Diablo 2: Resurrected Open Beta Is Live Now

You can start playing Resurrected in the open beta now.

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Blizzard Entertainment is currently running an open beta test for Diablo II: Resurrected, which follows an earlier invite-only test. Blizzard ran through all the details in a blog post, and we've rounded up the key information below.

Diablo II: Resurrected Open Beta

The Resurrected open beta runs August 20-23. The open beta is free and open to everyone, regardless of preorder status. It runs until August 23 at 10 AM PT.

Of note, Blizzard's blog and social media posts have different end dates for the Diablo II: Resurrected early access and beta periods, with the official blog post saying the testing periods will end a day later. Here's to hoping that is the case. The beta features the chance to see what the game has to offer, and with a release date in just a few months, it should be pretty close to the final product.

Xbox Live Gold And PS Plus Requirements

Xbox Live Gold is required for the early access beta but not the open beta, but it will be required at launch. PlayStation Plus is not required for early access or the open beta, but you will need a membership to use multiplayer features at launch.

Not Available On Switch

The Diablo II: Resurrected early access and open betas are not available on Switch. Blizzard said in a blog post, "We are working closely with our platform partners to ensure a successful launch of Diablo II: Resurrected on all platforms," but it didn't say why Switch is being left out. That said, everyone who pre-orders on Switch gets the Heritage of Arreat transmog at launch.

Multiplayer And Cross-Progression

The early access and open beta tests support cross-progression, but for the early access beta specifically, you will need to have pre-ordered Resurrected or the Prime Evil Collection on each platform. In terms of multiplayer, up to eight people can play together in one game.

What's Playable

Act I: The Sightless Eye and Act II: The Secret of the Vizjerei will be playable in the early access and open beta tests. The new cinematics for both chapters are also present in the tests. Five of the game's seven playable classes are available in the early access and beta tests, including the Amazon, Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, and Paladin. The Assassin and Necromancer will be available at launch.

Progress

Progress from the Diablo II: Resurrected early access test carries forward to the open beta, but Blizzard did not say if this progress also applies to the full game launch.

System Requirements For PC

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720

RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Diablo II: Resurrected officially launches on September 23. Parent company Activision Blizzard is currently being sued by the state of California over claims about its "frat boy" culture and discrimination and harassment of women.

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