames per second at low graphics and a resolution of 1,200×800-pixel but there were sometimes some lags or freezing. If you’re not hearing sound or cannot use the controls well, then you need to make sure which version of Proton Battle.net is being used, restart the computer or reinstall Diablo IV. Eventually all this worked for me!
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