It’s safe to say Diablo IV’s didn’t go as smoothly as Blizzard probably hoped. Shortly after the beta went live on Friday, many players found themselves in long login queues. In my case, I had to wait almost two hours before playing the game, only to quickly disconnect after about 15 minutes.
Blizzard addressed the issue after players took to social media and the official DiabloIV forums to complain. “The team is working behind the scenes on some issues affecting players and causing them to be disconnected from the servers,” Blizzard said in its on the subject. “This is done so we can ensure stability among players entering the game after the queuing process.”
Very kind of the Diablo IV beta for making sure I get my work done today pic.twitter.com/VgZ1SBcebS
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) March 17, 2023
If you wait to play, Blizzard will ask you to remain in the login queue to avoid resetting your timer. The studio said there would be a more precise countdown to when the open beta starts next weekend if everyone wants to give it a try DiabloIV before it can do this. “We’re actively working on those issues for this weekend,” Blizzard said. “Once these are resolved, we will be able to increase the influx of players and the waiting times will be significantly reduced.”
Later in the day, the studio shared one , and noted that it was also working to fix a handful of other issues that players had been reporting about, including a bug that was preventing some from joining parties. From Saturday afternoon the queue is to be played DiabloIV was much shorter. I got to the character select screen in less than a minute. “Many players successfully logged into the game, but we are aware that some experienced longer than expected wait times,” Blizzard said. “As we continue to roll out improvements to our server stability, we expect our players to see further queue time improvements.”