The first early access stage of the Diablo 4 beta is almost upon us, with gamers chomping at the bit for their first taste of the newest entry in the venerable action RPG series.
Diablo IV was announced all the way back in 2019 – meaning it’s been in development for almost five years – and though gamers will have to wait until June for the launch, this weekend will see some lucky gamers invited into the game’s first round of beta.
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So if you want to be counted among them, and get into the Early Access beta for Diablo 4 – read on, because we’ve got you covered.
How to get a Diablo 4 Early Access Beta code
First off, you’ll need a Beta Early Access Code. There’s now a couple of ways to get this, with the most obvious being to pre-purchase the game.
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However, you can also pick up a code through one of the many promotions that Activision Blizzard is making with companies – including this one at fast food chain KFC.
Diablo 4 Virgin Media O2 Priority
A further promo has been set up with O2 and Virgin Media. Customers of those ISPs in the UK can now nab themselves an early access beta code via the Priority app.
- Download the Priority app from the App Store here.
- Download the Priority app from the Google Play Store here.
How to sign up for the Diablo 4 Early Access beta
Once you’ve got your code, head to the official Diablo Beta website and sign up for a Battle.net account, if you don’t have one already. If you do, sign in at the prompt.
Then on the next screen, enter your code – then select which platform you wish to play the beta on, and which region you’re in. Be sure to check these before you hit Redeem, as they can’t be changed later.
If you followed these instructions correctly, you should see a ‘Success’ page to confirm your code has been added to your account.
Players on PC will then be able to simply logon to Battle.net when the beta is available and download and log in with no issues.
Those on console, meanwhile, should keep an eye on their email inboxes. They’ll be sent a platform specific code they can use to download the client and get in closer to the date of the beta.
Blizzard has promised more information on the beta closer to the release. We’ll update when it arrives.
The Diablo 4 Early Access weekend runs from March 17 through to March 20 and will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.
There will also be an Open Beta period available to the public from March 24 to March 27 on all the previously mentioned consoles.
The full game, meanwhile, is set to arrive on June 6, 2023.
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