Blizzard may have teased that it plans to hold another Diablo 4 beta test ahead of the game’s official release on June 6. The Diablo 4 open beta, held over two weekends in March, was the largest in the franchise’s history, racking up nearly 62 million hours played in just six days. Of the people who flocked to the action RPG’s long-awaited beta, 2.6 million reached at least level 20 and earned themselves a pack of coyotes.
Diablo 4 is now officially Gold, and fans of the award-winning series are patiently awaiting the game’s final release. But it’s been a long month and a half, and many have wondered what to do in the meantime other than replay Diablo 2 and 3 countless times.
On Twitter, a Diablo fan named littlelizzy86 declared that they were quitting and needed more time to play Diablo 4. The official Diablo account replied vaguely, “This can be arranged.” which of course immediately caught the attention of fans, who hoped the tweet was a hint that another Diablo might be planned before the game’s release. God 4 beta. However, it’s important to remember that in the past, Blizzard has made it clear that only two Diablo 4 beta tests are planned.
Aside from the overall success of the Diablo 4 beta and hype for the game, it provided Blizzard with useful player feedback that was later used to introduce some changes. First, the difficulty of some bosses has been adjusted to make them easier for melee players to deal with. Butcher, on the other hand, is now harder to knock down in world tier 3 and 4.
All of Diablo 4’s character classes have also been tweaked in a number of ways, covering everything from cooldowns, damage output, and mana cost adjustments, to even downsizing the brightness of minions summoned by necromancers. Dungeon layouts in Diablo 4 have also received some optimizations as a direct result of beta player feedback. Many people complained that the dungeon required too much backtracking and that the procedural generation created too much repetition. Not only did Blizzard respond to these issues, but they also redesigned some of the dungeon gameplay in general.
Considering all of these improvements to the game since the beta, it would be understandable if Blizzard did another test or two to make sure players were happy with the changes before Diablo 4’s official release. It would also be an ideal way to attract more potential players who might miss the first round.
Diablo 4 launches June 6 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.