We might be getting another Diablo 4 beta soon

A freshly-summoned Lilith in Diablo 4.
(Image credit: Blizzard)

Update: We are.

Original story: Don't hold your breath, but there's a chance we might be returning to Sanctuary a little earlier than we thought. A new tweet from the official Diablo account has sparked hope of another Diablo 4 beta incoming before its full release on June 6.

I say don't hold your breath because the tweet is rather vague and could mean a few different things. The account was responding to a tweet earlier this month, where a user said "Need more Diablo 4 game time having withdrawal." In a quote tweet, the Diablo account responded "That can be arranged…"

Diablo's community development director Adam Fletcher responded with my favourite mischievous side-eye GIF, and even Blizzard president Mike Ybarra got in on the suspicious tweet replies. It's got fans awfully riled up, with many asking if it's going to be a second open beta or even possibly a surprise early release. I'd hedge my bets that the former is a far more likely option than the latter, though never say never. Some less optimistic than myself have wondered if it'll just be Blizzard repromoting the game's four-day early access that comes from preordering, but I'd like to think there wouldn't be a cryptic tweet for something we already know.

While we don't know what the tweet means yet, we know that Diablo 4 is basically ready to go at this point. Earlier this week Blizzard announced that the game had officially gone gold. While it doesn't exactly have the same grandeur as it used to, it's still a big milestone and a sign that we won't have to wait much longer. The developer has also implemented a bunch of tweaks based on feedback from March's two betas, such as reducing dungeon backtracking and switching up some odd font choices. Frustratingly there's still no desire to implement map overlay, though. 

My guess is we'll find out the answer to Blizzard's vague tweet during today's (April 20) Diablo 4 developer livestream. It's happening at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM BST over on Diablo's Twitch and YouTube page.  

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.