Diablo 4's campaign can be skipped on new characters if you've beaten it once

Diablo 4 official keyart showing Lillith
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Diablo 4 does have a campaign skip, but you'll have to beat the campaign once to take advantage of the feature.

Earlier this week, Diablo 4's developers dropped a brand new video detailing its class details. One detail picked up by fans is that a 'Skip Campaign' option was shown in a character menu, leading to speculation that players could skip Diablo 4's entire campaign if they wanted to.

Shortly after the new video debuted, Diablo 4 global community development director Adam Fletcher took to Twitter to clarify that, for that option to even appear in Diablo 4, players will need to beat the campaign once over, and only once.

This means that Diablo 4 technically has a campaign skip feature, which will undoubtedly be great news for veterans. Those who make multiple characters in Diablo games aren't always keen on replaying the base campaign over again, and often just want to hack and slash their way to the endgame content as soon as possible.

This confirmation from Fletcher confirms speculation that has persisted since last October 2022. At the time, leaked gameplay hinted at a campaign skip option, but this has gone unconfirmed by developer Blizzard until now.

Diablo 4 finally launches later this year on June 6 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. Blizzard recently announced a new Diablo 4 open beta for next month on May 12, which is dubbed the "server slam." You can probably guess the developer's intentions behind this final playtest.

Check out our Diablo 4 launch times guide for a full look at when you get playing as soon as the release date rolls around.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.