Clear your schedule this Saturday for a reunion with some old pals. Blizzard announced a Diablo 2 remaster was in the works last February, and a mere two months later, the game is already in a test-worthy state. What do you have to do to get your hands on this early version — preorder the game? Spam your friends’ social media accounts? Nay, the only requirement is that you must have signed up on the Diablo website to receive tests like this.
Is it too late? We don’t know, but even if it isn’t, only a select number of Diablo fans will get the chance to try out Diablo 2: Resurrected on PC. Also, this test will concern the single-player mode only, and it will have a limited number of classes available. But it’s still Diablo 2, rebirthed in 4K resolution, full 3D physically-based rendering and Dolby Surround 7.1 sound. Who’s complaining?
For the Technical Alpha, participants will be able to choose from three of the seven classes and be able to play through the entirety of the first two Acts of the game. Fight as the fierce melee focused Barbarian, the swift and agile Amazon, or the spell slinging Sorceress. Avenge the Rogues as you battle your way to their sacred Monastery and take on the Maiden of Anguish, Andariel before traveling East to the desolate deserts of Lut Gholein for the ultimate showdown with the Lord of Pain himself, Duriel. There will be no level cap, so all participants will be able to power up and upgrade their characters as much as they want until the end of the Technical Alpha.
If you’re one of the chosen few, you’ll receive an invite from Blizzard later this week — keep watching that inbox. The alpha begins Friday, April 9, and runs until Monday, April 12. And if you don’t make the cut, you’ll want to be signed up for tests anyway…more are on the way, such as the multiplayer mode alpha coming later this year.