Blizzard revealed some exciting news on Monday, giving players a chance to test out endgame experiences in Diablo IV. But based on the “closed” description, it’s not as easy as signing up there. Blizzard is researching players currently playing endgame experiences in existing Diablo titles and will send out selective invites based on the data they acquire.
The good news is that the beta is for multiple platforms, not just PC.
“This closed beta will be confidential, which means that invited players will not be able to speak publicly or share their gameplay experience. Additionally, the closed beta of the game will be playable on PC and Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 Consoles – cross-play and cross-progression for all platforms will also be supported.”
As the blog post indicates, players will not yet be able to share their experiences with the public. The other surprising news is that the game’s actual campaign is banned because Blizzard doesn’t want to spoil the story but rather test core endgame features, the longest time frame that players will enjoy. It’s a smart process because current Diablo players have enjoyed Diablo III for years.
“Specifically, we will be using game data to invite a limited number of Diablo players who have recently spent a lot of time playing Diablo II: Resurrected and Diablo III endgame experiences. If you think you meet the conditions to be one of the selected players, you can help us ensure that our invitation to the closed beta of the game reaches you by following the steps below.
This means that if you don’t want to leave it to chance, follow the steps above, and if you are what Blizzard is looking for, you can test the game.
No specific date was given, but Blizzard said the beta was “soon”. Additionally, the requirements to qualify for the beta are supposed to be met by October 11. Which means a start date of mid to late October seems doable, just in time for Halloween.