Blizzard Entertainment recently hosted a 90-minute long developer update livestream for Diablo 4 where some developers went into detail about the endgame as well as changes and adjustments to classes and dungeons, taking feedback from the previous betas into account. Blizzard is now giving players a chance test out these changes and conduct heavier server stress tests through another open beta weekend called a ‘Server Slam’ which will take place from 12-14 May.
The Server Slam is essentially another open beta weekend for Diablo 4. Players will once again be able to play the game’s opening first act and explore the entirety of Fractured Peaks. However, the level cap will now be 20 instead of 25 and defeating the world boss, Ashava, will reward you with an in-game trophy cosmetic that you can mount on your horse. Pre-loads will start on 10 May so you can download it early.
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Blizzard’s main goal for this open beta is to stress test the servers one final time before launch since Diablo 4 is projected to have a pretty massive release in June. However, this is also a chance for players to try out the various changes made to classes and dungeons after the developer took feedback from the last two betas. The layouts of dungeons have also been changed to mitigate tedious backtracking which was a big complaint before.
All five classes will be playable in the Server Slam which includes the Druid, Necromancer, Sorcerer, Rogue and Barbarian. If players manage to hit level 20, they’ll also be rewarded with the Wolf Pack, a cosmetic that will carry over to the full game. Defeating Ashava, the world boss which will appear in the beta every three hours across the weekend, will also reward you with a nifty trophy horse mount that will be unlocked in the full game.
Diablo 4 launches on 6 June 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. You can watch the full developer update video below: