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Diablo 2 Resurrected Technical Alpha Test: Dates, times, how to join and content

What you need to know about the Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha test, including the dates and times, the content, and how you can join.

At BlizzConline 2021, Blizzard finally revealed Diablo 2: Resurrected to the world. Fans of the iconic Diablo franchise are in for a treat, as the first Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha test begins in April 2021. Here's everything you need to know about the Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha test, including the start and end dates, times, content lucky fans can experience, as well as how you can get a shot at joining in.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha dates and times

The Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha test has some strict dates and times.

Diablo 2 resurrected technical alpha test dates times how to join content(Picture: Blizzard)

Players will only be able to test out the remaster for roughly three days.

  • Start date and time: 9th April 2021 at 14:00 GMT.
  • End date and time: 12th April 2021 at 17:00 GMT.

With such tight dates and times for the first Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha test, those who manage to join should probably cancel their plans for the weekend.

How to join Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha

If you simply can't wait to play Diablo 2: Resurrected, you can still sign up for a chance at the Technical Alpha test, as well as future tests.

Follow the simple steps below to opt-in:

  • Head to the official Diablo 2 website.
  • Sign in to your Battle.net account.
  • Click on "Tech Alpha Opt-In".
  • Wait not-so-patiently for an email from Blizzard.

Diablo 2 resurrected technical alpha test dates times how to join content(Picture: Blizzard)

Signing up to the Technical Alpha of Diablo 2: Resurrected does not guarantee access, as you are only throwing your hat into the ring. Even pre-ordering the game does not give you access.

Don't forget to make sure your gaming rig meets the Diablo 2: Resurrected PC system requirements, at the very least.

 

Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha content

This is a single-player Technical Alpha test for Diablo 2: Resurrected.

Blizzard explains: "We’re going to start with a single-player technical alpha, and then we’ll have a second technical alpha after that, which is kind of multiplayer and stress testing."

Diablo 2 resurrected technical alpha test dates times how to join contentThe Barbarian (Picture: Blizzard)

Players will be able to enjoy three classes:

  • Barbarian
  • Amazon
  • Sorceress 

The Diablo 2: resurrected Technical Alpha will include the first two Acts of the game. Act 1 is entitled The Sightless Eye, while Act 2 is The Secret of the Vizjerei, in case you didn't play the original.

It is important to note that the improved cinematics won't be in the Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha test, as those aren’t finished just yet.

For those who have been invited to the Diablo 2: Resurrected Technical Alpha, just know we are quite jealous. 

Good luck to everyone who is participating in the test, or those who are still trying to get in. Hopefully, Blizzard will invite more and more players as the next tests begin.