Diablo 4 Open Beta Dates and Start Time; How to Play the Beta on PC

Years ago, Blizzard Entertainment released an isometric ARPG called Diablo that rocked that gaming world and managed to spawn sequels. With Diablo 4 preparing for its battle against Lilith, Blizzard is allowing passionate players to get a glimpse of the title through an open beta test. While pre-order owners and KFC enjoyers already got a chance to test the game last week, everyone else can try it out this weekend. So if you are eager for some action, here is some essential information to access the Diablo 4 open beta.

Last week’s early access test, which was exclusive to pre-order owners and KFC chicken enjoyers, gave everyone a glimpse at the beautiful world that Diablo 4 is carving for itself. Filled with sufficient content for players to get a taste of what to get, it was not open for everyone. Fortunately, this week’s open beta test aims to include everyone from everywhere to enjoy their stay at Diablo 4 for a couple of days.

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Diablo 4 Open Beta Start Time and End Date

Blizzard will open the gates for the game to the larger gaming audience over this weekend. The Diablo 4 open beta test is scheduled to take place this weekend, starting on March 24 at 9:00 AM PDT (4:00 PM GMT or 9:30 PM IST). The beta test will run until March 26 at 12 AM PDT (7:00 PM GMT or 12:30 AM IST).

During the open beta, anyone with a Battle.Net account can download and try a portion of the upcoming Diablo 4 game free of cost. You don’t need an access code or limited time key to play the Diablo 4 open beta. Moreover, the open beta will be available to play on supported platforms, including Windows PC, Xbox Series X/ S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 (with Discord now available on the console), and PlayStation 4.

However, keep in mind that the queue timings will be tiresome, as the previous beta test for the game had long queue times. Hence, do not feel disheartened if you can’t defeat the queue right away. Stay patient, as you will be able to try out the game over the weekend.

How to Download and Play Diablo 4 Beta on PC

The pre-install for the Diablo 4 beta already started on 22nd March. That way, users can pre-install the game and prepare for beta access without worrying about downloading the game files at the last moment. To download Diablo 4 and beta test the game on a PC, follow the following steps.

  • Next, select the “Battle.Net” option on the website. Doing so will download the Battle.net client. On PC, the beta is only available via Blizzard’s official client.
  • Then, install the Battle.net client using the file we downloaded in the previous step. After installing the client, make sure you have a Blizzard account to log into the client. Make one from the official website if you don’t.
  • A pop-up will then show up telling you to download the Diablo 4 game. Click on it to go to the game page.
  • On the game page, click the dropdown button above the big blue “Install” button on the bottom left. Here, select the Diablo IV-Beta option, and download the game.
  • Select a location to download the open beta and install the game by clicking the “Start Install” button. That’s all.
  • In case you accidentally skip the pop-up, follow these steps. Click on the “All Games” tab on the top-left. This will show every game downloadable and purchasable from Blizzard.
  • Then, move to the “All Games” option from the left sidebar and click on Diablo 4 to go to the game page. After that, follow the steps above to successfully download the game and play the open beta.

What All Features Are Accessible In Diablo 4 Beta

During the Diablo 4 open beta test, all players will get access to the following features of the game:

  • Test out all five Diablo 4 classes – Barbarian Rogue, Sorcerer, Druid, and Necromancer.
  • You can create up to 10 character profiles on a single account, which can be leveled up to Level 25.
  • As for the campaign, you will be able to play the prologue and Act 1 of Diablo 4 during the beta test. This includes boss fights, full-class access, customization, and access to the skill tree.
  • You can explore the first zone in its entirety, called Fractured Peaks.
  • Moreover, the beta access also supports online four-player couch co-op.

Keep in mind that there is no progression carryover when the main game launches and your characters will be deleted once the open beta comes to a close. Finally, completing the open beta test will reward Diablo 4 players with certain rewards, which are as under:

  • An “Initial Casualty” title for those that reach Kyovashad in the beta.
  • An “Early Voyager” title for those reaching Level 20 in the beta.
  • The “Beta Wolf Pack” cosmetic, a decorative item your character can wear on their back, is also rewarded to players reaching level 20.

Diablo 4 PC System Requirements

For those wondering whether your PC will be able to run the game or now, following are the PC system requirements for the Diablo 4 open beta:

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8100
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 45 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD R3-1300X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 45 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection

So this article should help you to learn about the essential steps necessary to prepare yourself for the Diablo 4 open beta. If reports from last week are anything to go by, the upcoming ARPG is shaping up to be a stupendous follow-up to the series that started it all. Are you excited to jump into hell with Diablo 4? Let us know in the comments below.

Comments 2
  • AR says:

    GOT AN RTX 3080 TI? MAYBE SKIP THAT DIABLO IV DEMO……. Multiple PC users are reporting that their expensive NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti video cards had bricked while playing the recent Diablo IV early access beta test.

  • Frank says:

    The only option there is the pre order button no download option

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