Updated: Mar 16, 2023 4:55 pm
With the early access open beta only a matter of hours away, some players are already able to initiate their Diablo 4 early access open beta preloads. This is the moment when it really feels like it’s in touching distance.
A game a lot of us have waited an age for is finally, almost, here. And engaging with the beta – early access or open – means that we can have a say in the game going forward and offer some feedback to Blizzard while we all stare at a Diablo 4 release countdown clock or similar.
Diablo 4 open beta is now available for early download – check it out
Diablo 4 early access beta preload time
Now! For those that have codes, the Diablo 4 early access beta preload time is right now – downloads can be started, and positions can be arranged on your drives to makes sure you get the job done before early access opens tomorrow. More and more codes are being sent out as today progresses too, so keep an eye on your inbox if you haven’t received it yet.
And, just to cover the bases, if you haven’t nailed a Diablo 4 pre-order – which gets you into the Early Access beta this weekend – then you’ll have to wait your turn for next weekend. Either way, it looks very worthy of engaging with as you’ll not only get to play the game early, but also gain access to some Diablo 4 open beta rewards.
If you’re interested in the fullest of breakdowns in terms of specifics, our sister site, VideoGamer, has you well covered.
Diablo 4 early access beta preload size
The early indication is that this is a hefty, hefty download. At least on PC anyway, as that’s the number we have confirmed so far. On PC, if you turn everything up to 4K, you’re looking at a sizeable 85GB Diablo 4 open beta download size. However, you can change this a little by engaging with the ‘Modify Install’ option in the beta installation screen.
As for other platforms? Well, until we know for sure – we’re edging toward the other times and codes going out with every minute that passes – we’d have to guess that it’ll be around the same size for Diablo 4 on consoles. But we’ll update this page, and let you know as soon as we can to give you the exact amounts. There’s nothing worse than excitedly downloading a new game or beta only to then find out you haven’t got enough room on your drive…
Diablo 4 open beta preload time
Now, as for the open beta – i.e. the version that is open to everyone, and those who did not pre-order the game – we’re looking at preload times of Wednesday, March 22 2023 at 9am PT/12pm ET/4pm GMT. We’ll keep you updated on the file size, and more precise timings – and any variations if they change – nearer the time. The same goes with download size too – it could be the same as the early access beta, but Blizzard could equally have fiddled with it next week before it’s open to all
Looking for fulsome advice on how to get the Diablo 4 early access beta and the Diablo 4 open beta start and end times? Check out our guides on those right here on WePC.