Fans of Hell can rejoice, as the Diablo 4 beta has officially gone live on Friday, March 17. While the launch of the beta is not off to the best of starts, with bugs like error code 316719 running wild and the Druid and Necromancer classes being locked, fans are simply happy to be back playing Diablo again. However, there are some fans that have yet to play, as they’re wondering if the Diablo 4 beta is free or not.
The nature of the entry to the beta has been confusing for some players. For starters, there are two different beta weekends, with one being called closed and the other open. To clear up all of this confusion, we will let players know how much it costs to get into the Diablo 4 bet or if it’s entirely free.
The Diablo 4 beta is free, sort of
To put it simply, the first weekend of the Diablo 4 beta, which began on Friday, March 17, is technically not free. To access this weekend, players needed to pre-order an edition of Diablo 4 or get a code some other way, such as going through KFC. A pre-order of Diablo 4 will cost money, regardless of what retailer players go through.
However, this all changes on March 24, when the second weekend of the beta begins. This weekend is considered the open beta and is completely free to anyone that can download and run Diablo 4. All you need to do is go to either Battle.Net on PC or your console’s marketplace and find Diablo 4. Then, you will be able to download it and play until March 26, which is when the beta ends.
Since you won’t be paying anything, this is a great way to gauge whether or not you want to buy Diablo 4 when it fully launches on June 6, 2023.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.