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Play Diablo III for free this weekend

by Parm Mann on 20 April 2012, 17:18

Tags: Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)

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If you're finding the wait until May 15 to be unbearable, you're in luck as Blizzard will today publicly open the gates to the Diablo III beta.

A closed beta has already been running for a couple of months, but starting at 8pm today, anybody with a free battle.net account will be able to join in and get a taste of Diablo III right up until 6pm on Monday.

Blizzard's officially using this mass beta as a means to stress test the game and its associated servers prior to the May 15 release, but you needn't concern yourself with all that behind the scenes jiggery pokery. All you need to know is that the forecast says rain, and you have just 70 hours to get five classes up to level 13 in an effort to save the world from an impending demonic invasion.

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When you say 7 PM you mean 8 PM (BST) right?
I really hope that they get the connection issues sorted before release. I was in the previous beta and love the game but every ten minutes or so kept getting disconnected from the server even though I was playing single player. After bearing with it for an hour or two I finally got sick and uninstalled it.

I enjoyed what I seen but REALLY hope that they give you the option to play offline. Nothing worse than getting kicked out of a game due to poor connection or issue server side, its bad on multiplayer but unforgivable on single player games.
Great!Demon hunting stars shortly.
Well it says "19:01 GMT April 20 " so since we are GMT +1 at the moment its safe to say its 8:01pm for us, shame really i was looking forward to it earlier :D. Cant wait for this!.
Whoops, major time zone malfunction. It is 8pm, article has been updated.