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Closed beta testing for Diablo III has commenced

Tuesday, 20th September 2011 21:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Blizzard has announced the closed beta test for Diablo III has begun. The company has started issuing the first wave of invites and plans to add more participants over the course of testing.

In the closed beta, testers will participate in Act I as any of the five hero classes, ultimately going up against the Skeleton King solo or in co-op. They will also get to meet up with artisans, and other characters from Sanctuary and try out the crafting system.

“This closed beta test is an important milestone for us as we enter the final stages of development on Diablo III,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard. “Our goal is to create the best action role-playing game experience to date, building on everything we’ve learned since the release of Diablo II and incorporating the powerful features of the new Battle.net platform.

“We hope players enjoy participating in the beta test and we look forward to hearing their feedback.”

Release timing and region-specific details such as pricing and supported languages will be announced at a later date.

For your shot at participating in the beta, head on over to Battle.net.

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14 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    Downloading!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Installing!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. cgalla2000

    Hating! :(

    #3 3 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    Nice one Pat, are you allowed to post vids of your play or are you under an NDA?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Closed Beta means under NDA for Blizzard. SO yes no videos but you can find videos of it all over the place.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    http://twitpic.com/6nyfo5

    No videos :(

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    Witch doctor for me. Fucking COME ON. 300Mb to go.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Newbie101

    I don’t get Diablo, its just click, click, click. Booooooring.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    I’m in!

    *fouls knickers*

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Talkar

    You are allowed to post videos, there is no NDA in this beta. http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27832813054&sid=3000

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    So Pat about those videos ;)

    #11 3 years ago
  12. deathgaze

    Yeah, make with the love!

    Downloading!
    Installing…
    FRAPS!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. harmundo

    @8: cuz you’re nub, now get it?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. grimahri

    wake me up when public testing or release is available…otherwise i dont care and will be in hater mode until I get a beta key ^_^

    #14 3 years ago

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