The Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta begins on August 20th

The Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 begins on August 20th. Those who have pre-ordered the game will be able to play from August 13th, and the beta will run until August 23rd at 10:00 a.m. (PDT).

You may wish to consider the ongoing allegations and multiple lawsuits against Blizzard and Activation before diving in to their latest tile.

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Diablo 2: Resurrected

Diablo 2: Resurrected

Windows PC players will be able to pre-load the Open Beta via their Battle.net client on August 18th. Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players will be able to pre-load the Beta from August 17th. You will not need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live to play the beta, but will need them for the full game. Cross-progression between all supported platforms will also be available.

There will no beta on Nintendo Switch. “While the Open Beta will not be available for the Nintendo Switch system, the Heritage of Arreat transmog for Diablo III is intended to be available as a pre-order incentive to players on Nintendo Switch,” say Blizzard.

The beta will include five classes and Acts I & II of the game but progress will not carry over to the full game.

Here are the PC specs.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720

RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Diablo II: Resurrected is expected to launch on September 23rd, 2021.

Source: Blizzard

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4 Comments

  1. I won’t considered the allegations before playing, I’ll play regardless. It’s not fair to the people who worked hard on the game to just ignore it.

    Plus I don’t see the same people who say we should take the allegations into account taking the same stance when it comes to games with Chinese company part ownership (Bungie). Every Chinese company works for the CCP, which literally has concentration camps for Uyghur Muslims.

  2. Point 1: Allegations are just that, Allegations. Allegations alone do not indicate guilt. It is wrong to believe everyone at face value without finding out the proof of what happened. While it may feel good to try Blizzard in the court of public opinion, it is unfair to them to do so without giving them their full day in court. Due process must win out in all situations, regardless of appearances.

    Point 2: Inviting people to review allegations made against a company before making a purchasing decision is not fair to those in the rest of the company who have had nothing to do with the allegations. You are literally taking money out of those workers pockets, the majority of which have nothing to do with the allegations, if said allegations are even true (which has not been proven in a court of law).

    Point 3: Using cancel culture mechanisms against a game development company stifles future game development across the industry. If games like Diablo fail, other companies will take notice and be less willing to take risks on future game development. By posting those links to this page, as a gaming website you are literally cutting your own metaphorical throats.

    Point 4: Games should be judged based upon how well they work and not how good or bad someone is who delivered it. People who do bad things (which are proven out in court) should be held accountable, and not the organization as a whole. The actions of certain “bad” individuals does not necessarily indicate that the company itself is “bad.” If a mailman lays a big turd on your front porch as he is delivering the mail, that does not invalidate the validity of the information found within the mail being delivered, nor should those working behind the scenes suffer because of one idiot’s stupidity.

    Point 5: I come to this website because I don’t want to deal with SJW propaganda and non-gaming news articles while I’m searching for gaming material. If you continue to post crap like this, I will drop you just like I did Kotaku and other political megaphones pretending to be gaming websites. I love your site. Please don’t stoop to that level.

    • Hi,

      While the lawsuits and other issues surrounding Activision Blizzard are ongoing, it’s important to give that as context and we will continue to do so. People are then able to make their own judgements from that. You’re free to do with that information what you wish.

    • Agreed. I was a regular to this site, until the SJW stuff creeped in, then they started talking about a gender fluid sackperson lol. I left the site, just like I left IGN.

      I’ve recently come back hoping things have changed. I’ve not seen then act morally superior when they mention any games where the developer/publisher is part own by Tencent, a company that’s owned by the Chinese Communist Party, which has concentration camps for Muslims. For some reason they’re radio silent there.

      Either be consistent in your faux outrage, or drop the performative SJW nonsense, because the vast majority of people don’t want to hear it.

      I’ll stick around for a bit, because they’re not as bad as they were last year, hopefully they don’t go too woke again.

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