Diablo 4 launched in the early hours of this morning with a somewhat successful rollout. Meaning, for the first time in Blizzard history, the game actually worked and people actually logged in and played. There were a few hiccups here and there but nothing as bad as the beta weekend, Diablo 2 Resurrection, Overwatch, World of Warcraft and of course, Diablo 3 (keep the dark memories at bay).
At launch, some users did encounter a few license issues where the game would lock them out with an error “Unable to find a valid license for Diablo IV (Code 315306)” but those issues seem to have been ironed out.
There was also an odd server disconnection issue which kicked a few users from the game but that too has been sorted. If you boot up Diablo 4 now, you wait a minute or so in the queue before loading into the game. I never thought I would ever write those words.
We are seeing reports regarding PlayStation users experiencing Invalid License errors.
The team is looking into this right now and will update once we have more information.
— Diablo (@Diablo) June 1, 2023
Of course, the launch times for Diablo 4 were quite inconvenient for certain gamers around the world. Here in SA, the game went live at 1 am. Other regions such as Asia, Europe and Dubai were also hit with an early morning launch. The game went live at 3 am Dubai time.
This means the United States was the only region with a convenient launch time. So we’ll have to see how Diablo 4 handles the pressure as we head into the weekend. Of course, we also have the official game launch on Tuesday next week. There’s no telling how many players opted for the Standard Edition game without early access.
As it stands, the Diablo 4 servers are stable and players are enjoying the game. Congratulations to Blizzard on the successful launch. It will definitely go down in history.