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In general, Blizzard wants to make it clear that this is a beta and that means various aspects likely won’t work properly, or at all. The game will break, servers will melt. This is all part of the process and while it might be annoying, Blizzard says these betas are “incredibly useful” for the team working on the game.


“They allow us to test things at a scale that we cannot test on our own, like server capacity, class balance, usability, accessibility, etc.,” said Fletcher. “This information is invaluable, ensuring that your experience at launch is as smooth as it can be.”

You can download the Diablo IV open beta now, before the servers go live tomorrow, March 24. Meanwhile, the full game is still a few months out. It doesn’t launch until June 6.