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Diablo III Open Beta Starting Today

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Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to announce the Diablo III open beta weekend, which offers open access to all players with a validĀ Battle.netĀ account! Beginning this Friday everyone is invited to log in and help them put the game and servers through their paces in this three day stress test as we march toward the gameā€™s release on May 15. You canĀ begin downloading the Diablo III client right now.

From Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT you’ll be able to log in, team up with friends, and play each of the five heroic classes to level 13 as you fight to save the world from the impending demonic invasion.

FAQ

What stepsĀ do I need to take?

ā€¢ Log in or create aĀ Battle.netĀ account atĀ http://www.battle.net

ā€¢Ā Create your BattleTag, which is required to play Diablo III (What is BattleTag?)

ā€¢Ā Download the game client,Ā install, & play between 12:01 p.m. PDT April 20 and 10:00 a.m. PDT April 23

I don’t have aĀ Battle.netĀ account — can I still play?

Absolutely! Just visitĀ http://www.battle.netĀ to create a freeĀ Battle.netĀ account. Next, download the client fromĀ https://us.battle.net/account/download/index.xmlĀ and install it.Ā Create your BattleTag, and then log in to the game using yourBattle.netĀ account name (email address) and password to begin slaughtering the demonic hellspawn that dare stand in your way.

Are there any differences for stress test participants versus invited closed beta testers?

Stress test participants will only be able to access the beta between Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), and Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. In addition, stress test participants will not have access to post in the beta forumsand will not be provided Beta Bucks for use in testing the currency-based auction house.

Can all regions/countries participate?

Due to regional differences and features of the stress test client, Korean players will not be able to partake in the stress test weekend. However, beginning the week of April 23, we will be conductingĀ aĀ separate, invitation-only closed beta test that will give players in Korea a chance to try out the game, along with players in the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

What if the service is down/laggy/disconnecting me?

It’s very possible that players connecting to the stress test could experience issues with the service. While not ideal, this is exactly why we’re having a stress test. We want to catch and analyze as many bugs as possible during this stress test period, so that we can try to ensure a smooth launch on May 15.

I’m having an issue, how can I get help?

Due to the limited window of the stress test we encourage you to visit theĀ Technical SupportĀ orĀ Mac Technical SupportĀ forums if you’re having any issues running the game, and checking theĀ Known IssuesĀ list if you’re running into a bug. As a stress test participant you will not be able to post in the beta forums.

What platforms and languages do you support?

For the stress test we’re offering the client in English, French, and German for both Windows and Mac. At release the game will be fully localized into English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Italian, Polish, Korean, and Traditional Chinese for Windows, and English, French and German for Mac.

I’m an invited closed beta tester, what happens after the stress test weekend ends?

As an invited closed beta tester you’ll continue to have access until the beta ends on May 1.