One of the most exciting aspects of Diablo 4 is the Early Access Beta and Open Beta releases, which will give players a chance to experience the game before its official launch. In this article, we will cover the Early Access Beta and Open Beta release dates, schedule, and how to join.
Diablo 4 Early Access Beta Release Date
Gamers worldwide have been eagerly anticipating Diablo 4, an upcoming action role-playing video game. The game takes place in a dark and ominous world filled with demonic creatures, and players must fight their way through hordes of enemies to save humanity.
- Initially, the Diablo 4 Early Access Beta will be released on Friday, March 17th, 2023, at 9 am PT, 12 pm ET, 4 pm GMT, and 5 pm CEST.
- The Early Access Beta will be available for just two days and will close on Sunday, March 19th, 2023, at 12 pm PT, 3 pm ET, 7 pm GMT, and 8 pm CEST.
Diablo 4 Open Beta Release Date
- The Diablo 4 Open Beta will be released on Friday, March 24th, 2023, at 9 am PT, 12 pm ET, 4 pm GMT, and 5 pm CEST.
- Like the Early Access Beta, the Open Beta will be available for two days and will close on Sunday, March 26th, 2023, at 12 pm PT, 3 pm ET, 7 pm GMT, and 8 pm CEST.
It’s essential to note that players’ progress will carry over from the Early Access Beta to the Open Beta, but no progress will be carried over to the final release of the game.
What are the steps to gain access to the early beta of Diablo 4?
If you pre-ordered any version of Diablo 4, you will be able to take part in the Early Access Beta. To join the Early Access Beta, follow these steps:
- PC: Launch the Battle.net client and install Diablo 4 if it is not already in your favorites bar. Once installed, click Play to launch.
- Xbox: Launch the Xbox Store > Diablo 4 Open Beta. Download.
- PlayStation: Open PlayStation Store > Diablo 4 Open Beta. Download.
If you have a Diablo 4 beta code, go to diablo.com/beta, log in or create your Battle.net account, enter your code, select your gaming platform and region (if applicable), and click the Redeem button.
The system will then immediately grant access to your account on PC, and you will receive a platform-specific code via email to download the beta closer to the start of early access on consoles.
How to Pre-Load the Diablo 4 Beta
To participate in the beta as soon as it launches, you have the option to pre-load it. Pre-loading is available for the:
- Early Access Beta begins on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, at 9 am PT, 12 pm ET, 4 pm GMT, and 5 pm CEST.
- Pre-loading for the Open Beta begins on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, at 9 am PT, 12 pm ET, 4 pm GMT, and 5 pm CEST.
Diablo 4 Beta Online Requirements
- In most regions, playing the beta on consoles does not require an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription. However, ratings requirements in Germany will necessitate a PlayStation Plus subscription to play the beta.
After its release in June, playing the full game’s online features in Diablo 4 will require an active subscription.
- For PC players, an internet connection will be required to play the Diablo 4 Beta. The recommended internet speed for optimal gameplay experience is at least 5Mbps.
Lastly, in terms of hardware requirements, Blizzard has not yet released the official system requirements for the Diablo 4 Beta. However, it’s safe to assume that the minimum requirements will be similar to those of the previous Diablo game, Diablo III.
The Diablo 4 Early Access Beta and Open Beta releases are exciting opportunities for players to experience the game before its official launch. The Early Access Beta for Diablo 4 is then scheduled to debut on March 17th, 2023, followed by the Open Beta on March 24th, 2023. This provides gamers with a narrow time frame to explore the game and experience its features.
If you pre-purchased Diablo 4, you can participate in the Early Access Beta by following the instructions given, and pre-loading will be available starting March 15th, 2023, for Early Access and March 22nd, 2023, for the Open Beta.
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