Well that was quick. The Diablo 3 Necromancer beta is now live and the first pool of testers have been granted access.
Should you be granted access, the following instructions will help get you up and running. Also, if you are taking part let us know in the comments and tell us what you think so far.
Step 1: If you were invited to the beta test, verify that your account has been granted a beta license in Blizzard Account Management.
Step 2: Download and install the Blizzard launcher.
Step 3: Once you have installed the Blizzard launcher, log in with your credentials and select Diablo III from the menu on the left-hand side.
Step 4: On the Diablo III screen, there is a drop-down menu above the “Play” button (note that this may say “Install” if you do not have Diablo III currently installed). Select ” Necromancer Beta Test” from this drop-down menu before proceeding.
Step 5: You should now have the option to install and play the beta.
Beta Character Copy:
The option to copy your existing Diablo III characters from your live account to the beta will be available and can be done directly through the beta client.
Step 1: Log into the beta client and create a level 1 character. After you’re done, return to the main character screen.
Step 2: Note the “PTR Copy” button at the top right of the Home Screen. (This button will not appear in-game until you have created a new level 1 character.)
Step 3: Select your region.
Step 4: Click “Copy.” This will copy all characters on your account from the selected region.
Step 5: You may be disconnected from the beta client.
Step 6: Log back in. Your copied characters will be available for play.
Please note that you can only copy characters from one gameplay region at a time. If you choose to copy characters from a different region, any previously copied beta characters will be lost.
In addition, you can only copy characters over to your beta account once every 24 hours. Attempting to copy characters before this cooldown is up will result in an error.
As well as the above instructions to get started, there are patch notes to check over which can be checked out on the official site.
A few streams are also popping up on Twitch now if you fancy checking those out.