Blizzard has announced plans for Diablo 4’s third testing weekend, which will stress-test the servers ahead of the ARPG’s early June release. Diablo 4 has held two betas so far, but players are hungry for more. Blizzard decided that the excitement for more Diablo 4s aligned with the development team’s need for more data. It even confirmed some special loot for Diablo 4 players willing to test the game again before launch.
The two beta tests for Diablo 4 are now over. The first beta, which took place March 17-19, offered early access to the Diablo 4 beta to players who pre-ordered the game or obtained a key through a promotion. Only three of the five classes were available in the early access beta, with the last two unlocked for Diablo 4’s public beta. The public beta runs from March 24-26 and is available to anyone interested in playing the game on all supported platforms.
Diablo 4’s third beta will pick up where the public beta left off. It will contain everything from the open beta, including the full Fractured Peaks area, the first act of the Diablo 4 story, and progression from level 1 to level 20. All five classes will be available, including Necromancer and Druid, and the world boss Ashava can be fought every three hours. The May Diablo 4 beta will run for 48 hours from May 12 at 9:00AM PDT to May 14 at 9:00AM PDT.
To make beta participation more attractive, Blizzard is bringing back some rewards and adding a new one. Upon reaching level 20, players will receive two titles and an exclusive Beta pack appearance. A new appearance added for the May beta is a trophy that can be attached to a mount. Reach level 20 and defeat the Ashava World Boss to earn Ashava’s Mountain Scream Trophy.
Like previous betas, the Diablo 4 beta in May is focused on Blizzard. This is an official server stress test, meaning that Blizzard wants as many players as possible to be online at the same time. This could mean crashed servers, potentially long queues, and a potentially worse gaming experience overall. In previous betas, Blizzard would quickly make improvements after any issues arose. This is expected to remain unchanged in the May beta.
Blizzard also confirmed that the May beta will be based on the Diablo 4 release. It will incorporate all changes made based on feedback from the first two betas. This also means that there will be no major changes between the May beta and the release of Diablo 4. After all, Diablo 4 already has gold. Any further necessary changes must be made after publication. This may be the last chance Diablo 4 players will have to try out the game before release. Hopefully fans will make the most of it.
Diablo 4 launches June 6 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.