Diablo IV Beta Bugs Hugely Helped Blizzard Improve the Game
Blizzard has said that the “rocky start” of the Diablo IV beta is helping pave the way for a smoother launch.
Early access to the beta version of Diablo IV it ran from March 17 to 19 for players who had pre-ordered the game, and the test led to queues lasting several hours for some players.
Some users also reported that once they were able to get into the game, crashes and an inability to connect with friends haunted the experience.
The Diablo 4 beta will be open to everyone from March 24 to 26, ahead of the game’s June release, and players should expect noticeable improvements, according to franchise boss Rod Fergusson.
“The word beta nowadays has been misunderstood, where people start calling things beta that [en realidad] It’s a marketing beta, and it’s just another term for a demo.” he told NME.
“That is not our case at all. Our beta is actually us testing our technology, especially on the server side. We had a bit of a difficult start on Friday.”
Ferguson added: “We released six hotfixes over the weekend, fixed dozens of issues, and all that work will pay off next weekend and then get ready for release.
Diablo IV launches on June 6 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC.