Thursday, April 12, 2012

275,000 Diablo III beta invites

Community Manager

We’re in the process of sending out 275,000 Diablo III beta invites to our opt-in testers. As it’ll take us a while to notify all the lucky invitees, we recommend heading to your Account Management and seeing if you’ve received a Diablo III beta license. If you have, you’re good to go! Download the beta client and use your account and password to log in once it’s installed. While you’re logged into your Account Management page though, don’t forget to create your BattleTag. You can choose this permanent account-wide nickname by clicking on the BattleTag “Create one now” link on the left side of your main Account page. Choose wisely as there’s no current ability to change it. A BattleTag is required to play Diablo III, and so whether you get into beta or not you should pick one while you’re there.

Keep in mind that with such a large amount of invites for our test hardware we fully expect a strong possibility of stress test issues, such as an inability to log in, disconnections, and potential lag/latency. We’ll also be testing our queuing system ,which you may see when attempting to enter a game.

Thank you for your continued help, feedback, and patience as we approach the May 15 release.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Update Friday April 13th, 8:15 AM (GMT -05:00 / EST)

A tweet was sent to Jay Wilson @ Blizzard this morning to confirm what we felt may be an issue that may have limited Beta access to those who currently do not have an active Blizzard subscription.

People are very excited. Will ones that do NOT have active subscriptions be getting Beta Keys this time around? Thanks Jay!

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