Diablo III beta testing begins

Diablo III

Activision Blizzard announced earlier today that the closed beta for Diablo III, one of its most highly-anticipated titles, has finally kicked off.

Players invited to join the beta will be able to play as any of the five character classes — barbarian, witch doctor, monk, wizard, and demon hunter — and take on a boss known as the Skeleton King either alone or cooperatively with others. They will also have the opportunity to try out the game’s crafting and skill systems in addition to meeting up with artisans, followers, and other "key" characters from the world of Sanctuary.

"This closed beta test is an important milestone for us as we enter the final stages of development on Diablo III," said CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime. "Our goal is to create the best action role-playing game experience to date, building on everything we’ve learned since the release of Diablo II and incorporating the powerful features of the new Battle.net® platform. We hope players enjoy participating in the beta test and we look forward to hearing their feedback."

For those who are wondering how to sign for a chance to earn an invite for the beta, all it takes is the creation of a Battle.net account.

Diablo III currently has no release date, but is set to arrive on both PC and Mac when it is unleashed to the masses.


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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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