Blizzard Entertainment announced on August 21st, “Diablo II Resurrected]We have started an open beta weekend where you can experience the same work for free. The target platforms are PC (Battle.net) and PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X | S / Xbox One, which are scheduled to end at 2:00 am on August 24, Japan time.
“Diablo II Resurrected” is a modern remake of “Diablo II” released in 2000. The original version of the hack and slash ARPG, which is famous as a masterpiece, has undergone a major overhaul of its visual and QoL aspects, and is attracting attention mainly from fans at the time. In the alpha test, which was conducted prior to the beta test, this magazine also reported on the gameplay of the same work (related article). In this weekend’s open beta test, all users of the platform under test will be able to experience the game for free.
In this beta test, you can experience two chapters, ACT I and ACT II, which are the beginning of the commercial version. There are five character classes available during the test: Barbarian, Sorceress, Amazones and Druid and Paladin. In the product version, Necromancer and Assassin will appear, and all 7 classes will be available as in the original version.
Multiplayer features are still available during beta testing, allowing you to enjoy co-op with your friends. For Xbox Series X | S / Xbox One and PlayStation 5 / PlayStation 4, test participation and multiplayer are possible even if you have not subscribed to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus during the open beta period. Multiplayer in the retail version requires subscription to these services (single-player can be played without subscription).
“Diablo II Resurrected” will be released on September 24th this year. The supported platforms are PC / PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X | S / Xbox One / Nintendo Switch, which supports cross-progression (save data sharing between models). The open beta test is currently being distributed for all platforms except Nintendo Switch, and is scheduled to end at 2:00 am on August 24, Japan time. Please note that the save data during this test period will not be carried over to the product version.