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Blizzard teases surprise Diablo 4 beta ahead of launch

UPDATE: Server Slam weekend set for May.

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UPDATE: As expected, Blizzard has announced another chance to play Diablo 4 before launch.

The Server Slam weekend runs 12th to 14th May. More details here.

ORIGINAL STORY: Blizzard has teased a new Diablo 4 beta ahead of the action role-playing game's 6th June launch.

Quote tweeting a Twitter user's call for more Diablo 4 game time, the official Diablo Twitter account said: "That can be arranged…"

That's a pretty clear tease that some surprise way to play Diablo 4 ahead of release is planned. Whether that's a fresh open beta or early access remains to be seen. If you pre-order Diablo 4 you currently get early access from 2nd June, so this tweet suggests something even earlier.

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Blizzard is set to hold a Diablo 4 developer livestream at 7pm UK time tonight, 20th April, in which it will discuss endgame details, changes since the recent beta, "and more..."

That "and more" looks like a surprise beta release.

In recent Diablo 4 news, Blizzard confirmed it has no plans to add a tab overlay map to the game.

Blizzard is buffing Barbarians, however, and nerfing Sorcerers and Necromancers. Blizzard has also "optimised" multiple dungeons across all zones to minimise the need for backtracking.

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