Diablo Immortal cannot be played offline. Even if you don't intend to play cooperatively with a friend, you still need to be online and connected to a server to play Diablo Immortal. The following guide will explain everything you need to know about modifying servers and how to check server status in Diablo Immortal.
Due to the online nature of the game, it becomes important to select the right server to play on for the lowest possible latency / ping. It should also be noted that your characters are connected to the servers on which they were created. If you switch servers later, you will need to create a new character.
The first step in changing a server in Diablo Immortal is to visit the main menu and choose a currently available server from the Server Settings option.
If you are playing as a beginner, you may find pre-selected servers in the list of available servers. However, if you are not a beginner, you will have already selected the previously played servers.
Also, you can tap on the selected region to open a list of additional servers available to choose from as per your desire. This server list is made up of all accessible servers, including any you have chosen. This list is divided into subsections with the first section dedicated to the area which is then further divided into regions.
In addition to that, players can also search for particular servers simply by using the search bar at the top of the server list located in the right corner.
To avoid any kind of performance issues, the best servers to select in Diablo Immortal are the ones available in your region.
Playing in your region guarantees the lowest ping, which means your game will be more responsive and there will be less lag. Otherwise, playing with high pings risks slowing down the game during heated skirmishes that could lead to the death of your character.
If you want to play with friends, you must first confirm their region and their servers before creating your character. If you later decide to switch regions and servers to join your friends, you'll have to start over. All characters created on your previous server will be lost unless you come back to continue playing.
This is because Diablo Immortal does not support cross-region or cross-server play. The game also doesn't allow you to transfer characters between servers. So, all progress, equipment, achievements and the like are tied to the server where the character is created.
The easiest way to check server status in Diablo Immortal is to open the Blizzard forums. If a server is down for maintenance, there will be an announcement or update there.
However, the fastest way is through Twitter. There are official Diablo Immortal Twitter accounts for each region. If you are from North America, for example, you can follow the North American Twitter account to stay up to date on the status of your server.