Mike Ybarra, the president of Blizzard Entertainment, has clarified the global release times for Diablo 4 and confirmed that those who pre-ordered the Deluxe and Ultimate editions will be the first to play on June 1, 2023.
Ybarra took to Twitter to correct a previous tweet of his that discussed the global release times of Diablo 4, and he shared exactly when fans can jump into the highly anticipated game that just ended its very well-received beta.
Oops, I was wrong! Early access for Deluxe and Ultimate pre-orders in the US is Thursday 6/1 at 4PM, 6/2 at 12am in Europe, 6/2 at 8am in Asia. Regular launch 6/5 at 4pm, 6/6 at 12am Europe, and 6/6 8am Asia. https://t.co/ArlnmZE3AJ
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) April 5, 2023
“Oops, I was wrong! Early access for Deluxe and Ultimate pre-orders in the US is Thursday 6/1 at 4PM, 6/2 at 12am in Europe, 6/2 at 8am in Asia. Regular launch 6/5 at 4pm, 6/6 at 12am Europe, and 6/6 8am Asia,” Ybarra wrote.
In follow-up Tweets, he confirmed the US time was in Pacific, so that would translate to 7pm ET. For Europe, he meant British Standard Time, and for Asia, he meant Korea Standard Time.
As for our impressions of the Diablo 4 beta, we said it was “extremely impressive so far.”
“I’m more convinced than ever that this hellish action RPG is on track to deliver something truly special,” IGN’s Travis Northup wrote. “I continue to adore its build-crafting system, the joy of spontaneous alliances that its online model allows for, and the surprisingly engaging combat, which was made even better with the new classes in play.”
Blizzard also shared a bit of info on the beta, including how many times players died, which classes were the most played, and more.
For more, check out the eight biggest changes in Diablo 4 and watch as a streamer successfully solos world boss Ashava.
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