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Side Quests


From simply cheering on some soldiers to deep dives into Dungeons unlocked from clearing Strongholds, Side Quests in Diablo 4 come in all shapes and forms. Many of them tell the small stories of Sanctuary and become an integral part of your character power progression due to their rewards: 15 Renown, Experience, Gold and some the occasional cache with various contents like crafting materials or Elixirs as a “Thank You”. In Fractured Peaks, we had access to 23 Side Quests. Let's have a look at what we know so far.

All information in this article is from the Press Preview Access of Diablo 4. The content presented here is subject to change, and will be updated as we learn more.


Basic Information on Side Quests

Let's look at some information that we have gathered. Available quests are marked on the map with a big blue exclamation mark: !

In addition, after you begin a quest, a secondary objective is marked in various ways, either with a blue circle on the map to indicate the general area you need to go or with blue diamond icons to indicate a specific object, target or place to track.

Side Quests
Side Quest Icons

Types

In Diablo 4 we have standalone Side Quests and Quest chains. Of the 23 we encountered in the Press Preview, 16 were standalone and 7 were split up into 2 chains. Despite showing 24 Quests in the Renown board, 2 of the Quests we found did not actually trigger the reward. Due to this, we believe 1 or 3 Quests were not available. We expect upwards of 100 Side Quests scattered through the 5 major zones.

Durations

By themselves, the time investment for Side Quests ranges from 20 seconds to 5 minutes. Quest chains have taken up to 15 minutes to complete. To top off your Renown in a zone, this is time well spent!

Rewards

Besides the important Renown points, you receive Gold, Experience, and sometimes a cache of goodies or special item for your troubles.

Unlocks

A less intuitive fact of Side Quests: Some of them can only be seen once a certain condition is met:

  • Complete a Stronghold: Some NPCs that spawn once a Stronghold is cleared have Side Quests for you.
  • Level up your Character: There seems to be a threshold every 5 levels at which new quests are highlighted on the map.
  • The second Quest in a chain only appears once the first is complete.

Fractured Peaks Side Quests

In the following listings you find a list of all Side Quests with information on starting location, duration, and rewards we engaged with in Fractured Peaks during the Press Preview. We will create full guides on each Quest once we have access to the full game.

Raising Spirits

Duration: 20 seconds
Starting Zone: Kyovashad
Started by: Lorath
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Herb Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

A Cold Faith

Duration: 1-2 minutes
Starting Zone: Eastern Plain
Started by: Pilgrim's Journal
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Herb Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Legacies of Light's Watch

Duration: 5-6 minutes
Starting Zone: Margrave
Started by: Zalan Coste
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: Light's Watch
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Salvage Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

The Cleansing Flame

Duration: 3 minutes
Starting Zone: Margrave
Started by: Priest Matvey
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Murmuring Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

The Dread Martyr

Duration: 3-4 minutes
Starting Zone: Olyam Tundra
Started by: Sir Cromwell
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: Hallowed Ossuary
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Ore Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Exorcist's Cache

Duration: 3 minutes
Starting Zone: Lake Rusgitov
Started by: Kill a Ghost, pick up the Exorcist's Cache
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Unsealed Exorcist's Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Ravenous Dead

Duration: 2-3 minutes
Starting Zone: Yelesna
Started by: Orton
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Herb Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Traveler's Prayer

Duration: 1-2 minutes
Starting Zone: The Hog's Head
Started by: Pilgrim's Letter
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Elixirs from chest
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Unyielding Flesh

Duration: 4-5 minutes
Starting Zone: Yelesna
Started by: Krystyna
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Blood-Barbed Blade
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Shattered Tribute

Duration: 4-5 minutes
Starting Zone: Bear Tribe Refuge
Start: Sena
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: Hoarfrost Demise
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Leather Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

The Beast's Challenge

Duration: 2 minutes
Starting Zone: Bear Tribe Refuge
Started by: Greganoch
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Salvage Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Gold Well Spent

Duration: 2 minutes
Starting Zone: Menestad
Started by: Meros
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Gem Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Cutting the Risk

Duration: 30-45 seconds
Starting Zone: Trench-Foot Trails
Started by: Samuel's Journal
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Salvage Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

The Sealed Door

Duration: 2 minutes
Starting Zone: Kyovashad
Started by: Strange Beggar
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Leather Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Cries of Innocence

Duration: 2-5 minutes
Starting Zone: Olyam Trundra
Started by: Vendral Trost
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: Black Asylum
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item:
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Secret of the Spring

Duration: 30-45 seconds
Starting Zone: Kylsik Plateau
Started by: Discarded Note
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards
Renown: No
Item: No
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Malady of the Soul

Duration: 2 minutes
Starting Zone: Kyovashad
Started by: Sister Octavia
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: Yes - Start
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: No
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Depths of Despair

Duration: 5-6 minutes
Starting Zone: Kyovashad
Started by: Sister Octavia
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: Yes - Previous: Malady of the Soul
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: Elixir Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Faith in Blood

Duration: 3 minutes
Starting Zone: Petr
Started by: Kyovashad
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: Yes - Previous: Depths of Despair
Rewards
Renown: Yes
Item: No
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Hammer of the Grizzly

Duration: 7-8 minutes
Starting Zone: Bear Tribe Refuge
Started by: Greganoch
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: Rimescar Cavern
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards:
Renown: yes
Item: Work
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Call of the Ancients

Duration: (unsure)
Starting Zone: Bear Tribe Refuge
Started by: Glous
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: Yes - Previous: Hammer of the Grizzly
Rewards:
Renown: yes
Item: (unsure)
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Gory Display

Duration: 30-45 seconds
Starting Zone: Olyam Tundra
Start: Ice Clan Impaler - Pick Medallion of the Bear
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards:
Renown: yes
Item: Herb Cache
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Sight to Madness

Duration: 2-3 minutes
Starting Zone: Kyovashad
Started by: Vilek
Requires Stronghold Unlocked: No
Requires Dungeon: No
Quest-Chain: No
Rewards:
Renown: yes
Item: No
Gold: Depends on Character Level
Experience: Depends on Character Level

Summary

  • Side Quests are a great way to complete your Renown. If this is your goal, focus on the short ones.
  • They tell little stories about the world of Sanctuary and its inhabitants.
  • The duration of Quests can vary between 20 seconds and 5 minutes each. Quest chains take around 15 minutes.
  • Experience and Gold are always rewards that you'll receive. In most cases, you also get an item or a cache of goodies.

Credits

Written by Teo1904
Reviewed by wudijo

Changelog

Dec 7th 2022
Article created from the Press Preview Access of Diablo 4.