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Diablo 4 Open Beta Pre-Load Dates & Times, Download Size

What you need to know about pre-loading the Diablo 4 Open Beta, including the official dates and the download size.
Diablo 4 Open Beta Pre-Load Dates & Times, Download Size

In Diablo 4's Open Beta, players will once again return to Sanctuary to face the horde of the Burning Hells. If you want to get in as soon as humanly possible, then you will need to pre-download Diablo 4's Open Beta either for the Early Access version (if you've pre-ordered) or the one open to everyone from 24 to 26 March 2023.

This guide explains details surrounding Diablo 4's Open Beta pre-load, including when you can start the pre-loading process and the download size.

Update on 23 March 2023: We've updated this article with the official pre-load dates and times for Diablo 4's Open Beta weekends.

You can now pre-download Diablo 4's open beta on all platforms! Updated the download size.

Diablo 4 Open Beta Pre-Load Dates & Times

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Diablo 4 fans will be able to pre-load the Open Beta. (Picture: Blizzard)

In an updated blog post, Blizzard officially revealed the pre-load dates and times for the Diablo 4 beta weekends:

  • Early Access: Early Download begins Wednesday, March 15 at 9 a.m. PDT
  • Open Beta: Early Download begins Wednesday, March 22 at 9 a.m. PDT

Players who have already downloaded for Early Access do not need to download again for Open Beta. Those who have pre-purchased Diablo 4 will receive Early Access to the Open Beta from 17 to 19 March 2023. On the following weekend, the Open Beta will be available to everyone from 24 to 26 March 2023. 

How to Download Diablo 4 Open Beta

Check out the exact instructions on how you can download the Diablo 4 Open Beta once it becomes available.

Download Diablo 4 on PC:

  • Launch the Battle.net client. If Diablo IV is not already in your Favorites bar, you can add it by clicking on the + icon. Alternatively, you can find Diablo IV by accessing the All Games page. You’ll see Diablo IV at the top of the list.
  • Once you get to the Diablo IV Game Page. Click the blue button that says Install. The game will install and once it’s available, click Play to Launch.

Download Diablo 4 on Xbox

  • Launch the Xbox Store and search for Diablo IV–Open Beta. Select Download.

Download Diablo 4 on PlayStation

  • Launch the PlayStation Store and search for Diablo IV Open Beta. Select Download.

Diablo 4 Open Beta Download Size

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The Diablo 4 Open Beta will require 45 GB of available HDD space on PC. (Picture: Blizzard)

The actual Diablo 4 Beta download size is around 74 GB, as we have confirmed on our Xbox Series X.

The Open Beta download size may also vary from platform to platform. Diablo 4 will be available on PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S consoles, after all. 

While you wait for the Diablo 4 Open Beta pre-load to become available, why not watch the latest Developer Livestream Update focusing on the upcoming beta, the Armor system, and Strongholds?

So there you have it, the Diablo 4 Open Beta pre-load dates speculation, alongside the expected download size, so you can jump into Sanctuary as soon as humanly possible. We will endeavor to update this article once exact dates and times become available. 


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Seasons - Battle Pass Price | Diablo 4 Season Duration

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