Blizzard has announced a third beta weekend for Diablo 4, aiming to stress test the ARPG’s servers before its early June release.
Two betas have taken place already, and players are eager for more. Blizzard has decided to capitalize on this enthusiasm by gathering additional data from the development team.
Special loot will be available for players who participate in one more test before the game’s launch.
Previous Beta Tests Overview
The first beta occurred between March 17 and 19, providing early access to Diablo 4 for those who pre-purchased the game or obtained a key through a promotion. Only three of the five classes were accessible during the early access beta.
The final two classes were unlocked during the open beta, which lasted from March 24 through 26.
Details of the Third Beta Test
The third beta will pick up where the open beta left off, featuring all content from the open beta. This includes the entire Fractured Peaks zone, Act 1 of the story, and progression from levels 1 through 20. All five classes will be available to players, and the World Boss Ashava can be battled every three hours.
The May Diablo 4 beta is scheduled to run from May 12 at 9:00 AM PDT through May 14 at 9:00 AM PDT.
Rewards for Beta Participants
Blizzard plans to offer rewards to encourage players to participate in the beta. Players who reach level 20 will earn two titles and an exclusive Beta Wolf Pack cosmetic.
The Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy, a new cosmetic item, can be attached to a mount and is earned by reaching level 20 and defeating the Ashava World Boss.
Stress Testing and Launch Version Information
The primary focus of the May Diablo 4 beta is server stress testing. This could lead to server crashes, lengthy queues, and a degraded gameplay experience. Blizzard has been quick to address issues in previous betas, and this pattern is expected to continue.
The May beta will be based on Diablo 4’s launch version, integrating changes made from feedback received during the previous two betas. No significant changes are planned between the May beta and the game’s launch. Diablo 4 has already gone gold, meaning any additional required changes will be made post-launch.
This beta may be the last opportunity for players to try the game before its official release.