Blizzard Closing Down Diablo 3 Beta Servers on May 1

Blizzard said on Tuesday that servers for the Diablo 3 beta will be shut down on May 1. Those who participated in the beta testing will see their beta accounts and character information reset. That said, the full-blown PC game is still on schedule to launch on Windows PC and Mac on Tuesday, May 15.

"Leading up to Diablo's May 15 launch date, players will only be able to create comments and forum posts on the official Diablo III community site if they have pre-purchased Diablo III or have a StarCraft II or an active World of Warcraft game license attached to their account," the company said on a blog.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in the Diablo III beta," the company added. "You've done an admirable job of testing, and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback you provided during this critical phase of development."

We covered the beta back in October before the Diablo 3 team made changes to the core systems, reporting our experience playing each class and hacking through the first Act in both single-player and multiplayer scenarios. The Demon Hunter is probably one of the coolest classes in the batch although the Monk isn't your typical robed healer, packing quite a holy punch.

For more hands-on information, here's all five parts of our beta coverage:

Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 1
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 2
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 3
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 4
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 5

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  • buckcm
    Silly Torchlight clones...
  • thrillhaus
    buckcmSilly Torchlight clones...

    Not sure if you're trying to be ironic or not... but the devs who made Torchlight previously worked on the Diablo franchise.
  • dalethepcman
    and uhh torchlight came out like 10 years after diablo....