Diablo 4 will run at 60 FPS in 4K on Xbox Series X

Diablo 4 official keyart showing Lillith
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Diablo 4 will run at 60 FPS in 4K on Xbox Series X, according to Blizzard. 

Diablo 4 general manager Rod Fergusson recently appeared on the Official Xbox Podcast (via Pure Xbox) to discuss how the next instalment in the popular action RPG series is shaping up ahead of its June release. During the interview, Fergusson shared his enthusiasm for broadening the series' reach beyond its PC roots and revealed what players should expect performance-wise on both Xbox's current-gen offerings.  

According to the developer, Diablo 4 will run at 60 FPS in 4K on Xbox Series X, and those playing on the Series S can expect 1080p at 60 FPS. While we've begun to expect greater graphical fidelity and higher frame rates from console games, this isn't always the case - as Redfall reminded us last week - so it's reassuring to see Blizzard aiming for a silky smooth performance on newer consoles.

Fergusson didn't say how the game will play on Xbox One, and this being an Xbox podcast, there wasn't any mention of how it will run on Sony's consoles, meaning we'll have to wait a bit longer to find out exactly how these versions fare. 

Many players already went hands-on with Diablo 4 in March during the Early Access and Open Beta weekends, allowing Blizzard to gather feedback and make improvements based on players' experience. Last week the developer revealed the full version, which launches on June 6, will include changes to classes, dungeons, encounters, UI, and more.

Check out our guide to Diablo 4 launch times to see exactly when you can return to Sanctuary.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.