Can you transfer Diablo 3 characters & items to Diablo 4?

Can you transfer Diablo 3 characters & items to Diablo 4?
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Published 

24th Apr 2023 18:22

Curious if you can transfer your characters from Diablo 3 to Diablo 4? Diablo 4 brings many of the character types from the previous game forward, but many things have changed. Character transfer could be possible, but difficult to implement into the game considering the changes.

Here is everything we know about the potential of character transfer from Diablo 3 to Diablo 4.

Can you transfer characters from Diablo 3 to Diablo 4?

Several characters from Diablo 3 fighting demons
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While it has not been strictly ruled out, the fact that it also has not been confirmed seems like a clear indication that this will not be a feature in Diablo 4. No game in the series so far has had a feature like this, and it is unlikely to begin now.

The point of a new game is to start fresh, and players will need to create new characters when they start their journey in Diablo 4.

Can you transfer cosmetic items from Diablo 4 to Diablo 4?

A character from Diablo 3 with unlocked cosmetic wings
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This seems more likely to be a possibility, but still, we cannot confirm. It is highly unlikely that cosmetic items you earned in Diablo 3 will carry over to Diablo 4. If any items do make the jump across, you will likely see some mention of it in Diablo 3.

More likely, is the possibility of items being awarded to you in Diablo 4 for having played Diablo 3 previously on the same account. Again, no confirmation one way or another, so your best bet is to go into Diablo 4 planning to start fresh.

That is everything we know about the potential of character or item transfer from Diablo 3 to Diablo 4. For more on the game, check out how to unlock mounts in Diablo 4.

Dave McAdam
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Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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