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Blizzard confirms Diablo 4 open beta and early access dates for March

Blizzard has announced its plans for a pair of playable open beta tests for Diablo 4 across two weekends next month.

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If you are one of those who are impatiently waiting for the upcoming action role-playing title from Blizzard, there is some good news on the horizon. Early access will kick off on the weekend from March 17 to 19, but the session will be exclusive only to players that pre-ordered Diablo 4. Meanwhile, the open beta, for which anyone can register, will start the following weekend from March 24 to March 26.

Both of these sessions will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. If you have a account, you can head over to the Diablo 4 store page right now and redeem the beta code. These sessions should offer a significant look at the game, extinguishing speculation that Diablo 4 might be delayed one more time.

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Those that do manage to get their hands on it in March can access the early game that includes the Prologue and the entirety of Act 1, specifically the opening zone, Fractured Peaks, and a level 25 cap. Outside of this, beta players can also take on side quests and clear dungeons beyond the story of Act 1. Any progress they make during early access will carry over to the next beta but not when the game officially releases on June 6.

Activision Blizzard is currently facing a ton of pressure and this has apparently forced the studio to crunch to push Diablo 4 out the gates in time. All the while, the controversial publisher is dealing with the EU and several others trying to stop its acquisition by Microsoft.

The developer might be facing difficulties but hardcore Diablo fans will get at least get some cool memorabilia along the way. Rumors are suggesting that a Warcraft 3 relaunch might be in the works, as well as another attempt at bringing Call of Duty to Nintendo.

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