Diablo 4: Keeping The Old Traditions [Walkthrough]

Learn how to unlock and complete the Keeping Old Traditions side quest in Diablo 4.

Diablo 4’s Keeping the Old Traditions is a cryptic side quest that, despite its mystery, offers substantial rewards like gold, renown, and experience. It embodies the game’s intricate narrative design and encourages players to engage with less straightforward tasks, enriching their gaming experience through added complexity and intrigue.

Key Takeaways
  • Diablo 4 Keeping Old Traditions quest is in the Dry Steppes Zone.
  • You will get gold, renown, and experience as rewards for completing this quest.
  • The start location of the quest is in the Untamed Scarps.
  • Keeping Old Traditions quest is given by “Lonely Offering.

How To Unlock Keeping Old Traditions?

To unlock the Keeping Old Traditions quest, here are the steps I followed:

  1. First, travel to the Dry Steppes Zone. The closest waypoints you can use for fast travel are Jirandai and Qara Yisu. 
  2. Navigate to the Lonely Offering statue in the Valley of Strayed area. You can find this statue in the area marked in a red circle on the map.
    • Lonely Offering is a book lying on the ground at the marked location. Interacting with it will bring up the message, “Though timeworn, you endure. Before your colorful kin, I say: Yes, I keep our traditions!”
  3. Interact with Lonely Offering and you will be prompted to prove you are keeping the old traditions.
Quest Map Location Keeping Old Traditions
Map Location for Lonely Offering (Image by eXputer)

Keeping Old Traditions Quest Walkthrough

Emote Wheel for Keeping the Old Traditions
Emotes, Diablo 4 (Image by eXputer)
  1. Once you have the quest unlocked, you need to do the following to complete it.
  2. Firstly, you will have to equip the “Yes” emote in your emote wheel.
  3. To equip the emote, press E if you’re on a keyboard or Up if you are on a controller.
  4. Select the “Customize” option.
  5. You will find an emote labeled “Yes” in the list of available emotes, simply assign that to your active emote wheel.
  6. After that, navigate to the statue located a little west of your position.
  7. Once you are in front of the statue, use the “Yes” emote and a hidden chest will appear.
  8. Interact with the beast and you will get 1,120 gold, 3,992 experience, and Renown.

Possible Quest Bug 

There is a reported bug by some players stating that they can’t access the quest at certain periods. Based on my gameplay experience, I’ve encountered no such bugs. However, if you can’t start the quest, make sure you fulfill one of the following requirements.

  • You should be level 35, the recommended level for the region this quest is in.
  • If you are running an older version of the game, try to access the quest during the night.


That concludes my guide to unlocking and completing Diablo 4 Keeping The Old Traditions side quest. It’s one of the most confusing and abstract quests but very well worth it granted how little work you have to do for a hefty reward.


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