Diablo 4 roadmap: DLSS 2 in beta, DLSS 3 at launch, and ray tracing at some point

Diablo 4 roadmap: DLSS 2 in beta, DLSS 3 at launch, and ray tracing at some point

Nvidia DLSS 2 and Reflex will be onboard for the launch of the Diablo 4 beta, which will allow players to smash their way through the prologue and the first act of the world of Sanctuary from March 17th to 19th. According to Blizzard, Nvidia DLSS 3 with frame generation should be available in time for the start of the action role-playing game on June 6, while real-time ray tracing should only be integrated “at some point” later.

Diablo 4 Beta with Nvidia DLSS 2 and Reflex

When tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central European Time the first open beta phase of Diablo 4

Nvidia DLSS 3 should be ready for release

As Blizzard and Nvidia have already officially announced, DLSS 3 will only be integrated into the dark action role-playing game on June 6th. The developers would thus also take into account the system requirements of the final version, which are likely to be (significantly) higher than assumed.

Diablo 4 Beta: System requirements should be (significantly) higher

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The supposedly low system requirements for the Diablo 4 beta come at the cost of graphics limitations. So the minimum requirements only apply to 1080p “native” resolution, 720p “rendered” resolution and the minimum graphics settings at 30 frames per second.

Diablo 4 will also get ray tracing “eventually”.

DLSS 3 could become a big topic for Diablo 4 players at the latest when real-time ray tracing, which is neither integrated in the beta nor for the release in June, makes its way into the game. Currently, Blizzard has not announced more than the maximum requirements for 1080p, 60 fps and the medium level of detail.

Diablo 4 Beta: Leveling Rewards and World Boss Dates

It is still unclear when ray tracing will be found in Diablo 4. The developers only vaguely say that the feature will be integrated into the game “at some point”. There is also little information about the Battle Pass or the shop integrated in the game. After the disaster with Diablo Immortal, which caused negative reviews in particular due to its gambling mechanisms, the publisher is still keeping the entire topic of monetization completely under wraps for the time being.

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The preload for pre-orders has started

The preload of the beta has already started for pre-orderers and there was a big surprise: When downloading, it makes a huge difference whether you only select the base game or also the high-res package.

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Diablo 4 Beta: Preload started, High-Res package doubles download size

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