Diablo III beta open to everybody this weekend

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No Diablo III beta key? No problem. This weekend – and this weekend only! – everybody gets in. Everybody with a Battle.net account, anyway, but it’s free to get one, so why not.

“Beginning this Friday everyone is invited to log in and help us put the game and servers through their paces in this three day stress test as we march toward the game’s release on May 15,” reads the official announcement.

The public open beta runs from Friday, April 20 (today) at 21.00 (SAST) until Monday, April 23 at 19.00 (SAST).

All you have to do is log into Battle.net, create a BattleTag and download the 7GB game client.

“You’ll be able to log in, team up with friends, and play each of the five heroic classes to level 13 as you fight to save the world from the impending demonic invasion,” said Blizzard.

Saving the world from an impending demonic invasion? That does sound a bit more exciting than my plans to vacuum the flat.

Source: Battle.net

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  • Draco Lusus

    Why does the article say 7GB when everyone else woh has downloaded says its in the region of 3.5GB?

  • Shaun Sanders

    The download page lists the game as 7GB, since you can pre-download the final game.
    The Beta client is only around 3.5GB though.

  • http://www.jimzor.co.za/ James Anderton

    There is in option in the beta client that allows you to select which server you would like to play on. Currently the options are ‘Americas’, ‘Europe’ and ‘Asia’. I believe they implemented in like this due to AH and different currencies. Expect a universal version, unlike WoW and SC2.

  • Strawberry

    Does SAST stand for “South African Standard Time”?

  • Carel van Heerden

    Yeah, coolest timezone on earth. None of that save the daylight BS.

  • Pannekoek

    Thanks very much for the info pal

  • Arjen Barnard

    Sup! sorry to revive a long dead thread, but how bad were the latencies?