The official edition of Diablo 4 on June 6 is still a few months away, but players can for two Open Beta Weekends in March. Let’s talk about what you need to do to access the open beta(s) and when they will take place.
Diablo 4 Early Access and Open Beta Dates
Diablo 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 pre-ordered the game. That Early Access weekend runs from March 17 at 12 noon EDT and walks to March 20 at 3 p.m. EDT.
- The following weekend, of March 24 at 12 noon EDT Unpleasant March 27 at 3 p.m. EDTthe open beta is available to everyone.
How to access the Diablo 4 open beta
For everyone else, both open betas require you to log in with your Battle.net account, so you’ll need one if you don’t already have one.
If you pre-ordered the game digitally, you should (according to Blizzard) automatically get access to the open beta on the platform you purchased the game for.
If you pre-ordered the game elsewhere, you should have an Early Access code. To do this, you need to take a few extra steps. login battle.net enter your Early Access code with your account and choose your platform. On PC, that’s all you need to do – you can access the open beta on March 17. On PlayStation or Xbox you will receive an email shortly before the open beta with another code that you can redeem on the Play station or Xbox Store where you can download the beta version.
What’s in the Diablo 4 open beta
The Early Access and Open Beta give players access to the prologue and the entire first act in a region called Fractured Peaks. A World Boss will also be available to take it on at “selected times” during both weekends. These are very tough bosses that require multiple players to work together to take down.
During the open beta, there are two options for co-op. You can do a two-player couch co-op or a four-player online co-op. Couch co-op during the Early Access weekend requires only one player to pre-order (but both require Battle.net accounts linked to accounts on the platform you’re playing on). Online co-op during the Early Access weekend requires all four people to pre-order.
During the Early Access weekend, your character will be limited to three of the full game’s five classes: Barbarian, Rogue, and Sorcerer. The final two classes – Druid and Necromancer – will open during the Open Beta weekend. Your characters are limited to level 25, but you can create a maximum of 10 characters per Battle.net account.
Progress will carry over from the Early Access weekend to the Open Beta weekend, but progress will not carry over to the full game. In fact, the characters will be removed once the Open Beta is over.
However, there are three Open Beta rewards that will carry over when the full game launches on June 6. These are:
- Original victim title: earned by achieving Kyovashad with one character.
- Early Voyager title: earned by reaching level 20 on one character.
- Beta Wolf Pack Cosmetic Item: earned by reaching level 20 on one character.
Update (February 28): This article has been updated to include information on timing, co-op functionality, and reward carryovers.