Is Diablo 3 Cross Platform? Travel To Tristram And Find Out Now!

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Diablo III (aka Diablo 3) is an asymmetric role-playing game with hack-and-slash elements released for PC in 2012 and later ported to Xbox and PlayStation. It can be played as both single-player and multiplayer.

So, speaking of multiplayer, is Diablo 3 cross platform? That is, is it possible to crossplay Diablo 3 with friends on Xbox and PlayStation if you’re on a PC running Microsoft Windows?

Well, the short answer is no, but Diablo 3 supports cross-gen play between some of the console generations to a limited extend.

Let’s break it down in more detail below.

​​What is Diablo 3? – A brief introduction.

  • Game Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Game Publisher: Activision
  • Genre: Action role-playing game, hack-and-slash

Diablo 3 is a role-playing game with hack and slash gameplay. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment, and it was released for PC in 2012.

The game was ported to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in 2013, and it came to Playstation 4 and Xbox One a year later. A Nintendo Switch version of the game came out in 2018.

​​Story

The plot of Diablo 3 takes place 20 years after the events of Diablo 2. You’ll start the game in the town of New Tristram, and you’ll be tasked with investigating a mysterious star that fell and struck the Cathedral.

A deep crater appeared where the star fell, and an important series character named Deckard Cain disappeared into it.

The story progresses as you discover the reason that this event happened, and you’ll also learn a lot more about the enemies that you’ll be fighting along the way.

​​Gameplay

Diablo 3 follows the traditional asymmetric role-playing game formula established in Diablo and Diablo 2. You’re going to cut through enemy hordes as you seek to find treasure, complete objectives, and get stronger.

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All the while, you’ll be learning more about the story of the game as you get closer to your goals. Of course, you have many different character types to choose from as well. 

There are different characters with different play styles that can keep the game fresh. Playing through the game as a different character type will feel completely different.

It gives the game some replay value even once you’ve finished it the first time. You can also team up with your friends to play this game online or through a local co-op.

PvP combat

In 2013, Blizzard added a limited form of Player-versus-Player combat to Diablo 3 called Brawling. It’s a simple and free arena where you can battle it out against other players. Two or four players can battle each other and bring all the gear and upgrades they’ve collected from the main storyline.

​Expansions

Blizzard has released two expansions for Diablo 3. They are:

  • Reaper of Souls (2014) – takes place in Westmarch where you have to battle Malthael. Also brought the game to Xbox and PlayStation.
  • Rise of the Necromancer (2017) – adds the Necromancer class to Diablo 3, new bounties, Challenge Rifts (dungeons created by other players), and more.

​What platforms are Diablo 3 available for?

Diablo III is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Mac (macOS)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S – backward compatibility with the Xbox One version
  • PlayStation 3 (PS3)
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5) – backward compatibility with the PS4 version
  • Nintendo Switch

Although not officially supported, you can play Diablo 3 on Linux using Wine with the 32-bit client.

Is Diablo 3 cross platform between PC and Xbox?

No, unfortunately, Diablo 3 isn’t cross platform between PC and Xbox. This means that if you own a PC, you can’t crossplay with friends who play the game on an Xbox 360, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X|S.

Is Diablo 3 cross platform between PC and PlayStation?

No, unfortunately, Diablo 3 isn’t cross platform between PC and PlayStation either. This means that if you own a PC, you can’t crossplay with friends who play the game on a PS3, PS4, or PS5.

Is Diablo 3 cross platform between Xbox and PlayStation?

No, unfortunately, Diablo 3 isn’t cross platform between Xbox and PlayStation. This means that if you own any generation of Xbox, you can’t crossplay with friends who play the game on a PlayStation – no matter the generation.

Is Diablo 3 cross platform on Nintendo Switch?

No, unfortunately, Diablo 3 doesn’t support cross platform on Nintendo Switch either. So you can’t crossplay with anyone on other platforms than the Switch.

​​Is Diablo 3 cross generation?

So is Diablo 3 cross generation? That is, does Diablo 3 support cross play between different generations of the same platform?

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The short answer to this question is both yes and no. It depends on the platform. Let’s break it down:

  • Diablo 3 isn’t crossgen play between Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Diablo 3 isn’t cross gen play between Xbox Series X/S and Xbox 360
  • Diablo 3 is cross gen play between Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S through backward compatibility
  • Diablo 3 isn’t cross gen play between PS3 and PS4
  • Diablo 3 isn’t cross gen play between PS3 and PS5
  • Diablo 3 is cross gen play between PS4 and PS5 through backward compatibility

Does Diablo 3 support cross progression?

No, there’s no cross progression on Diablo 3 in the classical sense of the word. That means that you can’t transfer your character to another platform – fx from PC to console and vice versa, or between Xbox and PlayStation.

However, you can play the PvP mode Brawling with your character’s upgrades.

Also, if you upgrade your console to a later generation, you can transfer your progression save to the newer console by following these official steps.

​​Summary: Is Diablo 3 cross platform in 2022?

No, Diablo 3 isn’t cross platform. That means that you can’t crossplay with any other players that are not on the same platform, i.e. PC, Xbox, PS, Switch, as yourself. However, Diablo 3 does to some extent support cross gen play through backward compatibility between PS5 and PS4 as well as between Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.


Diablo 3 FAQ:

Here are the answers to some common questions about Diablo 3:

Will Diablo 3 ever get cross platform?

It’s always difficult to predict the future, and we saw Overwatch (also from Blizzard) get cross-platform after several years of waiting. So who knows? As of now though, I’d say it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever see true crossplay for Diablo 3.

​What does cross platform mean?

Cross platform means that you can play a video game with other players, that are on different platforms than yourself. So fx if you play a game on PC, you should be able to together with friends who own an Xbox and vice versa. Cross-platform is sometimes also known as crossplay.

​What does cross gen mean?

Cross gen stands for cross-generation and means that gamers on last-gen consoles can play together with current or next-generation consoles.

​What does cross progression mean?

Cross progression means that your progression as well as DLCs, skins, and other items, is carried over with you if you change gaming platforms. Cross-progression is sometimes referred to as cross-save.