The gates of Hell are open. Starting today at 10:00 a.m. PDT, players on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S will have the opportunity to participate in the Diablo II: Resurrected open beta test. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a new player, you and your friends will have the opportunity to face the denizens of the Burning Hells across Sanctuary in Act I and Act II of the game (Xbox Live Gold is not required to play during the open beta weekend).
Don’t miss this chance. The open beta weekend will run until August 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. To download and play the open beta, simply go to the Diablo II: Resurrected Xbox Store page.
Let’s dive into what content will be playable in the open beta.
Players who log in will be able to create a character based on five different classes: the Amazon, Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, and Paladin. Each of these classes has unique skills and playing styles. Two additional classes, the Assassin and Necromancer, are unavailable in the Open Beta, but will be included in the game at launch.
The Amazon wields a javelin and bow, dodging killing blow with superhuman agility. She uses magic prowess to enhance her martial abilities, which makes her a formidable foe.
The Barbarian is a mighty berserker, molded by the hostile wildernesses of Sanctuary. He uses devastating melee attacks and war cries to assist his allies—or incite terror in his enemies.
The Sorceress is the master of the elements, devoting her entire purpose to the pursuit of magical power. She uses fire, cold, and lightning spells to eliminate all obstacles.
The Druid is the ultimate survivor, embracing the beast within to rule over the wilds. He uses shapeshifting magic to transform into vicious animals or commands nature’s creatures in combat.
The Paladin is a crusader of faith, a battle-ready devotee of the light sworn to protect against the darkness. He uses holy magic to purge heretics and protective enchantments to heal his allies.
The open beta is multiplayer for up to 8 players. Players can group up with friends to slay demons cooperatively, and will also have the opportunity to duel each other in PvP combat. Both Act I: The Sightless Eye and Act II: The Secret of Vizjerei will be fully playable in the open beta, and players will be able to experience the fully remade Act I & II cinematics in the test.
Pre-order Today on the Xbox Store
Diablo II: Resurrected launches September 23. If you pre-purchase Diablo II: Resurrected, you’ll be able to immediately unlock the Heritage of Arreat transmog set in-game in Diablo III.
Furthermore, anyone who pre-purchases the Diablo Prime Evil Collection can also receive their Mephisto pet and equip the menacing Hatred’s Grasp wing set in Diablo III. For more information, please click here (Xbox Live Gold is required to access multiplayer features at launch on Xbox platforms).
Community and Feedback
Throughout the open beta, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the community’s experiences, feedback, and other insights. We encourage players to share their impressions as we continue to polish Resurrected and ensure it authentically captures the Diablo II experience, and we’re especially looking forward to hearing your thoughts on how we’re adapting this classic PC experience to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. We welcome and encourage you to share your feedback on the official Diablo II forums or r/Diablo subreddit.
If you’re unable to participate in the open beta, but want to follow the test’s progress, please dial into Diablo II: Resurrected livestreams across Twitch.tv and YouTube Gaming. If you want to follow the game’s development, check out our website here, or for real-time updates, follow our official Twitter @Diablo.
Thank you, Xbox Players.
Diablo® II: Resurrected™
– The Heritage of Arreat transmog, the Diablo® II-themed Barbarian transmog for Diablo® III
The transmog will be immediately available in-game in Diablo III upon pre-order. Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is the definitive remastering of Diablo® II and its Lord of Destruction® expansion—two hallmark entries in Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining action role-playing series. Veteran players, as well as those who missed out when the original game was first released on PC twenty years ago, can now experience Diablo® II’s timeless gameplay with modern visuals and audio that take advantage of today’s gaming hardware. Ascend the Forgotten Tower, blaze a trail through the jungles of Kurast, and storm the gates of Hell to defeat Diablo himself. Then, scale the peak of Mount Arreat to face Baal, the Lord of Destruction, in Worldstone Keep. Seven of Sanctuary’s greatest champions await at the iconic campfire screen—the Amazon, Assassin, Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Paladin, and Sorceress. Each is highly customizable with countless build and gear options for players to explore. Diablo® II: Resurrected can be played as a solo experience, or grab some friends on your preferred platform and enjoy up to 8-player co-op. Then blow off some steam and claim a few ears by engaging in thrilling PvP duels outside of town.