Blizzard just announced that it’ll be opening the realms of Diablo III to the public from Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. (PDT), until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. (PDT). Converted, that’s Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. up until Tuesday, April 24 at 1:00 a.m.
Here are the steps you need in order to play:
- Log in or create a Battle.net account at http://www.battle.net
- Create your BattleTagâ„¢ https://www.battle.net/account/management/battletag-create.html
- Download the game client (as early as now) and play between April 21 at 3:00 p.m. until April 24 at 1:00 a.m. (Philippine Time) https://us.battle.net/account/download/index.xml
This open beta weekend allows you to play all 5 classes of Diablo III up to level 13 only.
Here are some FAQs from Battle.net’s website:
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 forums and will not be provided Beta Bucks for use in testing the currency-based auction house.
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 the Technical Support or Mac Technical Support forums if you’re having any issues running the game, and checking the Known Issues list if you’re running into a bug. As a stress test participant you will not be able to post in the beta forums.
Start downloading now so you could have a glimpse in the world of Diablo III prior to its launch on May 15.