Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Cross Saves

By Jonathan Barnes, 2 years ago
When news of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition broke back in May, several outlets reported that saves on the Xbox 360 version of the game would be able to be cross-gen transferred up to the new Xbox One version. In a statement released on Battle.net, Blizzard is taking that announcement one step further by revealing that the Ultimate Evil Edition will not only transfer cross-gen saves, but also cross-platform.

As of today, "cross-brand" and "cross-generational" transfers have been enabled for Diablo III on supported PlayStation® and Xbox® platforms. These transfers will allow players to export their save data from Diablo III on the PS3™ and Xbox 360™ and import it to Ultimate Evil Edition on the PS4™ or Xbox One™.
You read that right, gamers, if you started the latest journey through Sanctuary on PS3 and have "seen the light" for an Xbox One, that sweet Demon Hunter can come with you. Conversely, if you were one of the gamers who played their Monk on an Xbox 360 and are now joining us over at TrueTrophies with your shiny new PS4, your holiest of holies can now come along for the ride. Here are the details.

For Current Gen Transfers (360-360/PS3-PS3)
If you will be playing Ultimate Evil Edition on the same console on which you are currently playing Diablo III, follow the steps below to transfer your data.

Step 1: Insert your Ultimate Evil Edition disc or launch the digital version of the game.

Success! The game will automatically check for a cloud save or local save on the system and load it, if one exists. (Note: If you are using online storage for PS3, please be sure to download your saved data first.)
For Cross-Gen Transfers (PS3-PS4/360-XB1)
If you will be playing Ultimate Evil Edition on a different console (same brand, different generation), follow the steps below to transfer your data.

Exporting Your Save from Diablo III:

Step 1: Insert your original Diablo III disc or launch the digital version of the game.
Step 2: Download and install patch 1.0.3 for Diablo III.
Step 3: Log in to your Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) or Xbox Live (XBL) account.
Step 4: Proceed to the main menu. Navigate to "More" > "Export Save."
Step 5: Confirm this selection and proceed through any prompts that appear.

Success! You've exported your save data.

Importing Your Save to Ultimate Evil Edition:

Step 1: Log in to the same SEN or XBLaccount from which you exported your save.
Step 2: Insert your Ultimate Evil Edition disc or launch the digital version of the game.

Success! The game will now automatically check our servers for exported save data and load it on your new platform.

Manually Importing a Save:

If you launched Ultimate Evil Edition on a new platform before you exported your save, you will need to import your save manually. To manually import a save, follow these steps:

Step 1: Insert your Ultimate Evil Edition disc or launch the digital version of the game.
Step 2: Log in to your Sony Entertainment Network or Xbox Live account.
Step 3: Proceed to the main menu. Navigate to "More" > "Export Save."
Step 4: Confirm this selection and proceed through any prompts that appear.

Success! You've imported your save. (Note: Manually importing a save will overwrite any existing Ultimate Evil Edition save data currently on your system.)
For Cross-Gen & Cross-Brand Transfers (PS3-XB1/360-PS4)
If you will be playing Ultimate Evil Edition on a different console (different brand, different generation), follow the steps below to transfer your data.

Linking Your Sony Entertainment Network and Xbox Live Accounts:

Step 1: Create an SEN and XBL account, if you don't already have both.
Step 2: Visit http://battle.net/playstation.
Step 3: Log in to Battle.net with your account, or create a new Battle.net account.
Step 4: Press "Continue." You will be redirected to Sony.
Step 5: Log in to your SEN account you'll be importing a save from (or exporting a save to).
Step 6: Using the same browser, visit http://battle.net/xbox.
Step 7: Press "Continue." You will be redirected to Microsoft.
Step 8: Log in to the XBL account you’ll be importing a save from (or exporting a save to).

Success! Your SEN and XBL accounts are now linked. You are now ready to import and export saves across brands and platform generations.

Exporting Your Save from Diablo III:

Step 1: Insert your original Diablo III disc or launch the digital version of the game.
Step 2: Download and install patch 1.0.3 for Diablo III.
Step 3: Log in to your Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) or Xbox Live (XBL) account.
Step 4: Proceed to the main menu. Navigate to "More" > "Export Save."
Step 5: Confirm this selection and proceed through any prompts that appear.

Success! You've exported your save data.

Importing Your Save to Ultimate Evil Edition:

Step 1: Log in to the same SEN or XBLaccount from which you exported your save.
Step 2: Insert your Ultimate Evil Edition disc or launch the digital version of the game.

Success! The game will now automatically check our servers for exported save data and load it on your new platform.

Manually Importing a Save:

If you launched Ultimate Evil Edition on a new platform before you exported your save, you will need to import your save manually. To manually import a save, follow these steps:

Step 1: Insert your Ultimate Evil Edition disc or launch the digital version of the game.
Step 2: Log in to your Sony Entertainment Network or Xbox Live account.
Step 3: Proceed to the main menu. Navigate to "More" > "Export Save."
Step 4: Confirm this selection and proceed through any prompts that appear.

Success! You've imported your save. (Note: Manually importing a save will overwrite any existing Ultimate Evil Edition save data currently on your system.)
There is a full list of FAQ's listed on Battle.net, but the one that is sure to interest our community is as follows.

Q. Will my Achievements and Trophies transfer from Diablo III to Ultimate Evil Edition?

No. Each version of Diablo III and Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition has its own set of Achievements and Trophies. When you upgrade from Diablo III to the Ultimate Evil Edition, you will find a whole new set of achievements and trophies to unlock.
That's right, hunters, Ultimate Evil Edition will officially be stackable!

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is set for an August 19th release on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.