Are you wondering what World Tier should you choose in Diablo 4? Essentially one and the same, World Tiers divide the Diablo experience into different difficulties, allowing newer players a smoother onboarding experience and veterans a way to earn better gear and more gold, provided they're up to the challenge. On this page, as part of our Diablo 4 guide, we'll teach you everything there is to know about World Tiers and difficulty, so you can play the way you want to.

Diablo 4: What World Tier Should You Choose?

There are four World Tiers in Diablo 4, each with its own set of modifiers which will affect your gameplay experience, ranging from Adventurer, Veteran, Nightmare, to Torment. The World Tier can be changed from the character select screen or from the World Tier Statue in Kyovashad.

When players create a new character in Diablo 4, they are given a choice of beginning on either Adventurer or Veteran. For new players, we recommend starting on Veteran and switching to Adventurer as needed. This is because the majority of fodder enemies are quite easy on either, but the rewards on Veteran are much better. Better gear is the quickest and easiest way to increase your overall damage output and thus allows you to tackle more difficult encounters (but there is no shame in dropping it down when you need to).

After beating the Campaign with at least one character (and completing the Cathedral of Light Capstone Dungeon), both Nightmare and Torment World Tiers will unlock. For full details on each, click the associated screenshot (above) to expand it.

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