With less than a month to go for Diablo III to be released worldwide, Blizzard threw in a real surprise earlier today by announcing that Diablo III beta will be open for all Battle.net account holders.
The open beta will run from Friday, April 20 12:01 p.m. PDT till Monday, April 23 10:00 a.m. and will allow you to play co-op with your friends, with each of the five available classes, limited to a level cap of 13.
So to get into the open beta, this is what you’ll have to do:
Blizzard calls this as a stress test to ensure that their servers are in order just before the big launch event. Korean players, however, won’t be able to participate in this stress. Blizzard has mentioned that players from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will be involved in a separate invite-only test. The closed beta will run in parallel to this stress test. While the stress test ends on Monday, the closed beta players will be able to play till the First of May, after which the beta ends.
Mac owners will be pleased to know that they aren’t left out this time, and Blizzard has separate Windows and Mac clients. So, what are you waiting for! Headover to Battle.net & download the client!