Most of you guys have already seen these leaked images filling up our , but if you haven’t, check ’em out. They don’t show anything amazing, just the various stages of the Beta Client install, but they’re very good at instilling a WANT in your heart.
Anyone can do this, incidentally. You don’t need a beta invite, just a link to the beta client download. The tricky part is that even if you get it, you can only poke through the menus and salivate, since you must have a valid Battle.net account with Diablo III beta access to play.
It’s still pretty though, and you’ll never watch a progress bar as closely or impatiently as you watch this one, when your time comes. All the images are in our Beta Interface gallery, or you can click the links below.
- The downloader is a cool looking program with a bunch of options that are mostly grayed out.
- Before you start you have to read the fine print (or at least scroll past it),
- When the client download is finally running, it might seem like the longest/slowest progress bar ever. Pro tip: update your drivers while you wait.
- Finally, after all that… the PLAY is a lie!
You might also be curious to read the full User Agreement from the Beta Client. To our surprise it includes an NDA about all game info and content, after we’d been repeatedly told the Diablo 3 Beta would not fall under an NDA. Possibly this is an artifact of the Friends and Family beta, and the NDA won’t be in place when the full version gets going
later this week fairly soon™?