PVP or Player vs Player in Diablo 4 refers to the mechanics involving fighting other players in the world of Sanctuary. This page covers Diablo 4 PvP mechanics and guidelines for those who wish to engage in combat with other players.
Diablo 4 PvP Guide
Fields of Hatred
Fields of Hatred are special PvP areas in Diablo 4. The Fields are found in the open-world. Players can enter these areas at will, where they will be able to engage in PvP against other players. Players can also collect Shards of Hatred in these zones, from defeating other players, as well as killing monsters in the zone. Special merchants are found in the Fields where players can spend their shards.
Killing other players and collects shards will infuse you with the Curse of Mephisto, and eventually become a Vessel of Hatred. When this happens, every players within a large radius will be made aware of the player on their map. Killing a Vessel of Hatred gives a bonus. If the Vessel stays alive within the area, they get a large bonus at the end of the event.
The Seeds of Hatred you collected from killing monsters and other players can be smashed into Red Dust at Altar of Extraction. The Red Dust won't be lost even if you get killed in the area, unlike the Seeds.
PvP Damage Reduction (93.0%)
- Inherent damage reduction granted against other Players in PvP.
- Stacks with all other sources of Damage Reduction.
Armor Contribution (65.0%)
- The inherent percentage that Armor contributes to your base damage reduction against non-Physical attacks in PvP.
- The remaining damage reduction is determined by your appropriate Elemental resistance.