Diablo 4 is one of the most anticipated games of 2023, and fans of the action RPG series will soon get a chance to try it out before its official release on June 6. Blizzard Entertainment has announced two beta periods for Diablo 4, one for early access and one for open access. Here’s everything you need to know about the Diablo 4 beta, including how to join, what to expect, and what rewards you can earn.
How to join the Diablo 4 beta?
The first beta period is an early access weekend that runs from March 17-19. This is only available for those who preordered Diablo 4 or bought a qualifying chicken sandwich at KFC (yes, really). If you preordered a physical version at a retailer, you should have received a beta code by email. If you pre-purchased the game digitally, you don’t need a code and can just download the beta on your chosen platform.
To redeem your code, you need to have a Battle.net account and follow these steps:
- Go to [the Diablo beta website](https://diablo4.blizzard.com/en-us/beta)
- Log in or create a Battle.net account
- Enter your code and select your gaming platform from the drop-down menu
- A success page will confirm that your code was valid and access will be added to your account on PC
- For console players, a platform-specific code to download the beta will be emailed to the address linked to your Battle.net account closer to the start of the early access weekend
The second beta period is an open weekend that runs from March 24-26. This is available for anyone who has a supported platform (PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) and an internet connection. You don’t need a code or a preorder to join this one. You just need to download the beta from your platform’s store when it becomes available.
For both sets of dates, the beta will kick off at 9 AM PT / noon ET and run until noon PT / 3 PM ET on the ending date.
What to expect from the Diablo 4 beta?
The Diablo 4 beta will let you experience some of the early game content of Diablo 4, including:
- The prologue and Act 1 of the campaign
- The first zone: Fractured Peaks
- Four-player co-op mode
- World bosses: limited-time events where you can team up with other players to fight massive demons
- Five classes: Sorcerer, Rogue, Barbarian (in early access), Druid and Paladin (in open access)
You’ll be able to level up your character up to level 25 during the beta, but keep in mind that your progress won’t carry over to the full game when it launches later this year.
What rewards can you earn from the Diablo 4 beta
Playing the Diablo 4 beta won’t only give you a taste of what’s coming in June; it will also reward you with some exclusive goodies that you can use in other Blizzard games. Here’s what you can get:
- Reach level 20 during either weekend: Beta Wolf Pack pet for Diablo IV (a cute wolf companion that follows you around)
- Preorder any edition of Diablo IV: Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet for Diablo III (a pair of angelic wings and an adorable fish creature), Amalgam of Rage Mount for World of Warcraft (a fiery horse), Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set for Diablo Immortal (a dark-themed outfit)
- Preorder Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Editions: Up to four days Early Access at launch (get ahead of everyone else), Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock for Diablo IV (get access to exclusive seasonal rewards), Temptation Mount for Diablo IV (a demonic steed), Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor for Diablo IV (a spiky armor set for your mount), Wings of The Creator Emote for Diablo IV (show off your divine side)
That’s all you need to know about the Diablo 4 beta. Are you excited to play it? Let us know in the comments below!
Also read: Questions about Credit Suisse