Diablo 4 will provide a confidential closed End Game beta, which will be the first opportunity for select players to participate in testing an early version of the game.
It will be held on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 consoles. Cross-play and cross-progress will be also supported for all platforms.
For a number of reasons, Blizzard stated that it would focus on the end game, but it does not intend to spoil the whole story of Diablo 4. For many, the end game is their favorite character, therefore the team wants to test it out to ensure it "feels satisfying" and that there will be plenty of time to respond to feedback.
Blizzard will be looking for community feedback on a range of end-game offerings such as Helltide, Nightmare Dungeons, Whispers of the Dead, Fields of Hatred, and Paragon Boards once the closed beta begins.
In the above video and in a blog post, game director Joe Shely and franchise general manager Rod Fergusson shared information about who may be selected to participate and what else to anticipate.
Blizzard wants "experts" to participate in the confidential closed beta. Specifically, it will be using gameplay data to incite a limited number of Diablo players who have recently spent "significant amounts of time" learning the end-game experiences of previous titles.
Update your communication preferences on Battle.net, persuading Blizzard to contact you if you haven''t received an email invitation to the tester by November 18, you were not selected to participate. You may need to wait until the public testing phase begins early next year.
Diablo 4 is expected to be released next year.