Diablo IV’s open beta is coming, with the Early Access phase happening this weekend. Blizzard keeps releasing new details, including when you can start to preload the game, as well as some more stuff to know about the beta.
If you pre-ordered the game or you otherwise have access to the Early Access beta, then you can preload the game starting on Wednesday, March 15th at 9:00 AM PDT/ 12 PM EDT. If you are only playing in the public open beta the following weekend, your preload availability will start on Wednesday, March 22nd at the same time.
If you are participating in both weekends, you’ll only have to download it once. Console players outside of Germany won’t have to have Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscriptions to participate in the beta weekends. They wil be required after launch.
On March 17th, the official Diablo IV forums will open, including for beta discussion, bug reports, community interaction, and feedback.
Ahead of the full open beta next weekend, the Diablo IV team will host a community livestream starting at 11 AM PDT. Join the devs for an inside look, tips, and more to get the ball rolling on your demon-hunting and slaying adventures.
On March 18th at 10 AM, 12 PM,10 PM , and midnight PDT, you’ll be able to challenge the world boss Ashavain Fractured Peaks. There will be three more chances on March 25th during the general open beta, at those same times.
Even if you already started in the Early Access weekend, this will be a kickoff to another weekend of possible playtime,during which there will be another couple of classes–Druid and Necromancer–added to the three that will be available to try during Early Access beta. Those will beBarbarian, Rogue, and Sorcerer. Maybe you’ll start to feel the itch to create some alts. The beta weekends will allow up to 10 per account. These will all be deleted after beta ends, so it’s a chance to just try as much as you can.
Read all of the details, including the newly added info, over at Diablo IV.”
Blizzard has recently released new details on the open beta for Diablo IV, including the schedule for preloading the game, as well as some important information about the beta.
The Early Access phase of the beta will take place this weekend, with preloading available starting on Wednesday, March 15th at 9:00 AM PDT/ 12 PM EDT for those who have pre-ordered the game or have access to the Early Access beta. If you’re only playing in the public open beta the following weekend, preloading will be available on Wednesday, March 22nd at the same time.
Console players outside of Germany will not need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscriptions to participate in the beta weekends, although they will be required after the game’s launch.
The official Diablo IV forums will open on March 17th for beta discussion, bug reports, community interaction, and feedback. The Diablo IV team will also host a community livestream on March 19th starting at 11 AM PDT, offering an inside look, tips, and more to help players get started on their demon-hunting adventures.
On March 18th, players will have the opportunity to challenge the world boss Ashavain Fractured Peaks at 10 AM, 12 PM, 10 PM, and midnight PDT. There will be three more chances to do so on March 25th during the general open beta at the same times.
During the full open beta next weekend, players will have the chance to try out the Barbarian, Rogue, and Sorcerer classes, with the Druid and Necromancer classes being added later. Players will also be able to create up to 10 alts per account during the beta weekends, which will be deleted after the beta ends.
For more information, visit the Diablo IV website.