How to access the Diablo 4 beta

Diablo 4 characters gather around a campfire
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There are two ways to access the Diablo 4 beta, as the previous method of signing up for a chance to be invited to testing is no longer available, though the current routes in to it provide guaranteed access at least. To get in you'll have to either pre-order Diablo 4, or wait for the Open Beta weekend to arrive, but it's best to act fast here as everything is happening in March 2023 – you can see exactly when is the Diablo 4 beta in our separate guide, now that the Diablo 4 beta preload times are upon us. That deals with the when, but for all the details on how to access the Diablo 4 beta, we've got you covered here.

How to play the Diablo 4 beta

Villagers dance around the Diablo 4 player inside a dimly lit tavern

(Image credit: Blizzard)

Previously it was possible to sign up to access the Diablo 4 beta via the official website (opens in new tab), at least according to a Blizzard support post (opens in new tab) regarding the Alpha and Beta testing phases of the game published in 2022, however that option is now no longer available.

Instead, there are now two ways to access the Diablo 4 beta, with the first being to pre-order the game. There are various different versions available, including the Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions, and each provides a variety of rewards within Diablo 3 and 4. However, pre-ordering any of these will get you into the Early Access Beta running from March 17-20, so you'll want to act fast to receive the code to redeem if you want to get the most out of that.

The other way to access the Diablo 4 beta is to wait until March 24-27, when the Open Beta will be available for everyone to download. There are no access requirements for this, so simply keep an eye on the relevant digital storefront for your platform and download the client when it becomes available. Each of these betas will run for a little over three days overall, so make sure you're installed and set up in advance to get the most time possible from them, while using Diablo 4 crossplay to team up with friends on different platforms.

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Joel Franey
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