There are two things to note here – first, there’s no given date for the beta, nor has it been listed for PS4 or Xbox One.
That latter part is particularly interesting as the dungeon crawling sequel had previously been confirmed for these platforms. However, with the game now eyeing a 2023 release, Activision Blizzard may be looking to narrow their focus to PC and current generation systems including PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
The Diablo 4 beta signup page doesn’t describe what the test will include, either. If we had to guess, it will give beta entrants a large slab of open world RPG goodness that shows off the sequel’s enhanced character customisation and multiplayer features.
After many months lingering in the shadows, Diablo 4 finally crept back into the spotlight during Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Here it was confirmed that the Necromancer will be its fifth and final character class at launch, joining the Rogue, Sorcerer, Barbarian, and Druid. Following the recent launch of Diablo Immortal (and the backlash against its free-to-play monetisation) Blizzard addressed the question of how Diablo 4 will be supported after launch, revealing that it will grow over time via expansions.
Diablo 4 Overview
Diablo 4’s version of Sanctuary is massive, and every inch is rife with opportunity for adventure. Character customization in the game is richer and more extensive than ever, and players will be able to let their curiosity (and perhaps foolishness) guide them through over 140 dungeons and dozens of side quests in their pursuit of victory over Lilith’s forces . . . and ever-more-powerful gear. Mighty world bosses pose added challenge throughout Sanctuary, encouraging players to team up with others they encounter on their journeys to defeat them and reap their treasures. And for the first time, players can forever alter the world around them by conquering and converting corrupted Strongholds into friendly outposts.
There’s no golden path to follow in Diablo 4; players can choose to progress in whatever nonlinear way they want to. This open-ended experience extends to the end game, where players can test their skills in Nightmare Dungeons, enjoy combative mayhem in dedicated PvP zones, build Paragon Boards to continue advancing and customizing their characters beyond max level, and engage with the Tree of Whispers to unlock further world objectives and bounties and acquire Legendary gear.