After a long four-year wait, fans can finally get their hands on Diablo Immortal. Blizzard's latest installment in the iconic dungeon-crawling franchise is available now on mobile, but you can also download the game's open beta on PC. But what should you expect from the Diablo Immortal beta PC beta?
In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about the Diablo Immortal open beta on PC, including what type of content you'll be able to engage with, the beta's download size, and how to download and install it on your rig.
Diablo Immortal PC beta: What to expect
Like previous Diablo titles, Diablo Immortal is a dungeon crawler where you and multiple other players can group up to explore and fight your way through various levels and raids, upgrading your character with new skills and gear as you make progress. Additionally, you can also load into PvP games with other players, allowing you and your friends to test your mettle against others.
Note that Diablo Immortal is also fully playable solo, so you don't have to play in groups if you don't want to. With that said, the game is one of the best games to play co-op in right now if you like multiplayer PvE since you have a better chance of getting quality gear to drop when grouped with others. All six of Diablo Immortal's classes are also designed to synergize with each other, which makes working as a team with others very rewarding. Additionally, you can also join an MMO-style clan to make partying up with others easier, and there are also smaller clans called Warbands that are ideal for groups planning on grinding special eight-player Helliquary Raids frequently.
Story-wise, Diablo Immortal takes place directly after Diablo II but before Diablo III. At this time, the Worldstone — essentially the cosmic power that led to creation itself — was shattered, leaving the world of Sanctuary vulnerable to Hell-spawned evils like demons, the undead, and vicious beasts. As a defender of Sanctuary and the city of Westmarch, your task is to lead a counteroffensive against these threats and push back the forces of Hell. Along the way, you'll meet familiar faces from previous Diablo games like Deckard Cain, as well as brand new characters.
Diablo Immortal PC: Launch time & release date
While Diablo Immortal launched early on iOS and Android, its PC open beta arrived a little later than its mobile counterparts. Mobile versions started rolling out early on June 1, while the PC version unlocked over 24 hours later on June 2. The PC beta went live 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT and is now open to all players.
Here's when Diablo Immortal officially launched across the globe via Battle.net, according to Blizzard Entertainment.
|United States (Los Angeles)||10 a.m. PDT on June 2|
|United States (New York)||1 p.m. EDT on June 2|
|Brazil (Santos)||2 p.m. BRT on June 2|
|United Kingdom (London)||6 p.m. BST on June 2|
|France (Paris)||7 p.m. CEST on June 2|
|South Korea (Seoul)||2 a.m. KST on June 3|
|Australia (Sydney)||3 a.m. AEST on June 3|
Diablo Immortal PC beta download size
Like any game, Diablo Immortal requires some free space on your hard drive to be downloaded and installed. The PC open beta for Diablo Immortal requires 26.80GB of available space, so make sure you have enough before trying to download the beta.
Note that Diablo Immortal will undoubtedly be patched with new content and updates that fix bugs or glitches over time. These patches will likely add to Diablo Immortal's max file size, so make sure you have some extra space available even after installing.
How to download the Diablo Immortal PC beta
Thankfully, the process of downloading and installing the Diablo Immortal open beta on PC is very simple. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
- Download and install the Battle.net Desktop App if you haven't done so already.
- Log in using your Battle.net account.
- Click the Games tab at the top of the launcher.
- Click Diablo Immortal.
- Select Install to download and install the open beta build.
Note that in order to play the PC beta, your system will need to meet the Diablo Immortal system requirements. You'll likely have poor performance if your rig doesn't meet these specifications, though this probably isn't an issue you'll run into since Diablo Immortal isn't a very demanding game at all.
Diablo Immortal is free-to-play and is currently available on iOS as well as on Android through the Google Play Store. The game is also now available on PC in open beta. Cross-play and cross-progression are supported between the mobile and PC versions of the game, and when the PC version eventually leaves open beta, all progress made will carry over to the finalized build.
Diablo Immortal brings the beloved dungeon-crawling franchise to mobile platforms for the first time ever, and the game is fully playable on PC as well. It's also completely free-to-play, so there's no barrier to entry.
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