From April 9, some Diablo fans will be able to play Diablo 2 remaster, Diablo 2: Resurrected, as part of a “technical alpha” test, Blizzard announced Tuesday. A small group of players who chose the alpha test via Blizzard’s website will receive an invitation sometime this week. The test period runs until Monday, April 12th.
That Diablo 2: Resurrected technically alpha does not allow co-op play (it is only single player) and has three of the game’s seven classes: Barbarian, Amazon and Sorceress. Fans and some streamers will be able to play through the first two acts of Diablo 2: Resurrected, including the Duriel boss fight.
While this alpha is single-player only and has a limited number of classes available, there is no level cap. Dedicated players will be able to test a fully leveled version of the three available classes if they have the patience and time to paint them to the max level.
Blizzard also promised a multiplayer-focused alpha test later in 2021
Blizzard originally announced Diablo 2: Resurrected at its BlizzConline event earlier this year. The remaster is exactly that Diablo 2 fans remember, warts and all, brand new life with 4K graphics and Dolby Surround sound. Blizzard has not announced a release date for Diablo 2: Resurrected, but it’s coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.