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Diablo II: Resurrected's Technical Alpha Begins This Weekend With A Single-Player Test

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For those who have been waiting to get their hands on Diablo II: Resurrected, this weekend might be your chance if you're able to get into the technical alpha. This test run, starting on Friday, April 9th, will see Blizzard test out the single-player version of the remastered ARPG.

The first technical alpha was announced by Blizzard this morning as a single-player test with three of the ARPG's seven classes, with the Amazon, Barbarian and the Sorceress available to play. Additionally, those who are able to check out the work in progress remake will be able to play through the first full two acts of the ARPG, The Sightless Eye and The Secret of the Vizjerei, respectively.

The technical alpha isn't open to everyone, however, as Blizzard will be sending limited invites out this week to lucky players. However, if you're unable to get into the alpha, you'll be able to check it out from those who did as there is no NDA on the game. Invitations will be sent to PC players starting at 7am PT Friday morning to those who are chosen to participate.

The Diablo team also stresses that this is the first of many alpha tests to come, so if you don't get in this time, don't sweat as more opportunities will present themselves in the future. The technical alpha will be live from April 9th and run through the weekend, ending at 10am PT on Monday, April 12th.

In case you missed it or need a refresher, Diablo II: Resurrected is the remade version of Blizzard's genre-defining Diablo II, which was officially announced at Blizzcon 2021 in February. From 4K visuals, a switch to full 3D rendering, Diablo II: Resurrected aims to bring the iconic ARPG an updated coat of polish. All 27 minutes of the game's cutscenes have been remade shot for shot, and the updated version brings features such as Dolby 7.1 surround sound - as well as bring the game to consoles. For those of you still sporting your old save files, by the way? Yea, those will work with Resurrected as well when it launches. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore