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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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