Blizzard has announced that before the release of Diablo 2: Resurrected an Early Access beta comes. This starts in August 2021 – over a month before the actual release.
When and where is the Early Access? Already on Friday, August 13, 2021, the pre-beta of Diablo 2: Resurrected. The starting signal falls at 19:00 clock German times. The beta test runs until Tuesday, the 17th of August.
The Early Access beta can be played on almost all supported platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. For the Early Access, your Xbox Live Gold needs, if you play on the Xbox. To release, you also need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus to play in multiplayer. In the Early Access, PS plus is meanwhile not a prerequisite.
All tests support both multiplayer and cross-progression. Up to 8 players can play together together. A beta on the Nintendo Switch is currently not planned.
How can I play Diablo 2: Resurrected earlier? To play the Early Access beta, you must pre-order either Diablo 2: ResurRected or the Prime Evil Collection. Then you get guarantee access.
Alternatively, you can wait for the later Open Beta without Early Access. This starts on Friday, August 20, also at 19:00 clock German time and does not require a pre-order. The Open Beta ends on 23 August. Reauded progress from the Early Access is transferred to the Open Beta.
When will Diablo appear 2: Resurrected? The official release from the Diablo-2-Remaster is September 23, 2021, so exactly one month after the end of the Open Beta.
5 classes, 2 file
Which content offers the beta? You can play and test your first two file from Diablo 2 in the beta. The class selection is also trimmed from the 7 playable classes to the launch in the beta test only 5 playable:
The Assassine and the necromant will then be playable to release, as well as the remaining file of the game. More about the contents can be found here on Meinmmo: Diablo 2: Resurrected as Remaster – Everything you need to know about the release
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The tests are also under no NDA, everything can be recorded and streamed. Controller support for the console versions should be given, but this is still in the test phase. So it can be that her bums on bugs.
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