The battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells continues. During the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, a new trailer chock full of gameplay was released. It's sure to delight Diablo fans, as Diablo Immortal was met with conflicting reactions from fans and critics alike. With a new Diablo comes a new beta. Here's how to get in.
Blizzard is holding two early access periods for Diablo IV. One will be available to all players, while one is only accessible to players who pre-order the game. You will need a Blizzard account to join. Here is how to get into the Diablo IV open beta early access.
How to play Diablo IV in early access
If you pre-order any edition of Diablo IV, you can play in the early access period. This is between March 17, 2023, and March 20, 2023. If you do not pre-order Diablo IV, you cannot join the early access open beta. This is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
If you pre-order on PC through the Battle.net store, you are good to go. Those who pre-order on another console will receive an email containing your early access code. Redeem this when the early access period begins to jump into Sanctuary.
How to join the Diablo IV open beta
After the early access period, the true open beta for Diablo IV begins. This is from March 24, 2023, until March 27, 2023. Log into your Battle.net account and search for Diablo IV when the open beta goes live. Download the beta client and launch the title when the beta begins.
Does progress from the Diablo IV beta carry over?
The answer is no—at the end of the beta, your progress will reset and will not carry over. The open beta and early access period will let you play through the prologue and act 1. You can explore the Fractured Peaks, the first zone, as much as you please. During the beta, you can reach level 25, but you can continue playing past this.
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