Now Playing: Diablo III is in Beta Testing

It’s been more than a decade since Blizzard announced Diablo III, and the years between then and now have been mostly spent waiting, and then raging. But now, for a select few, the day has come: Diablo III is in beta testing. If you’ve been pining away the better part of your adulthood for a chance to play, head on over to and opt in. Odds are long you’ll get an invite (what with the cult hysteria and all), but if you do happen to get a DIII beta invite, tell us all about it!

Official release:

The fiery gates leading to the Burning Hells have begun to swing open, and the Diablo III beta test is officially underway. Invitations to participate in the beta test are now being delivered to the chosen heroes. As with beta tests for other Blizzard Entertainment games, the testing process for Diablo III will occur in phases. In addition to selecting players who have opted in via their accounts, we’ll also be providing keys through beta promotions and giveaways — stay tuned for more info. We welcome those invited to provide feedback or report bugs on the official forums.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

We’d like to remind those looking forward to an invite to be wary of phishing attempts. If you believe you’ve received an invite to the Diablo III beta test, it’s best to refrain from clicking on any links in the email, and instead log in to your account to see if a Diablo III beta game account was granted. Or, if you were sent a key, attempt to add it manually by going to the Add or Upgrade a Game section of the account management page.

For those who have received an invite to the beta test, we thank you for helping us test out our server stability and hardware. For those of you still hoping for an invite, we wish you the best of luck and hope you’ll keep an eye out for some of the beta-key giveaways and promotions we’ll have right here on the Diablo III community site.


3 Responses to Now Playing: Diablo III is in Beta Testing

  1. Meh. As much as it pains me to say it, between the decade of waiting and the DRM fiasco, I think I've moved on. Diablo I and II were ahead of their time, but that was 10 years ago. That's an eternity in the gaming world, and I haven't been all that impressed with what I've seen of III so far.

    Maybe I'll change my tune at some point, but I'm certainly in no rush for this one.

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