After some teasing ahead of the latest dev livestream, Blizzard has revealed that Diablo 4 will get a stress test, aka the Server Slam, taking place from 12 to 14 May 2023. If you want to know the exact start time for the Diablo 4 Server Slam in your region, then we've got you covered.
This article reveals the precise start and end times for the Diablo 4 Server Slam test and also includes a countdown clock so you don't miss out on a second of the ARPG action in Sanctuary come 12 May 2023.
Update on 16 May 2023: The Server Slam is now complete. We look forward to the launch and bringing you a plethora of Diablo 4 guides.
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Diablo 4 Server Slam Start & End Time Per Region
No, there is no endgame open beta for Diablo 4. Instead, this Server Slam beta is all about stress testing the server infrastructure, as the name might suggest, and we suspect some players will run into error code 34202.
Most Diablo fans already know that the Server Slam stress test will take place on the weekend of 12 to 14 May 2023. However, some are confused about the exact Diablo 4 Server Slam start and end times for their region. The table below outlines the exact start and end times so you can jump in and help to try and break the servers...
|Region||Diablo 4 Server Slam Start Time||Server Slam Stress Test End Time|
|Americas (US PDT)||12:00 (Noon)||12:00 (Noon)|
|Asia (KST)||03:00 (13 May)||03:00 (15 May)|
With the exact start and end time for the Server Slam Diablo 4 stress test in hand, you shouldn't have any trouble getting in unless queue issues occur again, which is expected for a stress test, to be frank.
Remember, the Diablo 4 Server Slam test has a character level cap of 20, features the Fractured Peaks zone, and runs for 48 hours in total. It has all the gameplay changes from beta learnings, as well as character class balance changes.
Countdown to Diablo 4 Server Slam End Time
Update - The Server Slam is now live and we've updated our countdown clock to reflect how long you have to play it before it ends!
Below, you can find a countdown clock for the Diablo 4 Server Slam release/launch. You can stare at it and maybe plan your Diablo 4 character build before the stress test gets underway.
Remember, apart from the previous beta rewards, such as the Wolf Pack and player titles, you can also get the Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy to use when Diablo 4 launches if you meet the requirements during the Server Slam stress test. This is exclusive to the beta test in May, so don't miss out.
In case you missed it, you can check out the full, latest Diablo 4 dev livestream featuring special guest host Rhykker below.
We simply can't wait for the Diablo 4 Server Slam stress test to begin, and we hope you all join us in Sanctuary to see if we can break the servers before launch. With the exact start and end times per region, you can mark your calendars and set your alarms.
If anything changes or the Server Slam test for Diablo 4 gets extended for any region, we will endeavor to update this article.
Diablo 4 Server Slam End Time Countdown FAQ
What is the Diablo 4 server slam?
The upcoming 'Server Slam' is the last open beta for Diablo 4. Previous beta tests caused frustration for some players due to extended wait times and difficulties accessing the game. This final server stress test is expected to run more smoothly and is the last opportunity for Activistion to get things right ahead of the launch on June 6.
Is the Diablo 4 Server Slam free?
Yes - The purpose of this test is to stress test the servers by allowing anyone to play for free and seeing how they handle a large influx of players.
What time does the Diablo 4 server slam start?
The 'Server Slam' beta for Diablo 4 will commence on Friday, May 12 at specific times. For the west coast of North America, it begins at 12 p.m. PDT, while for the east coast of North America, it starts at 3 p.m. EDT. Western Europe/Paris will commence at 9 p.m. CEST, while the UK will begin at 8 p.m. BST. For Japan/Tokyo, it will start on Saturday, May 13, at 4 a.m. JST.
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