Diablo 3 Opening to Everyone, for Three Days Only
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, you can play Diablo 3 without the need to have a beta key or an invite from Blizzard this weekend. That means Diablo 3 is in open beta, and beginning this Friday (April 20) at 12:01 p.m. PDT, everyone can play it as long as he/she has a valid Battle.net account. You can download the beta client here.
You can play each of the five characters up to level 13, and you can also team up with your friends to enjoy the epic story. Remember that the open beta just lasts for 3 days which mean it will end on April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. You can't afford to waste a single minute so just check out something you need to know about the OBT.
What steps do I need to take?
1. Log in or create a Battle.net account at http://www.battle.net
2. Create your BattleTag, which is required to play Diablo III (What is BattleTag?)
3. Download the game client, install, and play between 12:01 p.m. PDT April 20 and 10:00 a.m. PDT April 23
Are there any differences for stress test participants versus invited closed beta testers?
Stress test participants will only be able to access the beta between Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), and Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. In addition, stress test participants will not have access to post in the beta forums and will not be provided Beta Bucks for use in testing the currency-based auction house.
Can all regions/countries participate?
Due to regional differences and features of the stress test client, Korean players will not be able to partake in the stress test weekend. However, beginning the week of April 23, we will be conducting a separate, invitation-only closed beta test that will give players in Korea a chance to try out the game, along with players in the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.