How to play the Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha this weekend

Blizzard has announced that a Technical Alpha for Diablo 2: Resurrected will be held this weekend. The alpha will run from Friday, April 9 through Monday, April 12 and will be available for a limited number of players who opt-in on PC.

So, obviously, the question is how do you sign up to participate? It’s quite simple, actually!

To get the chance to play the Technical Alpha, head to Blizzard’s site and click the “opt-in” button. Just log in with your Blizzard account and you’re all good to go. You’ll probably also want to check the minimum and recommended system requirements.

Invitations for those accepted into the Technical Alpha will be sent out in waves starting at 7:00 a.m. PT on Friday. If you don’t get in, there’s still another chance as Blizzard confirmed this is only the first test and there will be at least one more test in the future.

And while it may be disappointing to not be able to play, you’ll at least be able to enjoy some brand new footage and impressions as there is no NDA. Everyone is able to capture, record and stream the game.

It’s worth pointing out that this will be a limited experience of the game. Only three classes and Acts I and II are playable. Old in-game cinematics are also being used as a placeholder as the updated cinematics are still in development. The Technical Alpha will also only be single-player. Although an internet connection will be required to play the Technical Alpha, the full game will permit offline play in single-player mode.

The Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha this weekend is only available on PC but Blizzard says consoles will be included in a future play test. Diablo 2: Resurrected has been announced for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. All progression made in the Technical Alpha will be wiped ahead of any future tests and the game’s launch.

Announced last month during BlizzCon, Diablo 2: Resurrected is a complete and faithful remaster of one of the most beloved action-RPG, dungeon-crawlers.  Updated visuals and cinematics and modernized gameplay are the highlights of this remaster which will be delivered in up to 4K resolution. Diablo 2: Resurrected does not yet have a release date but is expected to arrive in 2021. The beginning of Alpha and Beta testing is a good indication that the game could launch later this year.