Thursday 27 July 2023

Diablo 4 Maintenance Schedule: Preparing for Update 1.1.1

Diablo 4, the popular dungeon crawler game by Activision Blizzard, is set to temporarily go offline for scheduled maintenance and the implementation of a planned hotfix this week. This downtime is in anticipation of the upcoming update 1.1.1.

Scheduled Maintenance and Downtime

Being an online-only, server-based title, Diablo 4 undergoes routine maintenance to ensure a smooth gaming experience for its players. While this means occasional downtime, it is usually brief and infrequent. However, today, Diablo 4 will be temporarily offline as it undergoes maintenance.

Activision Blizzard announced on its official support site that several of its online titles, including Diablo 4, will be down this week for maintenance. The specific reason for the downtime has not been explicitly stated, but it is likely to implement the hotfix announced this week aimed at addressing a number of bugs and glitches.

Preparing for Update 1.1.1

The maintenance may also lay the groundwork for update 1.1.1, which is expected to roll out next week. This was hinted at in last week's campfire chat livestream, which also addressed the fallout of the controversial 1.1.0a update that implemented many changes, especially for the Barbarian and Sorcerer classes.

Maintenance Schedule

The Diablo 4 maintenance is scheduled to start on Thursday, July 27, from 7 pm BST / 2 pm EDT / 11 am PDT and is set to last for two hours, ending at 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT / 1 pm PDT. During this window, the game will be inaccessible, regardless of whether you play on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC.

What to Expect

While the maintenance schedule may change closer to the time, as of now, players should expect Diablo 4 to be offline completely during the maintenance period. Fortunately, this is the only time this week that Diablo 4 maintenance is scheduled. After the two-hour window, players will be able to return to the game.

No progress will be wiped during the Diablo 4 maintenance period, so players can rest easy knowing their characters will be ready to go as soon as it’s over.

Looking Forward: Update 1.1.1

Diablo 4 has had two sizeable updates so far, with the first back in June weighing in at 13 pages of patch notes, and update 1.1.0a being the second at 6,600 words. Although at this point, players are less concerned with word count and more on the content.

Update 1.1.1 is set to revert some of the character class tweaks made previously, with the Barbarian and Sorcerer in particular expected to receive slight buffs. This update is eagerly anticipated by the player community, who are keen to see how these changes will affect their gameplay.


The temporary downtime for Diablo 4 is a necessary step in ensuring a smooth gaming experience for its players. While it may cause some temporary inconvenience, the anticipation of bug fixes and the upcoming update 1.1.1 promises to bring new excitement to the game. As always, the Diablo 4 community eagerly awaits the changes and improvements that these updates will bring.