Blizzard may not have revealed exact details of what players can expect to see in alpha testing of the upcoming Diablo 2 remaster, Diablo 2: Resurrected, but it has confirmed that it is taking a two-pronged approach.
In an interview with PCGamesN, the game’s lead producer Chris Lena said that prior to launch, the team plans to run an alpha test for a single player, followed by a stress test for multiplayer.
“We’re going to start with a technical alpha for one player, and then we’ll have a second technical alpha after that, which is kind of a stress test and multiplayer,” Lena said.
Lena told PCGamesN that these alpha tests will shape the future of the game, and said things like balance changes could be done if that’s something players say they want after playing.
Lena did not elaborate on what the players will do in these tests, nor did she give a rough window of when they are expected to start. However, since Diablo 2: Resurrected is still scheduled to release in 2021 and testing will take place before launch, it won’t be far behind.
Your interest in participating in the Diablo 2: Resurrected Alpha Trials can now be registered by signing up on the game’s official site with your Battle.net account.
However, access to the trials is not guaranteed, so the fact that there are single and multiplayer trials could at least increase the chances that you will see the world remastered before the official launch. Those who are selected to participate in the trials will receive emails indicating them, according to the Battle.net site.
First announced (after many rumors) at BlizzCon 2021, Diablo 2: Resurrected is expected to launch later this year on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. When players finally get their hands on it, they can expect everything from the original game and its Lord of Destruction expansion to be remastered at up to 4K, with support for cross-progression between the PC and console versions.