How to sign up for the Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha

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Diablo 2: Resurrected was announced at BlizzCon 2021 with a release date expected this year. That likely means the game is still months away, but you can sign up for a Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha test if you're anxious to get your hands on the remastered dungeon crawler.

With overhauled 3D graphics, remastered cinematics, and the underlying game that we all love still apparently intact, this should prove to be an eagerly anticipated playtest. Here's how to sign up for the Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha.

How to sign up for Diablo 2: Resurrected's technical alpha

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Signing up for Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha requires a web browser and an active account.

  1. Navigate to the Diablo 2 official website in your favorite browser.
  2. Click the Tech Alpha Opt-In button.
  3. Sign in with your account credentials.

That's it! If you're already logged into in your browser, clicking the button is all that's required. Your account will now be tied to an opt-in for the tech alpha.

When is Diablo 2: Resurrected's technical alpha?

There's still no word on when exactly the Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha will take place. Not everyone who signs up will get into the playtest. As long as you've opted-in with the steps listed above, you will receive an email if you're chosen to participate.

If you're looking for more information about the upcoming remaster, be sure to check out Windows Central Freelance Writer Samuel Tolbert's Diablo 2: Resurrected BlizzCon developer interview that goes deep with development team Vicarious Visions.

Is Diablo 2: Resurrected's technical alpha on console as well?

It's still unclear what platforms the Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha will include. The game is planned for release on PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Nintendo Switch. Cross-progression is also a planned feature, meaning you should be able to pick up and leave off on separate platforms as long as the game is owned on each.

Diablo 4 is also planned for release on PC and consoles. If you're thirsty for the latest information on this game's progression, we have a Diablo 4 BlizzCon 2021 developer interview to check out.

Cale Hunt
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Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.