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Diablo 2 Alpha release date and Resurrected Alpha launch time revealed

It won’t be long before the first public test of Diablo 2 Resurrected on PC, with more plans in place to expand it to a second technical launch.

For now, the upcoming Diablo 2 Alpha will be limited to the PC platform, with everyone who has signed up having a chance of being chosen.

The only downside is that there will only be a small group chosen from the fans who have joined the technical test.

The Diablo 2 Alpha will only include a limited amount of content, but it sounds like there will be plenty to explore.

Here’s what Blizzard has confirmed as part of the Diablo 2 Alpha Techincal experience:

The Sightless Eye

Players will begin their adventure from the Rogue Encampment, a quaint site populated by survivors of the Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye, as they begin their search for the Dark Wanderer. However, an obstacle blocks the path, the one who supplanted the Sisterhood from the Rogue Monastery stands in between you and the way east. Confront Andariel, Maiden of Anguish, in a climactic showdown.

The Secret of the Vizjerei

If successful, the pursuit continues. Players will travel eastward to the Jewel of the Desert, the city of Lut Gholein. Although, this trading port isn’t the beautiful pinnacle of commerce it used to be. Following the Dark Wanderer’s visit, it is rife with evil. At night townspeople go missing and there are rumors of undead abominations skulking in the sewers.

WHEN DOES THE DIABLO 2 ALPHA START ON PC?

The Diablo 2 Alpha release date has been scheduled for Friday, April 9, at 3pm BST and will only be open to only those how have been invited.

A limited selection of players who opted-in for Technical Alpha will be chosen randomly for access and will receive instructions on how to participate via email.

Blizzard has also confirmed that the Diablo 2 Alpha will conclude for all testers on Monday, April 12, at 6pm BST.

Time is running out to find out if you have been selected for the technical test and Blizzard has said that everyone should have received the good news by 7am PST on Friday.

During the D2R Alpha, participants will be able to choose from three of the seven classes and be able to play through the entirety of the first two Acts of the game.

This will include choosing between the Barbarian, the swift and agile Amazon, or the spell slinging Sorceress.

Blizzard has also teased that during the technical test, at least one user will be chosen to take part in a future Alpha by watching selected Twitch streams.

The development team has also warned that the Diablo 2 Alpha will be single-player, telling gamers this week:

“Diablo II: Resurrected will launch with multiplayer, however, for the scope of this test we will be focusing on early game systems, the three playable classes, and client performance data. We will be including multi-player in an upcoming playable testing phase.

“Although the Technical Alpha is single-player, an internet connection is still required to download the client and play the single-player in the test. The final game will permit off-line play in single-player mode, but you will be required to connect to the internet periodically to check for updates.”

Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha – Release date news coming this week?

Blizzard is launching a hotly anticipated remake this year, and a recent update suggests we could be finding out more about it very soon.

As part of the Diablo 2 Resurrected release, the development team plans at least two Alpha tests.

This will help balance gameplay and work out any kinks when it comes to the overall experience.

This will also provide a way for Blizzard to gather vital information from the fans testing the game.

And from what has been shared by Inven this week, there could be a Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha kicking off this week.

Based on the information listed on the South Korean site, big Diablo 2 news could be shared on April 9.

The translated report from Inven reads: “Diablo 2: Resurrection received approval for a test game from the Game Management Committee on the 1st.

“According to the announcement,’Diablo 2: Resurrection’ will be tested from April 9th ​​to 13th. The number of evaluation personnel is stated as 19,999. Diablo 2: Resurrection received a rating that youths are not allowed to use.”

This suggests that the first Diablo 2 Alpha could be arriving this week, however, Blizzard has not shared any details on its plans yet.

So like with all reports, it will be worth taking this latest update with a big pinch of salt until we learn more from Blizzard.

A warning from Blizzard reads: “Just a heads-up to everyone interested in Diablo II: Resurrected and the Tech Alpha…

“Don’t fall for scams. I’ve seen numerous places state they are running contests or giving away access. That isn’t true. The best way to get in is to opt-in on http://Diablo2.com.”

For those who would prefer a more nostalgic experience, players will be able to freely switch back-and-forth between the modern graphics and the original experience at any time with the press of a button.

And while Diablo II: Resurrected may look like an all-new game, Diablo II’s signature gameplay and systems are completely intact, quirks and all, adding a few highly requested quality of life improvements, such as a shared stash.

The full description adds: “Diablo II was a pivotal game for Blizzard and millions of players around the world. With Diablo II: Resurrected, we’re excited to bring this classic back to PC and also to consoles – with cross-progression on supported platforms – so that players can relive their memories, or experience Diablo II’s timeless gameplay for the first time, on their platform of choice,’ said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment.”

Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha comes with a big release date warning

The first of two Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha tests will be kicking off this year, and gamers can choose to opt-in right now.

However, with so much buzz surrounding the return of the remastered classic, Blizzard is also warning that fake D2 Alphas are being shared online.

According to Blizzard community development lead Adam Fletcher, misleading information regarding fake Diablo 2 Resurrected giveaways are being shared online.

The purpose of these new scams is unknown but are likely being set up so they can steal data from those thinking they are legitimate.

Fletcher shared the warning on Twitter, telling gamers that the only way to join the Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha is to sign up on the official website.

So any offers of getting early access or getting an Alpha code in any other way should be ignored.

Fletcher posted this week: “Just a heads-up to everyone interested in Diablo II: Resurrected and the Tech Alpha…

Don’t fall for scams. I’ve seen numerous places state they are running contests or giving away access. That isn’t true. Best way to get in is to opt-in on http://Diablo2.com!”

And it’s likely that more scams will surface in the lead up to the official Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha release date.

There has been no word on when the first tests will be taking place, or how long they might last

To opt-in and have a chance to play the Alpha, gamers will need to set up a Battle Net account.

But it’s unclear at this point which platforms will host the upcoming testing phase, and if it will be limited to PC platforms.

Diablo 2 Resurrected is scheduled to launch this year, meaning we should see the first Alpha test pop up in the coming months.

The best part of the new announcement is that D2 will be launching later this year on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

That’s a huge number of platforms to cover and means there will be plenty of room for the community to grow and play the game on whatever platform they think best.

“Diablo II was a pivotal game for Blizzard and millions of players around the world. With Diablo II: Resurrected, we’re excited to bring this classic back to PC and also to consoles – with cross-progression on supported platforms – so that players can relive their memories, or experience Diablo II’s timeless gameplay for the first time, on their platform of choice,’ said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment.

“With the new high-resolution audio and video in Diablo II: Resurrected, the game is as fun and engrossing today as it was twenty years ago.”

For those who would prefer a more nostalgic experience, players will be able to freely switch back-and-forth between the modern graphics and the original experience at any time with the press of a button.

And while Diablo II: Resurrected may look like an all-new game, Diablo II’s signature gameplay and systems are completely intact, quirks and all, adding a few highly requested quality of life improvements, such as a shared stash.