Beta is Live – It could be you!

Beta is Live – It could be you!

That’s right folks the Beta is live for one and all. No more speculation, no more worrying about start dates, all you have to worry about is whether you will be selected or not.

The fiery gates leading to the Burning Hells have begun to swing open, and the Diablo III beta test is officially underway. Invitations to participate in the beta test are now being delivered to the chosen heroes. As with beta tests for other Blizzard Entertainment games, the testing process for Diablo III will occur in phases. In addition to selecting players who have opted in via their accounts, we’ll also be providing keys through beta promotions and giveaways — stay tuned for more info. We welcome those invited to provide feedback or report bugs on the official forums.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

We’d like to remind those looking forward to an invite to be wary of phishing attempts. If you believe you’ve received an invite to the Diablo III beta test, it’s best to refrain from clicking on any links in the email, and instead log in to your account to see if a Diablo III beta game account was granted. Or, if you were sent a key, attempt to add it manually by going to the Add or Upgrade a Game section of the account management page.

For those who have received an invite to the beta test, we thank you for helping us test out our server stability and hardware. For those of you still hoping for an invite, we wish you the best of luck and hope you’ll keep an eye out for some of the beta-key giveaways and promotions we’ll have right here on the Diablo III community site.

Mike Morhaime also added his thoughts in the PR.
“Our goal is to create the best action role-playing game experience to date, building on everything we’ve learned since the release of Diablo II and incorporating the powerful features of the new platform. We hope players enjoy participating in the beta test and we look forward to hearing their feedback.”

Congratulations to the forum member who correctly guessed the beta start date in our pool on the forums – I won’t say who is so if he reads this the surprise isn’t ruined. For correctly guessing he wins nothing apart from eternal bragging rights. The only date left to guess correctly now is the release date. That pool has been going since 2008, why not add your own guess date.

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    92 thoughts on “Beta is Live – It could be you!

    1. Just because you haven’t gotten an invite yet doesn’t mean you won’t!  All teh emails can’t go out at once, ya know?  Keep refreshing that inbox!  😀

      • I didn’t think they were sending out emails? Early reports suggest that people’s accounts are being flagged for beta with no email or announcement.

    2. sigh… i’ve never been so happy and sad at the same time… we’re one step closer to a release… but sadly i was not one of the chosen “heroes”. Hope not all the first round invites have gone out, though I’m willing to bet they have. Congrats to anyone who got one, hoping I’ll get lucky…

    3. The account flags for everyone selected for the beta will probably take a few hours to parse.  Invites will most likely continue to be given out for the rest of the day.  If you haven’t gotten one yet all hope is not lost, but if ya got nothing in your email or more importantly no beta client in your by tomorrow morning then yeah…  Invest in your poison of choice to drown your sorrows…  Well back to mashing the F5 key for me with my fingers crossed, good luck all!

    4. Some git tried to hack my battlenet account last night so it was locked today while they were choosing people >.>

      So I think I’m not gonna be chosen… boo…

    5. Just going to point out that your accounts will likely show the Beta hours before you actually get the email.

    6. Just going to point out that your accounts will likely show the Beta hours before you actually get the email

    7. Does anyone know if the Beta will start only in the US ❓  I heard it was, I also remember that after the US they will include Europe. Can anyone confirm this info for me? Also I have not heard anything about other continents, like Asia, South America etc. Does anyone knows if they will have a Beta for these regions ❓ I know I was able to sign in for the Beta, I’m from South America, I even downloaded that thing from to test my PC.

        • I highly doubt that .. Euro site doesn’t even have BETA announcement like US official site made and announcement of its frontpage.

          No sign of BETA here whatsoever except people in the forum making topics .. nothing official at all.

          Also .. despite the BETA running on US servers with US clients for both US and EU .. in F&F BETA .. US F&F people got their invites ahead of EU people .. there was few days/week difference between the two if i remember correctly.

    8. Holy monkey balls! Sweet! I don’t think anyone got an invite yet (besides fansites and such)

      BTW, has anyone got an wierd -login- issues as of late? I just logged in and it said “Welcome, Ravenhoe!” Wtf?…

    9. As the fiery gates of Hell burst open, powerful runes inscribed “F5” crush souls as they become depressed into magical machines across the mortal plane. The souls weep. And weep. One can only hope the angels shall sing and release the strong evil forces binding these poor souls to these magical runes.

    10. WTF? Are you serious? It just said I was logged in as you… so I logged out and back into mine… again, WTF?

      • Ok it looks like that annoying bug is back. It happened when they first got everything swtich over to the new stuff.

    11. Nothing in my account, just wow and alot of D2 games :/ Oh well, I don’t mind NOT getting into the beta, I’m just happy it’s out.. which means the game will (hopefully) be here sooner!

    12. No invite yet, boo… I just got Gears of War 3 in the mail today, but if I got into D3 beta I think I’d just set that aside… C’mon Blizzard!

    13. Cool beans! Hoping I get in! I have too much free time to be wasting on trivial things like household chores, paying bills and being generally responsible. I need to slay demons!

    14. no one other than press is reporting receiving a key atm.  It would appear press was the first wave of closed beta.

    15. could someone tell me, is the EU wave coming after the US wave or at the same time, ive read different things and now im confused haha

    16. Well I think battlenet is flooded with inquiries. I tried to check my battlenet account and it says ‘temporarily down.’
      Regardless I doubt I will get in. I don’t play WOW anymore I’m just burned out and never was interested in SC2. So I don’t have an active account.

      • Pretty sure it doesn’t matter… just as long as you have a blizzard game attached to your account…

    17. I don’t think I got in, are we supposed to be getting emails? I thought it was just going to be linked to our account…. If thats the case then i’m not in 🙁 to bad.

    18. The EU SC2 servers will be down for maintenance until 11 CET, so after that our we should expect the EU beta keys.

    19. Sad to see no one posting that they got D3 beta in this thread… Well here’s to possibly getting tomorrow morning or on phase two! I say screw phase 2 and just surprise release, and turn those frowns upside down! 🙂

    20. Alright! And since I never get selected for these damn things… I’ll be hoping they eventually give beta keys with a game preorder.

    21. you know a thought came to mind. If someone did get a key do you think they would post it or would they be busy playing for 4 days straight then remember oh maybe I should post/blog/tell a friend? Either way congrats to anyone who got a entry and good luck to everyone else on getting in.

      • Not ONE post from an opt in though.  Not on ANY fansites,  the official forums etc.    I find that impossible to believe.

    22. My beta key got lost on the way to my mailbox, Please send me yours! Blizzard can you send me a new one?     I’m dying here…. 😥

    23. Haha noooo 🙁 i had 2 unread emails when i found out that the beta was live, but none were from blizzard….

      • I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say with the information I’ve currently seen,  only press got in so far.

        • Agreed.  I scanned the entire forum on this topic, and this forum, and not one person is jumping up and down screaming “I GOT IN!!!” or “HAHA YOU LOSERS!!!”  I’m sure there may be a few trolls lying about it, but I didn’t even see much of that.  I’m sure the screenshots of email invites and account flags will start pouring in after the first wave of “normal people.”  I don’t know what Blizzard’s lil attack plan is, but I would hope they want a lot more stress testers than the press and soon.

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