Some big days are coming up for the latest Diablo game. In March 2023, both the Diablo 4 Early Access weekend and Open Beta weekend will appear. Early access will happen first, of course, with the beta following. However, in case you’re wondering how you can participate, here’s how to get access to the Diablo 4 Early Access Weekend and Open Beta.
How do I get access to the Diablo 4 Early Access weekend?
This is basically a paid opportunity. You need to pre-order a copy of Diablo 4 to take part. A standard copy is $69.99. The Digital Deluxe with four days early access, Temptation Mount, Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor, and Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock is $89.99. The $99.99 Ultimate Edition includes everything in the Digital Deluxe version except for the Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock, but also adds an Accelerated Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock and Wings of the Creator Emote.
In many cases, it is as easy as pre-ordering the game, then logging into the client when this weekend takes place March 17-20, 2023. However, if you placed your pre-order someone else, say a physical store, you’ll have a code you need to redeem. This could have been emailed to you or appeared on the receipt you got. This is then entered at Battle.net. Also, if you are going to play the Early Access weekend on your PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X, you’ll be sent a PlayStation or Microsoft Store code to gain access to the beta.
Once you do all that, you can play from 9am PT/12pm ET on March 17, 2023 until 12pm PT/3pm ET on March 20, 2023.
How do I get access to the Diablo 4 open beta weekend?
This is much easier. First you download the beta client for Diablo 4. This will be available for via Battle.net or console storefronts. Then, you open it up to play at 9am PT/12pm ET on March 24, 2023. You can then keep playing until 12pm PT/3pm ET on March 27, 2023.
If you take part and hit certain milestones, you get bonus items for the full game. You get an Initial Casualty title if you reach Kyovashad. If you hit level 20 with a character, you get a Beta Wolf Pack cosmetic and an Early Voyager title. However, your characters and progress from the Early Access weekend and open beta won’t carry over to the full game.
Diablo 4 will launch on June 6, 2023 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.