We now know when the first alpha test for Diablo II: Resurrected will take place.
It has been announced that Diablo II: Resurrected's first alpha test will take place this weekend. On the Blizzard website, it was revealed that the test will begin on April 9th. The test will run until April 12th. The test will be single-player only, and will require an internet connection. It was stated that single-player will not require an internet connection when Resurrected releases. During the test, players will be able to play the game's first two acts. They will also only be able to try out three of the game's classes: Amazon, Barbarian, and Sorceress. Players will be able to capture, record, and stream the game during the alpha test. All progression made during the alpha will not be carried over to upcoming tests or the game when it releases. Older save files will not be compatible with the test.
This will be the first alpha test for Resurrected, with at least one more test coming up. There will be an alpha testing out the multiplayer mode of the game. Those who did not get into the first test will have a chance to enter later alphas. While the first test is only letting gamers try out three classes, other classes will be included in future tests.
Diablo II: Resurrected will be making a number of changes and enhancements to the original game. The game will play at 4K on PC, though players will have the option to switch back to the graphical style of the original game. Resurrected will feature cross-progression, allowing players to transfer their characters and progress between the different platforms that the game will be available on. There will also be changes made to the stash. Player's personal stash will be changed for a 6x8 grid to a 10x10 grid. There will be a shared stash tab available to all characters on a single Battle.net account, allowing gamers to easily transfer gear between their heroes.
Diablo II: Resurrected will release for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and the Nintendo Switch later this year.