Blizzard reveals PC Requirements for Diablo IV Beta, coming out next month

The Beta for Diablo IV is onto us. Blizzard’s upcoming beta is set for release in two weeks, with an early access and open beta period spread over the two weekends.

A live stream hosted by the developers Blizzard unveiled the Betas with a clear description of when the beta is coming up, system requirements, and what content to expect from the beta.

The developers announced that anyone who had ordered Diablo 4 would be in the early access. The early access period is from March 17th at 9:00 am PT to March 20th at 12pm PT, and the open beta period begins on March 24th at 9 am PT and ends on March 27th at 12pm PT.

Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
OS Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
Processor – Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8100 or equivalent Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD R3-1300X or equivalent
Memory 8GB 16GB
Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 370
DirectX Version 12 Version 12
Storage 45GB SSD 45GB SSD

During this beta, the players would have access to primarily three-character classes: Rogue, Barbarian, and Sorcerer. The rest of the beta’s content will remain the same.

Blizzard reveals Diablo IV Beta’s PC Requirements, coming out next month
Diablo IV

The second open beta will be playable by everyone regardless of whether they pre-ordered the game or not. During the second beta, players would have access to all five-character classes with the addition of Necromancer and the Druid.

Diablo 4’s beta announcement will also let the players explore the first zone named “Fractured Peaks.” Prologue and Act I will be entirely playable during the beta.

There’s, however, a restriction on upgrading the character, which can go only up to level 25. They can continue to be used despite hitting the cap. The developers announced that there’s plenty to be done, from clearing hordes of enemies to looting and completing quests.

Blizzard reveals Diablo IV Beta’s PC Requirements, coming out next month
Developer shared in game footage

The game, set to be released on June 6, might not resemble the beta as Blizzard said in the announcement video that the beta is not a “final build of the game”.

This might hint at the presence of some bugs. A maximum of 10 players can be made per account for anyone looking to make the most of the weekends. However, players should remember that these characters will be deleted once the betas end.

The open betas are also available as a multi-player with only one user needing early access for the first weekend to join them. Two or more players can be added to the ranks if all have early access. Playing with others is also incentivized by small XP.

The developers promised beta rewards for more players in the early access. Three different rewards will be carried forward to the main game, unlocked under different conditions:

  1. Initial Casualty Title: earned by reaching Kyovashad with one character.
  2. Early Voyager Title: earned by reaching level 20 on one character.
  3. Beta Wolf Pack Cosmetic Item: earned by reaching level 20 on one character.

It was also mentioned that ray tracing will not be available during the beta. It will be added to the Diablo IV post-launch.

Blizzard also showcased Diablo IV’s new open-world sanctuary and included game’s armor system, strongholds, and more during a lengthy developer Livestream, which is about an hour or so long.

Diablo IV is launching soon on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5 on June 6th.

About Diablo IV

Diablo IV, developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, is the fourth installment in the classic Diablo series. It was announced back in 2019 at BlizzCon. The game is scheduled to be released on June 6, 2023.

Players will fight against the darkness to save the Sanctuary in the brutal battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. You can either play solo or with your friends in the co-op mode.

The developers are set to release a beta on March 24th,2023.

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