Blizzard’s Diablo II: Resurrected will finally begin the time-limited single-player alpha test on Friday, April 9th!
Just recently, Blizzard Entertainment released an announcement for the commencement of the technical alpha test of Diablo II: Resurrected this week.
In a press release, the video game developer company confirms that the players who chose to be part of their technical alpha test will finally get to enjoy the game’s experience beginning April 9th from 3 PM BST to 6 PM BST on April 12th.
Diablo II: Resurrected
The Diablo series is an action role-playing video game initially produced by Blizzard North and now continued by Blizzard Entertainment. Just recently, the company announced the alpha test to run this week.
Currently, the full version is expected to come out this year. Moreover, the game is expected to be an expansion and remastered version of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
In the announcement, Blizzard encourages players who will take part in the alpha test to “live stream, capture, and publish gameplay footage, or take and publish as many screenshots as you like from anywhere in the game.”
Hence, players of the alpha test and viewers alike can expect to get a glimpse of the game’s planned features, which include the following:
- 4K Resolution
- Sound support for Dolby Surround 7.1
- Remade cinematics for 27 minutes
- Remade graphics
Alpha Test Mechanics
In the alpha test, players will expect solo-player-centered mechanics, along with three character classes available for selection, including Amazon, Barbarian, and Sorceress. Besides that, the press release includes information about no level caps for the alpha test. Hence, players can choose to play and upgrade their characters as much as they wish, until the Technical Alpha ends.
However, character progress made in the alpha test will not be carried over into the final version of the game. Similarly, the progression also cannot be forwarded into any future alpha and beta tests.
In the announcement, Blizzard confirms that the alpha test allows players to control the game any way they want, so players can choose to play with either a mouse or console controller.
The alpha test will be available in the majority of the regions in the world; however, it will only be available in the English language in the meantime. Nevertheless, foreign players don’t have to worry as the final version of “Diablo II: Resurrected” will include dozens of other languages to cater to players around the world.
Besides players who signed up for the alpha technical test, players who pre-ordered the game’s complete version – expected to come out sometime this 2021 – will be granted early access on April 8th at 6 PM BST.
‘Diablo II: Resurrected’ Alpha Test on PC Only
The full game release of ‘Diablo II: Resurrected’ is expected to be playable later this year on Xbox One and other Xbox versions, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. However, unfortunately, the April alpha test can only be accessed on PC.