Diablo 4 Queued for Game — Start Game Pending Explained: Is There a Fix?

Wondering what queued for game — start game pending means? Here's the answer and if there's a fix.

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What does Diablo 4 queued for game — start game pending mean? If you’ve tried to hop into early access or right at launch, it’s possible that you’ve run into this message. Like many other messages that may pop up while you’re trying to get into Sanctuary and start killing demons, this one doesn’t have an explanation. However, unlike some others, it’s not an error. Here’s what queued for game — start game pending means in Diablo 4.

What is Queued For Game — Start Game Pending in Diablo 4? Answered

The short explanation is the best explanation. Queued for game — start game pending simply means you’re in the queue to enter Sanctuary. If you’re met with the message, it means there are other players in line ahead of you. Waiting is your best option.

That’s because the queued for game — start game pending message comes and goes. You won’t run into it every time you try to log in, and you won’t run into it for the same period of time.

When it appears, the Diablo 4 servers are full with players trying to log in and get in-game simultaneously. It’s not the worst roadblock to hit when playing D4 at launch, even if it is frustrating. Many players on PC, PS5, and Xbox can’t get into the game at all, running into error codes like 34202, 300008, and 315306 that kick them or force them to restart the game.

How Long are Diablo 4 Queue Times?

Typically, Diablo 4 queue times have been very short at launch. You’ll only have to wait a few minutes before you can start playing. While beta wait times could be upwards of a few hours, it seems as if wait times are now significantly shorter. Several GameSkinny writers have reported waiting only a few minutes, with the longest waiting 20 minutes to load in.

Is There a Fix for the D4 Queued For Game — Start Game Pending Error?

Since it’s technically not an error, there’s no true fix for the Diablo 4 queued for game issue. You could try restarting the game and/or Battle.net, or you could restart your computer. It’s always a good idea to check your internet connection and router to make sure it’s not a problem on your end. But the best thing to do is wait it out — if you leave or lose connection, you’ll start at the back of the queue when you get back.

That’s Diablo 4 queued for game — start game pending explained. For more tips, tricks, and help articles on the sprawling, dangerous world of Sanctuary, head over to our D4 guides page.

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Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.