How to get a pet in Diablo 4

 Diablo 4 doggos.
Credit: Jennifer Young

The unthinkable has happened, not only is Diablo 4 currently enjoying its most successful season ever, but they just shadow dropped a bunch of furry surprises into the game. Yes, you can now have your own pet, no more zig zagging around the Helltide trying to pick up your gold!

The pets were announced following the unveiling of a new trailer for Lord of Hatred, the new expansion which drops on October 8 2024. Pre ordering the expansion will get you a pet too, but there is also a free dog for everyone to claim RIGHT NOW if you log in.

You get a dog, and you get a dog and YOU get a dog! Here's how to claim your free pet in Diablo 4.

1. Head to Kyovashad

Diablo 4 map showing Kyovoshad location
Diablo 4 map showing Kyovoshad location

Once your Diablo 4 game has updated with the new patch, you should see a priority quest in Kyovashad called 'Faithful Companion'. Head over to the quest.

2. Tell the dog he's a good boy

Diablo 4 how to claim free pet
Diablo 4 how to claim free pet

Show your appreciation, tell the dog he's a good boy. There is no other dialogue option, because why would there be? What kind of monster are you?

3. Equip the dog in your wardrobe

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Diablo 4 how to claim free pet
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Head to your wardrobe, where you'll now find a 'Pets' tab, and equip your cute little puppy. Blizzard will also helpfully - ahem- show you the other pets that are available if you preorder Vessel of Hatred.

4. PET THAT DAWG

Diablo 4 doggos
Diablo 4 doggos

Congratulations, you now have a furry friend to follow you around Sanctuary and pick up all your crafting mats and gold. Hurrah! There's only one thing left to do. You must pet the dog, regularly. It's not easy being man's best friend in a hellscape.

Open your gesture wheel (up on the D pad if on console) and select 'Hello' to pet your new dog.

How to unlock more pets in Diablo 4

Pets in Diablo 4
Pets in Diablo 4

If you're not satiatied by the new dog in Diablo 4, perhaps you're a cat person, then there are more pets to unlock as you will see in the wardrobe. Unfortunately these do come at a cost, and right now are tied to the pre-order of Vessel of Hatred, However, if you do choose to pre-order, you can use the new pets now and do not need to wait until the expansion launches on October 8. Depending on your edition, you can get Alkor the Snow Leopard Pet, Natalya the Tiger Pet, or Hlrati the Canine Pet, or get all three with the Ultimate Edition.

Vessel of Hatred comes to Xbox, Windows PC, and Steam on October 8 2024, bringing a new map area, new class and new events — if you want even more pets you can preorder now.