When are the Diablo 4 beta preload times

Diablo 4 beta preload times
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The Diablo 4 beta preload times signal when you can get your download and installation started, which you'll want to do as soon as possible to make sure you're ready to go and don't miss out on any of the precious beta time. You won't actually be able to play as soon as you install, but if you know when is the Diablo 4 beta then there's isn't long to go until that final session gets underway. If you've read up on how to access the Diablo 4 beta then you'll know that you just need to set it up on your PC or console then wait for the beta to begin, and we've got all of the information below on when the Diablo 4 beta preload times are so you can do that, to get an early look at what's to come in Diablo 4.

When do the Diablo 4 beta preload times begin

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There were two separate Diablo 4 beta preload times set, though only one of them is relevant now as the Early Access period has passed. If you're waiting for the Open Beta to begin, then that preload time is as follows:

  • Open Beta: from March 22 at 9am PDT / 12noon EDT / 5pm GMT

This means that the Diablo 4 beta preload time for the Open Beta will get underway on Wednesday March 22, a full 48 hours ahead of that beta period starting. When that preload time arrives we've got full details for how to download the Diablo 4 beta, and as we note in our separate guide there if you already have Early Access set up from before then you don't need to install anything else for the Open Beta as it uses the same client.

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