Diablo 2 Resurrected free Open Beta begins August 20th, Early Access starts August 13th

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Aug 11, 2021 1:05 PM
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It seems the Beta fever is going around at the moment, as one game begins to close its doors another one opens. We knew a free Open Beta was coming soon for Diablo 2 Resurrected, but now Blizzard has finally confirmed exactly when that is, and some fans will be able to jump in early.

According to Blizzard, the Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta will start on August 20th, and it will be free and open to anyone. However, if you pre-ordered the game already then you can get access even sooner, like this weekend sooner. In other words, the Diablo 2 Resurrected Early Access Beta begins on August 13th.

A few important notes for the Beta though: as with the previous Technical Alpha, players will only have access to the first two acts of the game, although there will be no level cap so you can level up to your heart’s content. Additionally, 5 of the 7 classes in the game will be available to play as, including: Paladin, Druid, Barbarian, Amazon, and Sorceress.

It’s not the first time a free Open Beta is preceded by an Early Access version for fans who pre-ordered, as Back 4 Blood did exactly that just last week. However, if you’re lucky enough to get into the Early Access Beta of the Diablo 2 Remake then your progress will carry over to the following public Open Beta weekend.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta will begin at 10am PT (1pm ET / 6pm BST / 3am AEDT) on both dates (August 13th and August 20th) and both will last for only 3 days. Diablo 2 Resurrected launches on September 23rd, and if you want to see how well the game will run on your system, then check out the official PC system requirements.

What do you think? Are you excited for Diablo 2 Resurrected? Will you be joining the Beta weekend(s)? Have you been playing anything else in anticipation? Let us know!

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15:09 Aug-11-2021

Given what we know how toxic the heads of Activision Blizard are, we should be boycotting all their products, no matter how much we might want to play them.

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16:35 Aug-11-2021

It'll just be the same as the Hong Kong "boycotts"...


"I deleted my account because of the Hong Kong protests, but I want to play the Overwatch halloween event - how can I recover my account?" was probably the most hilarious one I've read back then.

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17:30 Aug-11-2021

these boycotts never work. For it to be successful it takes vast majority of users to make a difference and its never the case. Just watch closely how diablo 4 will sell like hotcakes when it will be released.

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21:03 Aug-11-2021

And I completely understand why. On one hand we shouldn't support companies that act like dicks or slave owners towards their employees. On the other hand - it's kind of idiotic to expect everyone to do forensic research into the companies behind every product they buy - especially when you already do research on the product itself and it does what you need it to do. It's not really unreasonable to not be interested in how the product you buy is made - it's not really your problem.


It's a complex topic and I'm not exactly sure where I sit on it myself. I'll probably just pirate this one, because I do love D2 and I was waiting for this remaster, but it's not right to give Kotick my $.

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21:13 Aug-11-2021

yeah agreed xquadrox, there is no simple answer or solution to it, i just dont really blame anyone who would buy diablo 2 remastered or other blizzard game. In this specific case if i have an option to avoid giving this rotten company money i wont, but if thats the only way to get it and you WILL get your money worth out of that product then yeah just buy the game.

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21:17 Aug-11-2021

Oh there ARE simple solutions, but those solutions will not happen as long as those "in power" circle-jerk and protect each other in their ivory towers. The laws and rules are made BY the rich, FOR the rich and to PROTECT the rich. As long as that's the case - things will remain as they are.

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