A select number of players will be able to jump into Diablo 2 Resurrected alpha test this weekend as the first closed alpha starts. Blizzard announced that the “technical alpha” will run from 8 April up until Monday 12 April only on PC.
The Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha is a closed experience. Those of you who signed up for the alpha through the official Diablo site might receive an invite via email but according to Blizzard, the test is only open to around 20,000 people.
If you do get an invitation then you are in for a treat. Blizzard revealed that the Diablo 2 Resurrected alpha will include two whole acts including Act I and Act II. In addition, players will be able to choose between three classes including the Amazon, Barbarian and Sorceress.
If you don’t get an invite then never fear. Blizzard says that they plan on hosting at least one other test in the future. It is unclear yet whether or not this test will be open or limited to another few thousand players.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Test Details
Act I The Sightless Eye
Players will begin their adventure from the Rogue Encampment, a quaint site populated by survivors of the Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye, as they begin their search for the Dark Wanderer. However, an obstacle blocks the path, the one who supplanted the Sisterhood from the Rogue Monastery stands in between you and the way east. Confront Andariel, Maiden of Anguish, in a climactic showdown.
Act II The Secret of the Vizjerei
If successful, the pursuit continues. Players will travel eastward to the Jewel of the Desert, the city of Lut Gholein. Although, this trading port isn’t the beautiful pinnacle of commerce it used to be. Following the Dark Wanderer’s visit, it is rife with evil. At night townspeople go missing and there are rumours of undead abominations skulking in the sewers…
- The Askari, also known as Amazons, hail from the Skovos Isles, a group of densely rain-forested islands in the Twin Seas. These mighty warrior women come from a matriarchal society, roaming the realm to pursue mercenary work and expel evil. With the use of spears and javelins, skewer your foes. With bow marksmanship that rivals the Rogue Sisters of the Sightless Eye, rain volleys of arrows upon demons. With superhuman agility, dodge and evade killing blows. The Amazon is the embodiment of martial prowess, conditioned her entire life for the crucible of war
- The “Broken People,” also known as the Barbarians, reside in the hostile wildernesses of Sanctuary, near the base of Mount Arreat. Living on the fringes of civilization, these warriors of brawn are products of their harsh surroundings, moulded by perpetual tribal warfare and their constant struggle to survive. Taunt adversaries into a blind rage that can be easily countered. With unparalleled strength, brutishly pummel enemies out of existence. With berserk fury, make the demons themselves tremble in your wake. Although, he is not as sophisticated as his cultured peers the Barbarian’s savage might is without equal.
- The Sorceresses originate from the Zann Esu Clan, an ancient order of female mages seeking the purest form of magic. Their entire lives are devoted to study and attune themselves with the magical elements. All of this effort a quest to become the most powerful wielders of magic in the world. Melee combat is so uncivilized. Blast opponents into a flaming inferno. Freeze the demons of the Burning Hells into icy shards. Shock targets into submission. Don’t underestimate Sorceresses as scholarly pushovers, they are the masters of the elements, with unfathomable capabilities of destruction.
Diablo 2 Resurrected is set to release later this year for PS5, PS4, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch. Catch up on the trailer down below.