Preview: Testing the Exciting New Features of Diablo 4

Blizzard launches first-ever public test server for Diablo IV. PC players can preview what’s new in the fourth season.

The revolution is brewing in Diablo 4, which will soon be moving on to its fourth season — just a few weeks shy of its first anniversary. In the meantime, Blizzard Entertainment needs the most loyal fans: for the first time, a public test server is accessible. Very popular in the publisher's other games, it allows you to discover the new features in preview and, of course, to give your opinion so that the developers can rectify certain elements.

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As we discover in this press release published on March 28Blizzard Entertainment is preparing to shake up Diablo IV with a set of major corrections. “ Change is underway, nomadic », Specifies the American company, which promises radical modifications. As a game-service, the action RPG must evolve over time to continue to captivate fans.

Would you like to participate in this beta? Here are the steps to follow.

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Everything is happening here for Diablo 4. // Source: Screenshot

When is the Diablo 4 Season 4 Beta?

The RPT – for public test realm – is open from April 2 to 9, which gives time to fully discover the new features.

Who can participate in the Season 4 beta? Diablo 4 ?

If Diablo 4 is available on PC and console, the RPT is exclusively reserved for players playing on PC. And not the Steam version, only Battle.net. Those who have an Xbox Game Pass subscription will be able to benefit from it.

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Note that the RPT offers the possibility of immediately obtaining a level 100 character. All you need to do is talk to a character named PTR Boost, who is located in Kyovashad (the main city). Your general progress – campaign, mounts, skill points, fog of war, and altars of Lilith – will be resumed.

How to participate in the Diablo 4 Season 4 Beta?

Here are the steps to follow :

  • Open the Battle.net application on your PC;
  • Select Diablo IV in your library;
  • In the selection tool above the Play button, select the “Public Test Realm” option from the drop-down menu;
  • Install the RPT client;
  • Click Play to connect to the PTR and select one of the available test servers.

Small important reminder: you will need to create a new character to play on the RPT.

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Diablo 4 // Source: Screenshot

What are the big new features in Diablo 4 Season 4?

The main new features are as follows:

  • Objects: reduction in the number of affixes, which in return become more relevant. Added to this is a new crafting system based around tempering manuals. The goal is to encourage ever more personalization.
  • Hellwaves reinvigorated, with the introduction of a threat system (the more you survive, the higher the difficulty).
  • Pit of Artifices: a new type of dungeon for high-level characters, with interesting rewards.
  • Complete class rebalancing.
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