Waypoints are a key mechanic in Diablo IV that allows you to traverse through Sanctuary without having to spend all your time running around. They also work a bit differently from other games because they also include one feature that allows you to travel back to where you took the waypoint from.
This guide will go over everything you need to know about Waypoints in Diablo 4 including all their locations and how they work.
How Diablo 4 Waypoints Work
Waypoints are used to teleport between key locations. To unlock a waypoint, you have to go to its location on the map and interact with it once. Simply walking past it will not unlock it, and you won’t be able to use it.
Waypoints also leave a portal that allows you to go back to where you teleported from. Those portals will disappear if you leave the town that you teleported to, or if you changed your World Tier while the portal is active. This mechanic can be useful if you want to clean your inventory while in a dungeon, and then go back and continue exactly where you left off.
Finally, waypoints are connected to the Renown system, and to be able to earn all the rewards from that system, you will need to unlock them in all regions.
If you have already unlocked all the waypoints on one of your characters, any future characters that you create will have the ones in the major cities already unlocked.
All Waypoint Locations in Diablo 4
Diablo 4 has 35 waypoints split between six to eight in each of the five regions of Sanctuary. Some of them are locked behind the story, and others need you to complete certain Strongholds before you can actually explore them.
Waypoints in The Fractured Peaks
The Fractured Peaks is the first region you will explore in Diablo 4, and the first town Kyovashad exists here as well. This region has seven waypoints that you can unlock with one of them being locked behind a Stronghold.
|Nostrava||Complete the Nostrava (Lv. 18+) Stronghold|
|Bear Tribe Refuge||No conditions|
Waypoints in Kehjistan
Kehjistan is a place you will visit a lot once you reach Act 6 in the main story. Most waypoints located on the western side of this region can be explored simultaneously with the main quest. I recommend that you are at least level 38 before you start exploring that area.
You have 6 waypoints to explore in Kehjistan, with one of them being locked behind a Stronghold.
|wayAltar of Ruin||Complete the Altar of Ruin (Lv. 48+) Stronghold|
|Iron Wolves Encampment||No conditions|
|Imperial Library||Explored as you reach Act 6 of the main story.|
|Gea Kul||No conditions|
Waypoints in Scosglen
Scosglen is one of the larger areas in terms of space in Diablo 4. Here you will have 8 waypoints to unlock, and 2 of them are barred behind Strongholds.
|Túr Dúlra||Complete the Túr Dúlra (Lv. 30) Stronghold|
|Firebreak Manor||No conditions|
|Corbach||Complete the Moordaine Lodge Stronghold|
|Under the Fat Goose Inn||No conditions|
Waypoints in the Dry Steppes
Dry Steppes is the region located on the western side of Sanctuary, and it has one of the PvP zones located in it. There is a total of 8 waypoints there, and 2 of them are locked behind Strongholds. One waypoint “Alzuuda” is located in the Fields of Hatred, where all hell breaks lose and players can fight each other in PvP combat.
|Fate’s Retreat||No Conditions|
|Ked Bardu||No conditions|
|The Onyx Watchtower||Complete The Onyx Watchtower Stronghold|
|Hidden Overlook||No conditions|
|Ruins of Qara-Yisu||Complete the Ruins of Qara-Yisu Stronghold|
|Alzuuda||No conditions, but I recommend you only come here after level 50 as it is located in a PvP zone|
Waypoints in Hawezar
Waypoints in Hawezar are a bit tricky as the region requires you to be level 35 or more, and some of them are technically locked behind your progress in the main story. You can find 6 waypoints in this area, and 1 of them is locked behind a Stronghold.
|The Tree of Whispers||Act 5 of the main story will bring you here|
|Ruins of Rakhat Keep: Inner Court||The main story will get you here, however, if you want to unlock this before you reach this point in the story, then you have to climb the walls on the east side of the fort.|
|Vyeresz||Complete the Vyeresz Stronghold|
That’s a wrap, make sure to check this guide whenever a new Diablo 4 region patch comes out as we will be updating the waypoints whenever new ones show up.