That Diablo 4 beta release date is not far off if the rumor mill is to be believed. Officially announced during BlizzCon 2019, players have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the upcoming action RPG as previous games in the series have been immensely successful.
Current speculation on Diablo 4’s full release date points to early 2023, but before it lands in our demon-slaying rounds, Blizzard has announced plans for the beta. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Diablo 4 beta release date, how to register for the closed beta, what the beta will contain, and more.
Diablo 4 beta release date speculation
The Diablo 4 closed beta is reportedly due out in November 2022, although a specific release date is yet to be confirmed, and with only about a week of November left at the time of writing, time is running out.
In a developer update, Blizzard outlined the steps players could take to secure an invite to the beta. Unfortunately, the closed beta states that these steps must be followed by October 11th, which means if you’re reading this now it’s too late.
They added that if you have not received an email invitation to the Diablo 4 closed beta by November 18th, you will not be selected to participate. So to speculate on the closed beta release date, we’d say it’s imminent.
In October 2022, an eagle-eyed Reddit user also spotted the Diablo 4 beta client download via Battle.net, suggesting it was coming soon, although the sighting was not confirmed at the time.
Players also previously had the opportunity to gain access to the closed beta at the Diablo Hell’s Ink Tour, where anyone willing to get a free Diablo Flash tattoo would also receive a card giving them “early access to the upcoming Beta” granted. The tour ran from July 16th to September 10th, but there is currently no news from anyone who attended the event.
Diablo 4 beta content
Blizzard has announced that the closed beta will invite players to “test Diablo 4’s robust end-game offerings using specific game data.” Diablo 4 General Manager Rod Fergusson and Game Director Joe Shely also released an update video in September detailing what players can look forward to in the closed beta.
Rod reiterated the fact that the closed beta will be focused on the endgame, revealing the reason for focusing on what happens after the epic campaign “to make sure Sanctuary is an exciting place to slay demons , long after the campaign is over.”
The closed beta will focus on content such as Nightmare Dungeons, Whispers of the Dead, Fields of Hatred, Paragon Boards and the game’s newest feature, Helltide. They added, “Specifically, we will be using gameplay data to invite a limited number of Diablo players who have recently spent significant amounts of time playing the Diablo II: Resurrected, Diablo III, and Diablo Immortal endgame experiences .”
So unless you’ve played many of the recent Diablo games, it’s unlikely you’ll be invited to check out the endgame just yet.
Diablo 4 Open Beta release date speculation
For anyone missing out on the closed beta, there’s some great news coming to the release of the Diablo 4 open beta.
Amidst all the closed beta updates, Blizzard confirmed that the public beta testing phase will begin in early 2023. Given the speculation surrounding the April release date of Diablo 4, this is closing the window around a public beta release date that will be somewhere between January and April 2023.
That’s all we know about the Diablo 4 beta testing phases so far. In the meantime, to bridge the gap between now and Diablo 4’s later release, why not check out our guide to the best games like Diablo on PC? Alternatively, you can read up on all of the Diablo 4 classes so you’ll know which ones to pick when the big day arrives.