Diablo 4: How to receive early access to open beta

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Diablo 4 is shaping up to be one of the biggest video game releases of 2023. The next installment in the franchise doesn’t release until June 6, but you can play the game a few months early thanks to two open beta weekends that Blizzard will be holding.

When is the open beta?

You can start playing Diablo 4 thanks to the open beta weekends as early as March 17. Blizzard will be holding two open beta weekends. The first weekend is early access to specific gamers and the second weekend is open to whoever wants to give the game a try.

The first weekend is the early access open beta weekend. This event will take place from March 17 through March 20, and will be specifically for those who have pre-ordered Diablo 4.

The second weekend will be more public, giving anyone the opportunity to download and play the open beta. This will take place the week after the first open beta beginning on March 24, and running through March 27.

How to access the open beta

Both open beta weekends are going to require you to go to Battle.net and log in to your account. If you pre-ordered Diablo 4 and are trying to get early access to the open beta, you will need to take the open beta code you received when pre-ordering the game and redeem it on Diablo’s website. When you reach the website, you will see a spot that says, “Redeem Code.” Once you have inputted your code, you will be asked to choose what platform you will be playing on. It is simple as that.

If you chose an Xbox or PlayStation console as your platform, you will be emailed a download code closer to the open beta date that can be used to download the Diablo 4 open beta. Pre-ordering Diablo 4 is the only way you are going to be granted early access to the beta.

If you haven’t pre-ordered Diablo 4 or do not plan on pre-ordering Diablo 4, you can wait till the weekend after. Weekend 2 will be for everyone to give the open beta a try. No pre-order, no strings attached.

What is included in the open beta?

The open beta is only going to give you a taste of what Diablo 4 will have to offer. You will be able to play the prologue and the entire first act of the game. This is the perfect amount offered for a beta as Diablo 4 is going to be a massive game and the true meat and potatoes will happen later on in the game. Blizzard isn’t going to spoil all the fun three months early.

You will be able to explore Fractured Peaks at free will and get to a max level cap of 25. There will be no shortage of loot to find, enemies to slay, and Quests to take on. You will have more than enough to accomplish in just two short weekends.

There is a bit of good news, and bad news with the open beta as well. The good news is that the progress that you make from the first beta weekend will transfer over to the second beta weekend, so you don’t have to start fresh. The bad news is that you will have to start fresh on June 6 when the game officially releases. No progress made in the open beta will transfer over to the full release of the game.

The open beta is a great opportunity to learn some of the new mechanics, get to play as some of the new characters, and try out some of the new weapons. This way on June 6, you will be prepared to breeze on through the first act of the game.

Are there any rewards for playing in the open beta?

Blizzard is offering a tiny incentive for giving the open beta a try. There will be three rewards that you can earn just by playing the beta.

  • “Initial Casualty” Title: Reach Kyovashad with one character.
  • “Early Voyager” Title: Reach Level 20 on one character.
  • Beta Wolf Pack Cosmetic Item: Reach Level 20 on one character.

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You might as well get the most out of the beta, so why not earn a few rewards along the way? If you are excited about Diablo 4 like many other gamers in the community, you are only a couple short weeks away from diving right back into one of Blizzard’s most popular video game franchises of all time.