Player vs. Player, or PvP, is a game mode where players battle each other in intense fights in dedicated zones called Fields of Hatred.
To participate, you have to be level 50 and complete the “Fields of Hatred” priority quest. Once you do that, head over to any of the designated PvP areas and Mark yourself for Blood so you can start fighting other players and showing off your gear in battle.
In this guide, we will cover all the nitty gritty details about PvP in Diablo 4 including locations, what Mark for Blood is, PvP currency, Altars of Extraction, and everything else.
Where to find Diablo 4 PvP zones
There are two zones in which you can embark in player vs. player combat. Those zones are called Fields of Hatred and are located in the Southwestern part of Dry Steppes, and the southeastern side of Kehjistan. They can be easily identified as they are highlighted in a light red color on the map of Sanctuary.
Within those fields, you will be able to indulge in all kinds of PvP content including fighting other players, unlocking unique Baleful Chests that are exclusive to blood-marked players, rest in safe zones, and much more. Your main goal is to collect Seeds of Hatred and extract them using Altars of Extraction and in return get a currency called Red Dust.
How to Mark For Blood in Diablo 4
How to Remove Diablo 4 Mark for Blood
Turning off the Blood Mark is not as easy as activating it. To deactivate “Mark for Blood”, head over to the town within the Field of Hatred and look for the Altar of Cleansing. Interact with the statue, and you will be able to deactivate the mark from there.
Deactivating the blood mark will still allow other players to attack you, but you won’t be able to attack other players who are not blood-marked.
Seeds of Hatred
Seeds of Hatred are a temporary currency in the PvP zones. You can collect them by slaying demons, unlocking chests, completing events, and embarking on any activity within the Fields of Hatred.
Seeds of Hatred can be used by performing Purification Rituals at Altars of Extraction to become Red Dust. This is the permanent currency that goes into your inventory.
Red Dust can be spent at specific PvP merchants to get PvP-exclusive items such as Scrolls, and even Mount cosmetics.
When you die in the Fields of Hatred, any Seed of Hatred that you managed to accumulate will drop on the ground and become up for grabs. Moreover, leaving a Field of Hatred will result in losing all the Seeds of Hatred that were collected.
As I mentioned earlier, Purification Rituals can be performed at Altars of Extraction to convert the Seeds of Hatred into Red Dust. You can find multiple Altars of Extraction in both PvP zones, and their locations do not change.
The PvP zone in Kehjistan has five Altars of Extraction whereas the one in Dry Steppes has four Altars of Extraction.
Once you get to an Altar, simply interact with it to begin the Purification process which is a one-minute event where you have to defeat some demons.
Be cautious though because when you start the Purification process, all players within the Field of Hatred will be notified. On top of that, once an Altar has been purified, it cannot be used for a short period of time.
Being the Hatred’s favorite is a big title to carry and an even bigger burden. To get the Hatred’s Chosen title, you have to have the most kills within one of the Fields of Hatred.
Getting this title is pretty nice, but there are downsides to it. If you are Hatred’s Chosen, then you won’t be able to use the Altars of Extraction to convert the Seeds of Hatred into Red Dust. However, your Seeds will be automatically converted to Red Dust after a short period of time. Moreover, any player who has the Hatred’s Chosen title will be visible on the map, and this makes them a target to all players who are both marked and unmarked.
To get rid of the Hatred’s Chosen title, a player must either leave the Field of Hatred by walking out of it, using a waypoint, or visiting the town within the Field.
That’s PvP in a nutshell. I recommend finding a decent build that will help you succeed in fighting other players and becoming Hatred’s favorite. Moreover, finding a decent PvP clan that enjoys this game mode is also a benefit as two players are better than one.