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Diablo 2 Resurrected Open Beta Starts Today

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The open beta for Diablo 2 Resurrected begins today at 10a PDT. Here are the details.

If you recall, Diablo 2 Resurrected held an Early Access weekend this past weekend. If you played it, sound off with your thoughts below. If you haven’t played it, however, you’ll have your chance today when it goes live at 10a PDT.

As a quick recap, Diablo 2 Resurrected is a remake of Blizzard’s iconic ARPG set to release on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles. Today’s open beta will run through August 23. This beta will include two new classes specifically for testing in the Druid and Paladin. The beta will also include the classes available from the alpha.

The other classes, the Assassin and Necromancer, will be added once the game launches as per the FAQ. What won’t be included in the open beta is the Nintendo Switch. The FAQ doesn’t explicitly state why Nintendo’s console won’t be included in beta. You can learn more about today’s beta here.

Diablo 2 Resurrected’s open beta today arrives amidst the ongoing lawsuit wherein Activision Blizzard is being sued by the state of California’s agency regarding allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, particulary for women of color.

In recent weeks, several high profile executives have left the company like former President J. Allen Brack. Brack is replaced by Jen Oneill and Mike Ybarra who are “co-leaders” at the company. Throughout the lawsuit, Blizzard employees have organized and have called upon management to address their demands to make their workplace safe, transparent, and inclusive. Several have called for unionization including ArenaNet cofounder Jeff Strain.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.