Diablo 4 Gender Locked Classes

The Diablo 4 Beta is almost here. As such, this is the perfect time to answer some long-standing questions and dispel certain misconceptions that players have about the game. As you probably know, there are currently five classes in the game. These are – the Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, Rogue, and Necromancer. All of them feature different playstyles, but there is a question regarding how they work – are they gender-locked (the way they functioned in the original Diablo 2), or can you choose and change your gender regardless of the class that you pick? Here’s how gender locked classes work in Diablo 4.

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Diablo 4 Gender Locked Classes
Diablo 4 Gender Locked Classes

Are Diablo 4 Classes Gender Locked?

To give a short answer – no, classes are not gender-locked in Diablo 4. This means that, regardless of the fact that a class like the, for example – Sorceress – sounds like it is restricted only to females, you can make a male character and still select this class. Though it hasn’t yet been confirmed, it’s likely that a male Sorceress is simply going to be named “Sorcerer”, and that this is going to be the case with all other classes that don’t have a gender-neutral name. So – Druid and Druidess, and so on.

When you go into character creation, don’t be taken aback if you see that a class has a pre-set appearance and gender. This is only to give you a visual representation of what the class looks like. You can then choose, change, and further customize most visual aspects concerning your character’s look. This includes skin tones, hairstyles, beards, and, of course, your avatar’s gender as well. Though you won’t be able to change everything relating to these characters – after all, a Barbarian needs to be burly and huge in order to be an effective warrior – you will be able to do a lot of customizing to get your character just right.

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