When is the Diablo 4 beta? Diablo 4 Server Slam start time is here

When is the Diablo 4 beta?
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If you're wondering when does the Diablo 4 Server Slam start, then you don't have long to wait now as this final open beta is now imminent. The Diablo 4 Server Slam countdown is almost over and Blizzard are giving players one last chance to try out the game during the weekend of May 12-14, 2023. In fact, they're actively encouraging as many people to play Diablo 4 as possible during this event, so they can test that their servers are ready for the influx they'll receive at launch. The Diablo 4 beta preload times are now underway, so if you don't already have it installed from a previous beta session then now is the time to get it downloaded, though those who have it on their systems should also check for an update in advance of the Diablo 4 Server Slam start time.

If you're looking for more information about when this final session will be available and how to join it as early as possible then we've got you covered, with a lowdown on the Diablo 4 beta release date schedule plus the rewards you can get by pre-ordering the various different editions along with the Diablo 4 Server Slam rewards available for taking part.

When does the Diablo 4 Server Slam start

Diablo 4 official keyart showing Lillith

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The final Diablo 4 Server Slam beta is available during May 2023, across PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One. The first Early Access beta for those that pre-ordered the game and the original open beta have already passed, but if you were involved with either of those then you'll already know how to access the Diablo 4 beta.

If you want to know how to download the Diablo 4 beta, we've explained that at the attached page. If you want to know what time does the Diablo 4 Server Slam start, then here are the details:

  • Diablo 4 Server Slam beta from May 12 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm BST until May 14 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 8pm BST

During the Server Slam weekend you'll be able to play the same section of the game as before, encompassing the whole of Fractured Peaks for the Prologue and Act 1, but keep in mind that your progress and character(s) from the previous betas do not carry over, and Server Slam progress will not transfer to the final game.

Diablo 4 Server Slam rewards

Diablo 4 Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy beta reward

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The Diablo 4 Server Slam rewards include the same bonus items that were available during the previous beta sessions, though as your progress is reset you'll need to start their requirements again from the beginning. In addition to these, there is an extra Server Slam reward available for defeating the World Boss Ashava with a Level 20 character. The full set of rewards is as follows:

  • Initial Casualty Title: reach Kyovashad with one character
  • Early Voyager Title: reach Level 20 with one character
  • Beta Wolf Pack Cosmetic Item: reach Level 20 with one character
  • Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy: *new* defeat Ashava with a Level 20 character

Diablo 4 pre-order rewards

Don't forget that pre-ordering the game not only got you early access to the Diablo 4 beta previously, but you'll be able to play the full game itself four days early as well. If you're wondering exactly what's included, here's a quick list of the benefits to each version:

  • Diablo 4 Ultimate Edition
  • Up to four days of Early Access to Diablo IV’s launch
  • Accelerated Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock in Diablo IV—includes a Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock plus 20 Tier Skips and a cosmetic
  • Wings of the Creator Emote in Diablo IV
  • Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor in Diablo IV
  • Temptation Mount in Diablo IV
  • Early Access to the Open Beta
  • Light Bearer Mount in Diablo IV
  • Inarius Wings and Inarius Murloc Pet in Diablo III
  • Amalgam of Rage Mount in World of Warcraft
  • Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetic Set in Diablo Immortal
  • Digital copy of Diablo IV game

  • Diablo 4 Deluxe Edition
  • Up to four days of Early Access to Diablo IV’s launch
  • Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock in Diablo IV
  • Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor in Diablo IV
  • Temptation Mount in Diablo IV
  • Early Access to the Open Beta
  • Light Bearer Mount in Diablo IV
  • Inarius Wings and Inarius Murloc Pet in Diablo III
  • Amalgam of Rage Mount in World of Warcraft
  • Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetic Set in Diablo Immortal
  • Digital copy of Diablo IV game

  • Diablo 4 Standard Edition
  • Early Access to the Open Beta
  • Light Bearer Mount in Diablo IV
  • Inarius Wings and Inarius Murloc Pet in Diablo III
  • Amalgam of Rage Mount in World of Warcraft
  • Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetic Set in Diablo Immortal
  • Digital copy of Diablo IV game

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