Diablo III Allows You To Let A Friend Try The Game For Free

By Ishaan . May 15, 2012 . 2:01pm

Blizzard are allowing Diablo III players to let their friends try the game out for free. All copies of the game, Blizzard announced this week, come with a Guest Pass key, which you can give to a friend. Your friend can then use the key to download and try out a limited version.


This limited version, called the “Starter Edition,” comes with these restrictions:


  • Act I up to the Skeleton King is available
  • Level 13 cap
  • Matchmaking available only with other Starter Edition players
  • No Real Money Auction House access


Once you’ve got the Starter Edition, if you like, you can upgrade it to the full version of the game. Details on how to download and/or upgrade the Diablo III Starter Edition are available here.

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  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    They always have starter editions for their games though o.O
    I got Diablo today, ok I didn’t play it because well… Error 37 and what not… *le sigh*

  • almond14

    and apparently someone already finished the game within 12 hours O.O


  • malek86

    Up to Skeleton King, and no more than level 13… essentially it’s the same as the beta, except without the bugs (I hope).

  • eilegz

    people should not BUY this game… the DRM and the downgrade its overwhelming compared to previous game, elimination of LAN, requirement of always online dont seem a good reason to support this


    • mirumu

      I stopped by the largest local game retailer where I live at lunchtime, and they were completely sold out. I was a bit disappointed at that. Either many simply don’t care, or the news about it’s downsides hasn’t got out.

      • andre.fobbe

         It wasn’t really any different with Starcraft II, so why should people care at this point? If you want to play Blizzard games, you’ll have to deal with it. It’s not going to change, it’s most likely going to become the standard for most PC games of the future.
        Not that I endorse these business practices, though. I dislike it just as much as you do.

        • mirumu

          In fairness people have been saying that for a long time, and these practices are as contentious as they ever were. I think we’re still well away from it becoming the standard just yet, but Blizzard is certainly making a good try of it. They aren’t immune to criticism though as Diablo III’s user ranking on Metacritic is beginning to show. Others like Ubisoft, aren’t having much luck with it at all and are more likely to abandon the PC completely due to poor sales. Then there’s the likes of CD Projekt (Witcher 2) who say they’ll never use DRM again. 

          I don’t know what others will do, it’s up to them, but I’d rather just not buy games that are so consumer unfriendly. 

  • VenerableSage

    It’s apparently only boxed/retail copies of Diablo III that have the Guest Pass.

  • Nitraion

    My contry so crazy about it..
    yet i don’t know why..

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