Did you wake up on Tuesday the 20th to the ominous clouds covering the sky? Or maybe you noticed that instead of milk in your cereal there was a dark red, semi-coagulated liquid? No? Well, surely you weren’t oblivious to the demons picking the flesh off the bone of your annoying neighbor. The signs are here. Pay them heed for the Diablo 3 closed beta has begun!
The excitement was rampant all over the interwebs. The press NDA has been lifted and we are now being barraged with every ounce of information from, well, the first hour and a half of the game. But the excitement is justified. We’ve only been waiting a decade for this, after all, and the game looks and feels great.
To opt into the beta, log in to your Battle.net account and click the Games & Codes section of your Account Management page. Then select the Beta Profile Settings option from the drop-down menu. You’ll be prompted to download the System Check beta opt-in application. Running it will opt you in to the Diablo III beta. If your system specifications changed since you previously opted in, you can run the System Check application again to update your information. It should be mentioned that you need to have at least one Blizzard game license attached to your B.net account to be eligible.
If you already opted in but have not been selected, there is still hope. The beta will occur in phases and Blizzard will be doing giveaways and promotions to pass out more beta invites. My advice is to follow the official Diablo twitter and facebook accounts and buy lots of coffee. Remember, you can sleep when you’re dead.