The Diablo 2: Resurrected single-player technical alpha is kicking off this coming weekend. Starting on Friday, April 9th, at 7:00 AM PT, a set of randomly selected players who opted into the technical test will be able to play Diablo 2: Resurrected for the very first time. The technical alpha will conclude at 10 PM PT on Monday, April 12th.
Participants in the closed-alpha will have the chance to try out three classes: Barbarian, Amazon, and Sorceress. Players will be able to battle their way through a sacred monetary to fight the Maiden of Anguish and then face off against Duriel, the Lord of Pain, in the deserts of Lut Gholein.
According to Blizzard's press release, there will be no level cap during the test, so participants will be able to level up their characters to their heart's content for the four-day technical test.
"Diablo II: Resurrected contains massively upgraded visuals with stunning 4K resolution, full 3D physically-based rendering, as well as a complete audio remaster in Dolby Surround 7.1 sound," Blizzard explained in the official press release. "Everything in the Technical Alpha will be a work in progress but we look forward to hearing any and all feedback from players as we test how Diablo II’s timeless gameplay fits with some of the refinements we are working on, such as auto gold pickup, shared stash, and controller support."
Blizzard also clarified that while this test is single-player focused, they will also be conducting a multiplayer test later in the year. If you would like to opt-in for the multi-player technical test happening later this year, you can do so here.
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