DIABLO II RESURRECTED Technical Alpha Details and System Requirements

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the Diablo II Resurrected Technical Alpha will begin by this Friday April 9, 2021. It has been around 20 years or so since the original Diablo 2 game and its fantastic expansion Lord of Destruction was released and understandably a lot of gamers, especially those my age, will be hoping to be picked as one of the lucky early testers for D2 Resurrected. A unusual thing about this Alpha is that players will be allowed to share and record their experiences but I think the developers are quite confident enough in what they have to allow players to do this.

I’m sharing the list of frequently asked questions about the D2 Resurrected Alpha below.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Character Screen (not final)
Diablo 2 Resurrected Character Screen (not final)

Diablo II Resurrected Technical Alpha FAQ

Q: How can players take part in the Technical Alpha?

A: Starting this Friday April 9, a limited amount of PC players who have pre-registered on the Diablo II: Resurrected website will be able to download the Technical Alpha. Invitations to the Technical Alpha will be distributed throughout the day in waves starting at 7:00 AM (PT).

Q: If I’m unable to participate in this Technical Alpha, will I have a chance to participate in a future test?

A: The Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha is only the first test. There will be at least one other chance to participate in a future test.

Q: Are test participants permitted to capture, record, or stream the Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha?

A: Yes, all players are allowed to capture, record, or stream the game throughout the test.

Q: How long will the Technical Alpha last?

A: The Technical Alpha will run until 10:00 AM (PT) on Monday, April 12th. This will allow us to get the right amount of gameplay feedback and client performance data. Reference this Time Zone Converter to identify when the test will end in your region.

Q: Why are there only three classes playable in the Technical Alpha?

A: Diablo II: Resurrected will launch with seven playable classes—the Amazon, Barbarian, Sorceress, as well as the Assassin, Necromancer, Druid and Paladin. Currently, we are focusing our gameplay testing on these three classes. We will be including other classes in the upcoming testing phase.

Q: Why is the Technical Alpha only single-player?

A: Diablo II: Resurrected will launch with multiplayer, however, for the scope of this test we will be focusing on early game systems, the three playable classes, and client performance data. We will be including multi-player in an upcoming playable testing phase.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the Technical Alpha is single-player, an internet connection is still required to download the client and play the single-player in the test. The final game will permit off-line play in single-player mode, but you will be required to connect to the internet periodically to check for updates.

Q: Why are Acts 1 & II only playable in the Technical Alpha?

A: Diablo II: Resurrected will launch with the full narrative experience of the game, alongside the narrative content of the expansion, Lord of Destruction. For this test, we really want to hone in on early gameplay in the settings of Acts I & II.

Q: Why are the old in-game cinematics in the Technical Alpha? Isn’t Diablo II: Resurrected getting updated cinematics?

A: The old in-game cinematics are placeholder in the Technical Alpha as the updated cinematics are still undergoing development.

Q: Why is the Technical Alpha PC-only? Will console players be able to test Diablo II: Resurrected?

A: Diablo II: Resurrected will be launching on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. We will be including console players in our future play test phase.

Q: Will my progression from the Technical Alpha carry over to the next test or launch of the game?

A: No, all progression garnered from the Technical Alpha will be nontransferable to later tests or the launch of the game.

Q: Will I be able to load my Diablo II save file into the Technical Alpha?

A: No, save files will not be able to be imported into the Technical Alpha.

Q: Will the Technical Alpha have controller support?

A: The Technical Alpha will have controller support. However, this is still under development so any feedback will be valuable for us during this testing phase.

PLEASE NOTE: The controller support on PC does not fully represent the controller support experience on console. Controller support on console will have unique user interfaces, button layouts, and different option defaults to streamline the native controller interface.

Q: When will Diablo II: Resurrected be released?

A: We do not have a release to share at this time, but it will be coming in 2021.

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720

Recommended Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Check out the official D2 Resurrected technical Alpha announcement here.

Author: Kiven
Kiven originally started this blog back in 2004 to document his forays into Half Life 2 and World of Warcraft. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the biggest blogs in the Philippines covering Games, Technology, Social Media and Kiven's new passion: Photography. He can also be found lurking over at Twitter/ Instagram/Pinterest as @Kiven .

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