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 once this week. The test period will run until Monday 12 April.
The Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha does not allow co-op games (there is only one 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.
Although this alpha is a single player only and has a limited number of classes available, there will be no level limit. Dedicated players will be able to test a completely leveled version of the three available classes if they have the patience and time to paint them to the maximum level.
Blizzard also promised a multiplayer alpha test later in 2021
Blizzard originally announced Diablo 2: Resurrected at the BlizzConline event earlier this year. Remaster is just that Diablo 2 fans remember, warts and all, completely revitalized 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.