Diablo II: Resurrected, the remastered version of the cult-classic dungeon crawler is getting an Open Beta weekend starting today. Gamers on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles can already pre-load the client before the open beta kicks off at 10AM PT today.
Developer Blizzard Entertainment previously held an Early Access Beta weekend last week for players who had pre-purchased the game, and this new test weekend will offer the same content: Only five of seven playable classes are available (the Amazon, Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, and Paladin), and only the first two Acts of the game playable for this test.
The Diablo II: Resurrected Open Beta supports multiplayer with up to 8 players on the same platform, and cross-progression is also enabled across Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation. However, be aware that your progress in the Open Beta will not carry over to the full game when it launches on September 23.
We did play the game on Xbox Series X|S consoles last week during the Early Access Beta, and Blizzard did a really good job with the remastered graphics and controller support on consoles, even though it would have been nice to have mouse and keyboard support as well. Anyway, if you loved playing Diablo II on PC back in the day, you'll definitely enjoy revisiting this classic 20 years later, and Blizzard added nice quality of life improvements including a shared stash and auto gold pickup.
The Diablo II: Resurrected Open Beta weekend will run until August 23 at 10:00 a.m, and you can download it on your Xbox with the link below before the beta kicks off at 10AM PT later today. The full game is already available for pre-order as well with the Standard Edition starting at $39.99.