It’s finally here: starting Friday, March 17th, you can check out Lilith’s Legions in Diablo 4 during Early Access Weekend stell! The trial version is available on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Early access to the open beta on March 17-19 will be available to those who Pre-purchased Diablo 4. The following weekend, March 24-26, is the open beta open to all.
So that you are optimally prepared for your first adventure, we have a few tips for you here!
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Use the pre-download!
Early access to the open beta begins on March 17 at 17:00 CET and ends on March 20th at 20:00 CET. Don’t wait until the last second, use the advance download that Blizzard has already made available. As always during such tests, the servers will be extremely busy. All information about the download can be found here in this article.
Start your adventurers as a veteran!
Unless you’re a total gaming “noob,” you should run your tests directly in the second game difficulty “Veteran” start. Enemies here are a bit more challenging (roughly comparable to Normal vs. Hard in Diablo 3), they drop better loot, and you get 20% more gold and experience. The beta is very short, and with the bonus experience, you can level up faster, test stronger skills, and try out other classes.
Try all classes!
If you can make it in time, play all available classes once. In the Early Access Beta, these are the Barbarian, the Huntress, and the Sorceress. Finally, the Druid and Necromancer join the beta weekend the following week. Don’t get stuck on one character hoping to find better loot that will be gone in a few days anyway. Trying out multiple heroes, on the other hand, gives you a good overview of the new game and a chance to find out what you really like before launch.
Try the world bosses!
In the beta you’ll get the opportunity to get a glimpse of the world bosses or, more precisely, Ashava in the Shattered Peaks. This spawns at fixed times, so you can plan carefully. You can find the schedule and more information here in this article.
Claim the Beta Rewards!
What would a trip to Sanctuary be without a variety of unique rewards? If you play Diablo 4 during Open Beta and/or Early Access, you can earn three rewards, such as this Beta Wolf Pack upon reaching level 20 (above in the picture), collect. If you unlock these rewards, you’ll receive them at launch of Diablo 4. While we advised you to try all heroes, a few hours on “Veteran” mode should be enough to level a hero to level 20. For more information on the beta rewards, see this article here.