Blizzard has now announced the release date for Diablo 2: Resurrected. At the 23. September 2021 the gates of hell open again for daring adventurers. But that’s not all for the news. In the course of the announcement, a whole bunch of information about the Open Beta was released, which we have summarized for you.
Last update: August 11, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
New: Beta release date for pre-orderers and Open Beta weekend
Before we get into the beta: You can find all the exact information about what Blizzard is planning to do with the remaster, what will change and what will remain the same in our large overview:
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All information about Diablo 2 Resurrected
All information about the beta of Diablo 2: Resurrected
Release: When does the beta start?
According to Blizzard, the starting gun will be fired in August: To be precise, on August 13, 2021 at 7 p.m. for pre-orders. An open beta weekend for all players will take place on August 20, 2021, also at 7 p.m.
Platforms: What is the beta playable on?
Unlike the alpha, the beta takes place on all platforms on which Resurrected appears – with the exception of the Ninton Switch. The beta will not be available there. The beta runs alongside that PC on too PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
Sign up: This is how you take part in the beta
Pre-order now necessary: After the announcement of the release date, it no longer seems possible to register for the beta without pre-ordering. The original button has been replaced by the pre-order button.
Since Blizzard has an open beta, registration will probably no longer be necessary.
Pre-orderers are allowed to: Of course, Blizzard wants as many fans as possible to pre-order the remaster. It was therefore decided that pre-orderers would also be the first to receive early access to the Open Beta.
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Content: These classes are playable in the beta
Not all classes will be playable. As things currently stand, you can only play five of the seven hero classes in the Open Beta:
- The Amazon
- The barbarian
- The paladin
- The sorceress
- The druid
The two remaining classes – the necromancer and the assassin – look into the tube for the entire beta phase. They will only be playable in the final version.
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Blizzard is currently still stingy with further information on the scope. So it is not yet known which acts you can play in the beta. In the Alpha it was the first two. The availability of the multiplayer mode, which was still deactivated in the alpha, is also uncertain. But it should definitely be available.