Diablo 3 PS4 And Xbox One: How To Import Characters

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Blizzard revealed this week that Diablo 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 characters can be imported into the upcoming Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition along with all of their progress and items. You can even transfer them to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Here's how to do it.

You don't need to stick with the same console brand. You can move your characters from Xbox 360 to PS4 or from PS3 to Xbox One. The exact steps of the import process depend on which platforms you're moving between. We'll start with transfers from Diablo 3 to Ultimate Evil Edition on the same console, as they're the easiest.

In order to do any transfers, you'll need three things: your save file, a copy of Diablo 3 on PS3 or Xbox 360, and a console to run the game on. Blizzard says the game and console don't need to be yours; any will do.

PS3 to PS3, Xbox 360 to Xbox 360

1. Launch Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition.

You're already done. No, really. The system checks for a local or cloud save for your console and then loads it. Blizzard recommends that you download PS3 saved data that's being stored online.

PS3 to PS4, Xbox 360 to Xbox One

Moving your character from last-gen consoles to new-gen consoles is a bit of a pain. Here's the full process:

Export Your Save from Diablo 3
1. Launch Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition.
2. Download and install patch 1.0.3 for Diablo 3.
3. Log in to your Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) or Xbox Live (XBL) account.
4. Proceed to the main menu. Navigate to "More" > "Export Save."
5. Confirm this selection and proceed through any prompts that appear.

Import Your Save to Ultimate Evil Edition:
1. Log in to the same SEN or XBLaccount from which you exported your save.
2. Launch Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition.

Once you've done that, the game will now scan Blizzard's servers for your exported save data and load it.

Note that if you launched Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition on your new platform before you exported, you have to manually import the save. It's less annoying than it sounds.

Manually Import Your Save
1. Launch Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition.
2. Log into your Xbox Live or Sony Entertaintment Network account.
3. Proceed to the main menu. Navigate to "More" > "Export Save."
4. Confirm this selection and proceed through any prompts that appear.


PS3 to Xbox One, Xbox 360 to PS4

Transferring between Xbox and PlayStation requires a few extra steps, because you need to connect your Sony Entertainment Network and Xbox Live Accounts together.

Linking Your Sony Entertainment Network and Xbox Live Accounts:

1. Create an SEN and XBL account, if you don't already have both.
2. Visit http://battle.net/playstation.
3. Log in to Battle.net with your account, or create a new Battle.net account.
4. Press "Continue." You will be redirected to Sony.
5. Log in to your SEN account you'll be importing a save from (or exporting a save to).
6. Using the same browser, visit http://battle.net/xbox.
7. Press "Continue." You will be redirected to Microsoft.
8. Log in to the XBL account you’ll be importing a save from (or exporting a save to).

Once you've linked your SEN and Xbox Live accounts, you can follow all of the steps under the "PS3 to PS4, Xbox 360 to Xbox One" section to export and then import your save data.

If you have any pre-order bonuses from the first Diablo 3, you'll lose them if you move from PS3 to Xbox One or Xbox 360 to PS4. The former group will also lose access to PlayStation-exclusive content.

You will, however, earn a new reward by linking your SEN or Xbox Live account with your Battle.net account. All players who do so get the Signet of the Blizzard, a level 11 Legendary ring that gives characters a boost to their damage and a chance to freeze enemies with each attack. This Legendary can be worn by level 1 characters thanks to its "Level Reduced By 10" effect. This ring will stay with your characters even if you move them to a different console.

Achievements and Trophies don't transfer to the Ultimate Evil Edition regardless of what platforms you're moving between. That's not because of any sort of screw-up on Blizzard's end. Instead, it's due to the fact that Ultimate Evil Edition has an entirely new set of Achievements/Trophies to unlock.
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