The Diablo 4 Fields of Hatred system is an exciting twist on PvP action RPG gameplay. In this guide, we explain how Diablo 4 PvP works, Fields of Hatred zones, and Diablo IV PvP rewards, including Seeds of Hatred and Red Dust.

Diablo 4 PvP Hate Spheres Explained

Diablo 4 PvP Hate Spheres Explained

How does Diablo 4 PvP work?

First, let’s get one thing straight from the start. Yes, Diablo 4 will have PvP gameplay. It wouldn’t be a Diablo game if you couldn’t test your mettle against it other players and perform it in PvP arenas. However, Diablo IV will not have traditional PvP arenas. At least based on the current information we have. Instead, Diablo IV will have PvP seamlessly integrated into the game’s open world via Fields of Hatred.

Diablo IV Fields of Hatred Explained

These Fields of Hate exist in-game PvP zones in the shared open world of the game, organically placed in the world of Sanctuary as its natural part. Historically, these zones are corrupted by the influence of the Lord of Hatred – Mephisto. That’s why the players inside them go crazy and attack other players.

Accessing these PvP zones is as easy as just walking into them. It is important to note that PvP is not mandatory – it is completely optional. Even if you enter Fields of Hatred, you won’t be a valid target unless you have Diablo 4 PvP enabled. You can visit these areas to kill monsters, collect chests and loot, participate in world events, and more.

Eventually, if you’ve enabled PvP and killed a certain amount of players and gotten enough hate, you’ll become Vessel of Hate. You will be marked as an enemy target for a large number of players within a certain radius of you. If you manage to survive a certain amount of time as a Vessel of Hate while remaining in the Hate Fields (without using the City Portal or escaping the Hate Fields), you will receive additional rewards. On the other hand, if a player kills you while you are marked as a Vessel of Hate, they will receive additional rewards.

Diablo 4 PvP Rewards – Hatred Seed and Red Dust Explained

Defeating other players in Diablo 4 PvP will give you “Seeds of Hate“. Additionally, you’ll also be able to get some Hatred Seeds from monsters and chests within Fields of Hatred, even if you don’t have PvP enabled. These seeds of hate are the resource you need to bring in Altar of mining to “cleanse” them and get them Red dust.

however, during the extraction/cleansing process, anyone will be able to attack you and take your hate seed. Even if you don’t have PvP enabled, you will be a valid target during this short removal period. So the best strategy here is to have friends with you to protect you until you get your Red Dust out. Once you mine the red dust, it stays yours; you can’t lose it.

Finally, with Red Dust in your pockets, you can spend it on local merchants in the Fields of Hate. They offer unique cosmetics for PvP, such as special trophies, gear, mounts, weapons, and other decorative rewards. These Diablo 4 PvP rewards will change with each new season, so there’s always something new and interesting to earn while playing PvP.