- Some lucky Diablo IV fans will get early access to the upcoming title.
- According to Blizzard, the Closed-Game Beta will start in November.
- Players that are selected to participate will have to therefore sign NDAs.
First of all, let’s start with the fact that there is so much hype around this game, it feels like a powder keg ready to explode.
Since Blizzard promised Diablo fans that they wouldn’t go in the same direction they went with Diablo 3, and rather go back to the dark beginnings of Diablo, fans boiling with anticipation.
Yes, we are talking about Diablo 4 and, besides all the gameplay trailers and character spotlights, Blizzard shared some really exciting news with the community today.
Before we get into it though, make sure you check out the gameplay footage leak for GTA 6 and tell us what you think of it.
Beta invites for Diablo IV are starting on November 18
The company responsible for this amazing game, Blizzard, has announced the first chance for gamers to test an early version of Diablo IV.
We aren’t talking about the official release of the game, which is still far off, but rather about a Closed-End Game Beta.
Blizzard is therefore promoting the upcoming beta as the first of a few opportunities for select players to experience a little taste of Diablo IV.
This above-mentioned Closed End Game Beta will be focused on Diablo IV’s end game for a multitude of plausible reasons.
The Diablo IV team is eager to not drop any spoilers on the story of Lilith’s return, which means the beta will be set in a post-campaign Sanctuary, so no boss fights yet.
Another reason for this is to begin collecting player feedback early on the end game experience and challenges with the goal of incorporating as much of the feedback into the game as possible before launch.
Keep in mind that, since this is a closed beta, players will be under NDAs and will have to be invited to participate in it.
The Closed-End Game Beta will be playable on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 with full cross-play and cross-progress for all platforms.
Another important factor to take into consideration is that invites will be limited to players of other recent Diablo games.
Furthermore, Blizzard detailed a number of end-game offerings that will be available during the beta leading up to the Closed-End Game Beta boss.
How do I sign up for Diablo 4 Beta?
Gamers that are interested in playing Diablo 4 Beta will need to enable the News and Special Offers from Battle.net option in their Battle.net account.
Moreover, it is also worth noting that Blizzard declared that invitations are going to be sent out to players who have extensive experience playing the previous Diablo titles.
1. Open your Battle.net launcher or go to the official Battle.net website on your preferred browser.
2. Click on your username, in the top-right corner of the screen, and select View account from the menu that opens. You will be redirected to the web page for account settings.
3. Navigate to the Privacy & Communication tab from the menu on the left.
4. Scroll down to the Communication Preferences section and click the Update button next to it.
5. Check the box next to News and Special Offers from Battle.net. If it is already checked, then it means you are already eligible for receiving an invitation to the Diablo 4 Closed End Game Beta.
What are we getting with the Diablo IV Beta?
While roaming Sanctuary on foot or atop your trusty steed, be aware of your surroundings, for you might find yourself caught in a Helltide.
This is a new region-wide event that becomes available to heroes only once they have reached World Tier Three: Nightmare difficulty.
In Helltide, the servants of Lilith are empowered, having their difficulty increased, but dropping loot worthy of the danger. Her mightiest minions are also out in greater force, and the very ground of Sanctuary as you know it has been morphed by the surge in demonic activity.
As you cull the monstrosities inhabiting a Helltide, they’ll potentially drop Cinders, a new currency that can be spent to open Helltide Chests scattered throughout the respective region.
These chests boast bountiful boons exclusive to a singular item slot, such as Torso, Legs, or Two-Handed Weapon. But be wary of hoarding your Cinders—should you fall in battle, they’ll drop and must be reclaimed.
This is actually a newly crafted difficulty of Diablo dungeons straight out of your nightmares. No, really! Nightmare-difficulty dungeons in Diablo IV unlock upon locating your first Nightmare Sigil. Each sigil corresponds to a specific dungeon somewhere within Sanctuary.
These sigils will add special modifiers to their dungeon, increasing the ferocity of the hell-servants waiting for you inside and providing higher-rarity loot.
Through completing Nightmare dungeons, you will recover even more powerful sigils, introducing increasingly death-defying modifications and challenges for you to overcome.
As you progress into higher and more challenging World Tiers, new Nightmare Dungeons will become available for you to explore.
Whispers of the Dead
The Tree of Whispers has a few loose ends to tie and needs your help settling the score. Displayed on your map, players will see various Whispers scattered throughout Sanctuary.
Complete the associated task and be met with experience, gold, and Grim Favors. The number of Grim Favors you receive from completing a Whisper varies, but once you’ve collected 10 Grim Favors from the dearly departed, they can be exchanged at the Tree of Whispers for a bevy of loot and experience to reward your heroics.
The types of Whispers a player sees on their map rotate frequently, with new ones becoming available throughout the day for you to track. Each Whisper will offer both a different set of rewards and experience for completing it.
Traditionally, the Whispers of the Dead system does not become available to players until after completing a specific chapter of the Main Questline. For the Closed Beta, players will be able to engage with this system right out the gate.
Fields of Hatred
Born from their contempt for mortals, Mephisto has cursed specific areas of Sanctuary, transforming them into deadly Fields of Hatred.
These designated PvP zones are the proving grounds for players looking to bring renown to their name through blood and zeal. While inside the Fields of Hatred, players can dispatch demons to collect Seeds of Hatred.
To make use of these seeds, you’ll need to bring them to the Altar of Extraction where they can be smashed into Red Dust. Be quick to convert your Seeds of Hatred to Red Dust—they are the desire of other players lurking in the zone, and if they are skilled enough to overtake you in combat, your Seeds of Hatred will be dropped.
Going through the trouble of transforming Seeds of Hatred into Red Dust does have its merits. Red Dust will not be lost if you are felled. It can also be spent at the PvP Cosmetic and Mount Vendors for ornamental rewards. Will you be able to forge a name for yourself in these tainted lands?
Upon reaching level 50, the Paragon Boards, an end-game character growth system designed to empower your hero, unlocks. As your hero earns experience, they will receive Paragon points.
These points can be spent to unlock new tiles, Sockets, and even additional Paragon Boards to further customize your hero and ascend to new heights of power!
We’ll just have to wait and see who gets invited, so we can start early testing on this upcoming masterpiece.
If you do get invited, share your experience with us in the dedicated comments section located below.