When are the Diablo 4 beta preload times

Diablo 4 beta preload times
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The Diablo 4 beta preload times indicate when you can start downloading the beta client, or update your current version if you already have it installed from one of the previous sessions. As it's a pretty hefty file size, you'll want to get it downloaded or updated as soon as possible so you don't miss out on any of the final 48 hours of beta time. Try not to get too carried away as you won't be able to join the game as soon as you install, but if you know when is the Diablo 4 beta then you won't have long to wait until the Server Slam begins.

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 period to begin. With that in mind, we've got all of the information below on when the Diablo 4 beta preload times are so you can do that, to get one more early look at what's to come in Diablo 4.

When do the Diablo 4 beta preload times begin

Diablo 4 screenshot

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There is one final set of Diablo 4 beta preload times set, as the previous beta periods have now passed. If you're waiting for the Server Slam Open Beta to begin, then that preload time is as follows:

  • Server Slam Open Beta: from May 10 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm BST

This means that the Diablo 4 beta preload time for the Server Slam Open Beta will get underway on Wednesday May 10, a full 48 hours ahead of that beta period starting. When the 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 beta access set up from before then you don't need to install anything else for the Server Slam Open Beta as it uses the same client – though once the preload time passes you will need to check for an update to get the latest version downloaded in readyment.

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