The Diablo 4 Open Beta starts on Friday, and Blizzard has issued a warning to players attempting to try the game out.
“As we prepare to open the gates to Sanctuary, we’d like to remind our players that the Diablo 4 Open Beta is a test to ensure a smooth launch,” Blizzard said on Twitter. “We expect unprecedented traffic and queue times as a result. We appreciate your patience & understanding.”
The company went into further detail on what players can expect during the open beta on the Blizzard forums.
What To Expect In The Diablo 4 Open Beta
“When we open the gates again this Friday to absolutely everyone, we are expecting a lot of people,” they said. “There will be lengthy queue times, particularly on Friday when we first launch and during peak regional windows.
“This past weekend helped us to forecast the capacity we expect this weekend, and we will be using that capacity to intentionally stress our systems in preparation for launch. In summary, while we know it can be frustrating, we need queues to properly stress test our services and we are designing to ensure we have them some of the time.”
Also mentioned was that there may be times when Blizzard takes the game offline to address fixes if it’s required. Lastly, players in the beta are encouraged to leave feedback on the game’s forums to help with development ahead of the full release on June 6.
The Diablo 4 Open Beta runs from March 24-26. You can download it via the game’s website. In addition to what was available during the closed beta last weekend, Blizzard is making Druid and Necromancer classes available to play.
Are you going to play the Diablo 4 Open Beta despite the traffic warning from Blizzard?