How to earn renown in Diablo 4

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In Diablo 4, you'll earn renown as you work on completing each major zone on the map. Renown is basically a rewards track for character specific bonuses and account-wide ones as you complete objectives in the area. When you start out at Diablo 4's launch, you'll begin in the Fractured Peaks by unlocking waypoints, Altars of Lilith, and clearing side dungeons, among other things. 

How to earn renown in Diablo 4 

You'll earn renown in Diablo 4 pretty naturally just by playing through each area. Crucially though, renown is mostly rewarded for things other than the main questline, so don't get too laser focused on the campaign. Here are the renown rewards from smallest to largest:

In Fractured Peaks, the quickest way to stack up renown is to make sure you unlock every Altar of Lilith for a total of 280 renown points. Strongholds are best saved for after you've leveled a bit, but there are three available in Fractured Peaks for a total of 300 renown. Side dungeons do take a bit of time, but several of them are paired up with side quests and the main questline, so you'll complete a few naturally as you progress. Make sure to sweep up some easy side quests too, like the very quick Secret of the Spring puzzle.

Fractured Peaks renown tiers

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  • 200 renown: Bonus XP, 3,000 gold, and one extra skill point for all characters
  • 500 renown: Bonus XP, 10,000 gold, and one additional potion charge for all characters
  • 800 renown: Bonus XP, 25,000 gold, and one extra skill point for all characters

To check your current renown you can pull up your main map with M or Tab and then press W to "view rewards." This is also where you'll claim those bonuses once you've hit the required renown total.

The final two reward tiers are locked until you reach world tier 3 (Nightmare mode available after completing the campaign). You will earn 60,000 gold and +80 maximum Murmuring Obols capacity at the fourth renown tier and 150,000 gold and +4 Paragon Points at the final tier.

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