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How To Download and Play Diablo 2: Resurrected Early Access Beta

Friday the 13th, a fitting date for the Diablo 2 Beta!

By Kyle Knight

August 13, 2021

The Early Access Beta for Diablo 2: Resurrected is set to arrive today (August 13th) for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Blizzard has also revealed that a second Beta will take place a week later on August 20th. But for now, here’s everything you need to know about the first Early Access Beta for Diablo 2: Resurrected.

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What Is The Diablo 2: Resurrected Beta?

The Diablo 2: Resurrected Beta will be split into two weekends. Beginning on Friday, August 13th is the Early Access Beta. This will run until Tuesday, August 17th.

Following on from the Early Access Beta, an Open Beta will run from Friday, August 20th until Monday, August 23rd.

Blizzard has also revealed that progression from the Early Access Beta will continue until the Open Beta weekend. However, progress will be completely reset when the full title releases on September 23rd, 2021.

If you’re eager to get your hands on Diablo 2’s remaster, here’s how you can play this weekend.

How To Download and Play The Diablo 2: Resurrected Early Access Beta

Thankfully, it’s not difficult gaining access to this weekend’s Early Access Beta. To play in the Diablo 2: Resurrected Early Access Beta from August 13th to 17th, simply pre-order the game from select retailers or direct from the Diablo website.

If players are to pre-order Diablo 2: Resurrected physically, a redeemable code should be available on their receipt. Simply enter this code into your platform of choice to begin downloading the Early Access Beta.

As for players who pre-ordered the title digitally, the Early Access Beta should be automatically available to download in your game library from August 11th as this is when the pre-loading for the Beta went live.

Should players have any issues with downloading and playing in the Early Access Beta, make sure to contact Activision Blizzard Support.

What Time Does The Early Access Beta Start?

Thanks to Activision Blizzard, we know exactly what time the Early Access Beta will kick off on August 13th. Check out the worldwide map below for the full list of release times.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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