Blizzard working on Diablo 4's long beta queues

A lot of players have been frustrated that the queues for the early access beta sometimes stretches several hours.

Many players encountered issues during the beta test.

Players were excited about Diablo 4’s early access beta weekend a few days ago. However, the excitement has turned to frustration as many found themselves waiting for several hours just to try out the game. The developers are on the case.

Blizzard is aware of the issue and has assured players that it is actively working on a fix. The developer promised to address the numerous disconnection issues and reduce the long queue times for the public beta. All of this has brought back memories of Diablo 3's infamous "Error 37".

Blizzard’s community manager PezRadar thanked players for the "overwhelming response to the Early Access beta weekend" on the game’s official forums. The developer also said that the team is "tracking and actively working on" issues such as players being unable to join parties, rubberbanding when transitioning between zones, and high RAM and GPU usage for select hardware.

The team is also aware of an issue where "players that are dropped from a game receive an error that their party does not exist [...] While the team tackles these specific items and more, we are also managing the flow of players in-game via our queue," Blizzard's community manager said.

"Many players have successfully logged in to the game, but we are aware that some have experienced longer than expected wait times. As we continue to rollout improvements to our server stability, we expect our players to see continued improvements to the queue time."

Blizzard is aware of the issues and is working on fixes.

PezRadar also assured that the Blizzard team would "continue to work this evening and overnight" and promised additional updates during the open beta period which starts in a few days. Nothing like a bit of merciless crunch time to reassure players, right?

Diablo 4’s public beta started last March 17 until March 19 for players who have pre-ordered the game. Gamers who want to try out the upcoming title can do so with the open beta test which starts on March 24 and last until March 26.

The open beta does not have a time limit, but it does have a level cap of 25. The beta spans almost the entire first act of Diablo 4. Diablo 4 general manager Rob Fergusson recently announced on Twitter that Blizzard does not plan on adding the game to Xbox Game Pass.

Hopefully, players will have a better time during the public beta this weekend.

"It's awesome seeing the excitement around the Diablo IV Beta, and our Wolf Pack puppy!" Fergusson tweeted. "We’ve been getting some questions about D4 on Game Pass and I want to let you know we have no plans for that. See you in Sanctuary during the Beta Early Access weekend starting on March 17!"

Diablo 4 is coming to the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on June 6, 2023.

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