Diablo 4The early access beta tests were overshadowed by technical issues, to which Blizzard responded with an important patch.
The Diablo 4 the fix has been published Official Blizzard Forums (opens in a new tab) and “contains updates to fix server stability issues [and is also] aims to fix and improve the queuing issues reported by console players since Early Access went live.”
Community Manager filthierich said: “Thank you all for taking the time to play the game, providing feedback and sharing your experiences with us.” This latest patch comes in the wake of many more server patches and is the latest effort from Blizzard to keep their beta servers stable. These issues were especially common on consoles, with PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S users having a harder time logging in than their PC counterparts.
Long queues and server instability weren’t the only issues players faced during the Early Access beta. In earlier post (opens in a new tab) from community manager PezRadar, it was noted that “players are sometimes unable to team up with other players while playing.” Other potential issues include “gumming that occurs when players move between zones” and “high RAM and graphics card usage occurring on select hardware.”
How can I play the beta?
Diablo 4The open beta will be available on March 24, so the server infrastructure of the isometric RPG will soon be under pressure again.
The Diablo 4 Open Beta is available to anyone who pre-purchases the title and gives participants the opportunity to earn special rewards when the game launches in June. We can only hope that the fixes and patches are enough to make beta testers have a smoother experience this time around.
Diablo’s last major title, Diablo 3 is over a decade old. Though [Diablo Immortal] attempted to fill this gap, heavy use of microtransactions and bland campaigns left players with a bad taste in their mouths. Given the content-filling drought Diablo fans have had to endure, Diablo 4 it sits on the shoulders of expectations in a big way.
Early signs look promising. Diablo 4 Maybe promises to be the best of the series so far. While the final product is still far away, I hope so Diablo 4The beta process will give Blizzard an opportunity to fix issues with the game before its June release. After all, beta testing is just that: testing. That said, while the developer has plenty of opportunity to learn from these early access issues, we still don’t know if Blizzard will keep up with launch day.
All the devils are here
While some of the server stability issues are quite significant, it’s worth keeping in mind Diablo 4The premiere is still a few months away, on June 6. These kinds of beta programs are a great opportunity for game developers to catch these kinds of initial issues before their product hits store shelves.
WITH World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Down Overwatch 2 server instability and long queues are not uncommon when it comes to the launch of Blizzard titles with significant online elements. That said, just because these issues are par for the course doesn’t mean they aren’t frustrating.
Overwatch 2 had 30,000 queues at launch with a three to four hour wait; sometimes it’s best to be careful when it comes to Blizzard releases. However, it might as well be Diablo 4initial issues that give Blizzard the opportunity it needs to deliver a smoother launch this time around.