Diablo 4 Open Beta Dates, Plus How to Get Early Access Story-level
The official launch of devil 4 June 6th is still a few months away, but players will be able to preview the battle against Lilith’s minions for two Open beta on weekends in March. Let’s talk about what you need to do to access open betas and when they will happen.
Diablo 4 Early Access and Open Beta Dates
devil 4 will run two open beta periods in March 2023 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S and X:
- The first is for anyone who has pre-ordered the game. That Early Access weekend runs from March 17 at 12 p.m. EDT and runs to March 20 at 3 p.m. EDT.
- The following weekend, from March 24 at 12 p.m. EDT to March 27 at 3 p.m. EDTthe open beta will be available to everyone.
How to Access the Diablo 4 Open Beta
For everyone, both Open Betas will require you to log in with your Battle.net account, so you’ll need one of those if you don’t already have one.
If you pre-ordered the game digitally, you should (according to Blizzard) get access to the open beta automatically on whatever platform you purchased the game for.
If you pre-ordered the game elsewhere, you must have an early access code. For that, you will have to do some additional steps. login in battle.net with your account, enter your early access code and choose your platform. On PC, that’s all you need to do: you’ll be able to access the Open Beta on March 17. On PlayStation or Xbox, you will receive an email shortly before the Open Beta with another code to redeem at the game station or the Xbox store which will allow you to download the beta version.
What’s in the Diablo 4 Open Beta
The early access and open beta will give players access to the prologue and the entire first act in a region called Fractured Peaks. There will also be a world boss available to battle at “select times” throughout both weekends. These are very tough bosses that will require multiple players to work together to defeat them.
There will be two options to cooperate during the open beta. You can do two-player couch co-op or four-player online co-op. For couch co-op during Early Access weekend, only one player needs to have pre-ordered (but both need Battle.net accounts linked to accounts on whatever platform you’re playing on). For online co-op during the Early Access weekend, all four people will need to have pre-ordered.
During the Early Access weekend, your character will be limited to three of the five classes in the full game: Barbarian, Rogue, and Sorcerer. The final two classes, Druid and Necromancer, will be unlocked during the Open Beta weekend. Your characters are capped at level 25, but you can create up to 10 characters per Battle.net account.
Progress will carry over from Early Access weekend to Open Beta weekend, but progress will not carry over to the full game; in fact, the characters will be removed after the open beta ends.
However, there are three Open Beta rewards that will carry over when the full game launches on June 6. Are:
- Initial claim title: Gained upon reaching Kyovashad with a character.
- Early Voyager titles: Obtained by reaching level 20 on a character.
- Beta Wolf Pack cosmetic item: Obtained by reaching level 20 on a character.
Update (February 28): This article has been updated to include information on timing, co-op functionality, and cumulative rewards.