Blizzard: Diablo 3 hits Beta

Blizzard has today made public it's highly anticipated beta of the sequel to the 2000 hit game, Diablo. The company, which is well known for the Starcraft franchise in addition to Diablo is known for long development cycles, and this is no exception. However, gamers will be excited to hear they might finally get a turn to play Diablo.

Well, that is, if they opted into the beta, ran a system analyzer and were lucky enough to be selected for this phase of participants. In a post on the Diablo Blog, Blizzard announced that "The fiery gates leading to the Burning Hells have begun to swing open, and the Diablo III beta test is officially underway."

When Starcraft 2 was in beta a few years ago, the company allowed groups of users at a time into the beta, with a small test group initially growing into thousands of users over multiple months. Blizzard also say they'll be giving out keys through beta promotions and giveaways, what these actually are is not clear right now.

Diablo 3 has been in beta for some time, but an NDA was in effect stopping users from sharing it with the world. The team now says that;

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

Due to the popularity of the Diablo 3 beta, the games giant points out that phishing attempts are extremely likely, and if users receive an email they should log in to Battle.net and check if the game appears on their dash rather than clicking links.

The team says that for those who received an invite, "we thank you for helping us test out our server stability and hardware" and "for those of you still hoping for an invite, we wish you the best of luck." Giveaways and promotions will appear on the Diablo 3 community site.

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so will there be an single player option or will you like WOW have to play online only because if it's online only I'll not be buying it

Are blizzard actually gonna make any money from D3? It's been in development for YEARS and has been scrapped an entire time once or twice..

I'm starting to think they're just trying to release it now so that they make a minimal loss.

n_K said,
Are blizzard actually gonna make any money from D3? It's been in development for YEARS and has been scrapped an entire time once or twice..

I'm starting to think they're just trying to release it now so that they make a minimal loss.

In development for YEARS and scrapped an entire time once or twice LITERALLY describes every Blizzard game.

And they turn a huge profit every time.

Blizzard does not release games just to minimize loss. Case in point: Warcraft Adventures and Starcraft Ghost. Both games were near complete but scrapped completely before launch because it was not up to Blizzard standards.

So looking forward to this game, i just hope my hunk of junk computer can play it Hell i'll even buy it if my computer wount so i aim on sodding upgrade lol

Are the specs for this out yet? Me im a 2.2 duel core, 3gb ram and a 6600gt (lame i know but the 8800gtx stopped working after a month was second hand)

c3ntury said,
I'd be surprised if you couldn't play it /shrug.

*hugs his 6950*


ur card alot better than mine haha, will have to see maybe a cheat 250 or better will do.

Xoligy said,
So looking forward to this game, i just hope my hunk of junk computer can play it Hell i'll even buy it if my computer wount so i aim on sodding upgrade lol

Are the specs for this out yet? Me im a 2.2 duel core, 3gb ram and a 6600gt (lame i know but the 8800gtx stopped working after a month was second hand)


if your pc runs starcraft 2 it will run diablo 3 just fine.

it is not really that graphic intensive game...

nonick said,

if your pc runs starcraft 2 it will run diablo 3 just fine.

it is not really that graphic intensive game...

Not sure not played starcraft will have a gander thanks for info.

whats diablo? oh you mean the old nice game that now its like a new and different game but they used diablo so they (blizzard) would sell more? nice!
just like they did with the "warcraft" name

Non-Active-Account said,
SC2 beta started on Feb 17 2010.

That was a very limited one, similar to the Friends & Family beta for Diablo 3 that has been going on for a while for which the NDA was lifted recently.

Hope I get an invite, haven't gotten anything yet unfortunately, but D3 is definitely one of the games I look forward to the most.