Diablo 4 open beta date, plus how to get early access
The official release of Diablo 4 on June 6 It’s still a few months away, but players will be able to preview the battle against Lilith’s minions for two Beta opening weekend March. Let’s talk about what you need to do to access the Open Beta(s) and when they happen.
Diablo 4 Early Access and Open Beta Dates
Diablo 4 will run two Open Beta March 2023 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X:
- The first is for anyone who pre-orders the game. That Early Access weekend starts March 17 at 12pm EDT and run to March 20 at 3 p.m. EDT.
- Next weekend, from March 24 at 12 p.m. EDT ARRIVE March 27 at 3 p.m. EDTOpen Beta will be available to everyone.
How to access Diablo 4’s Open Beta
For everyone, both Open Betas will require you to sign in with your Battle.net account, so you’ll need one of those if you don’t already have one.
If you have pre-ordered the game digitally, you (according to Blizzard) automatically have access to the Open Beta on whichever platform you purchased the game from.
If you pre-order the game elsewhere, you’ll get an Early Access code. To do that, you’ll need to take some extra steps. Log into battle.net with your account, enter the 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’ll receive an email just before Open Beta with a different code to redeem on PC. . PlayStation or Xbox store will let you download the beta.
What’s in Diablo 4 Open Beta
Early Access and Open Beta will give players access to the prologue and full first action in an area called Fractured Peaks. There will also be a World Boss available to take on at “selected times” during both weekends. These are very difficult bosses that require many players to work together to take down.
There will be two co-op options during the Open Beta period. You can do two-player couch co-op or four-player online co-op. For the couch co-op during the Early Access weekend, only one player needs to pre-order (but both need a Battle.net account linked to the account on whichever platform you’re playing on). For the Early Access weekend online co-op, all four will need to pre-order.
During the Early Access weekend, your character will be limited to three of the five classes of the full game – Barbarian, Rogue, and Mage. The final two classes — Druid and Necromancer — will open during the Open Beta weekend. Your characters are limited to Level 25, but you will be able to create up to 10 characters per Battle.net account.
Progress will be carried over from the Early Access weekend to the Open Beta weekend, but the progress won’t carry over to the full game — in fact, the characters will be removed once the Open Beta ends.
However, there are three Open Beta bonuses that will be carried over when the full game launches on June 6. They are:
- Initial Casualty Title: earned by approaching Kyovashad with one character.
- Early Travel Title: earned by reaching Level 20 on a character.
- Beta Wolf Pack cosmetic items: earned by reaching Level 20 on a character.
Update (February 28): This article has been updated to include timing information, co-op functionality, and transition rewards.