After several Closed Alpha tests, Blizzard has announced that a Closed Beta for Diablo Immortal is going live on October 28 at 5PM Pacific Time / Ocotober 29 at 8AM in PH Time. The Beta goes live only on Android devices, and only in select regions.
Here’s a rundown of the highlight additions and enhancements for the Closed Beta:
- A new playable class – The Necromancer. Reanimate corpses to create an army of the dead while inflicting curses and pestilence upon the enemies of Sanctuary.
- PvP and PvE updates. The game’s faction based PvP & PvE system, The Cycle of Strife, is now enhanced with a 30×1 battle called Challenge of the Immortal; Ladders are being added to the 8v8 Battleground PvP system; A new end-game gear system, Set items, is introduced; Players will now be able to challenge the Helliquary raid bosses with up to 8 total players; and more.
- Controller Support. Players will be able to experience a preview of controller support for Diablo Immortal.
- Optional In-Game Purchases. In Closed Beta optional in-game purchases are enabled to gain valuable feedback from our community and test the functionality. All player progress will be wiped at the end of the Closed Beta, and any purchases will be converted to equivalent in-game credits and available in Diablo Immortal at launch.
Alongside the Closed Beta launch, Blizzard has also announced that Diablo Immortal is set to release in the first half of 2022. The game’s specific release date will be announced at a later date.
For more info on the Diablo Immortal Closed Beta, here’s everything you need to know about it.