Closed Beta For Upcoming Diablo Immortal Begins Today
Blizzard has just announced that the upcoming Diablo Immortal mobile game is having its Closed Beta starting today. The Closed Beta brings about many new features to the game including a new class as well as controller support.
The Closed Beta, like previous Diablo Immortal public tests, will be available only on Android and in limited countries with a limited amount of players. Those lucky gamers who have been invited to the Beta will shortly receive a message from Google Play with instructions on how to log in and get started. Closed Beta servers were opened in Canada and Australia at 5PM Pacific Time yesterday (8AM today Malaysian time), allowing local players to test Diablo Immortal for the first time. We will also release servers in Korea, Japan, and China in the next weeks, where the game test build will be available in local languages.
What’s new in Diablo Immortal’s Closed Beta?
The Diablo Immortal Closed Beta will include numerous improvements and brand-new content, including:
- A new playable class – The Necromancer. Reanimate corpses to create an army of the dead while inflicting curses and pestilence upon the enemies of Sanctuary.
- PvP and PvE updates. The game’s popular faction-based PvP & PvE system, The Cycle of Strife, is now enhanced with a 30×1 battle called Challenge of the Immortal; Ladders are being added to the 8v8 Battleground PvP system; A new end-game gear system, Set items, is introduced; Players will now be able to challenge the Helliquary raid bosses with up to 8 total players; and more.
- Controller Support. Players will be able to experience a preview of controller support for Diablo Immortal.
- Optional In-Game Purchases. In Closed Beta, we will be enabling optional in-game purchases to gain valuable feedback from our community and test the functionality. All player progress will be wiped at the end of the Closed Beta, and any purchases will be converted to equivalent in-game credits and available in Diablo Immortal at launch.
Pokdepinion: I’m probably in the minority here as I am really looking forward to playing Diablo Immortal come its eventual release next year. The ability to conveniently play Diablo on my phone is something I find pretty exciting.