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There's been some confusion today over the beta signup for Diablo 4, with community manager Nevalistis adding to the confusion with some out-dated info. It all started with a reddit post stating that the D4 beta signups are "now" open, with an immediate reply adding that they've been open since the game's reveal back at BlizzCon. Both of these were right and wrong, as there actually are no beta signups available at the moment, but in came Nevalistis to try and (incorrectly) clarify:

Blizzard LogoNevalistis on Beta Signups 1 (source)

Accurate. More info about Blizzard Betas in general here.

Though if you haven't gone and opted in for Diablo beta opportunities, I highly encourage everyone to do so. A lot of folks forget to do it at announce and opt in after Beta has started. While it's not really a first come, first serve situation, opting in after Beta started pretty much ensures you aren't getting in for the first wave (since we don't know you're interested).

So it's a good reminder.

Luckily reddittor BradXeno cleared things up for everyone, before the signup button on the D4 site exploded, clarifying that there are no more general opt-ins and they are now per-game, meaning the Diablo 4 one didn't actually exist yet - the one on the official D4 site is actually just for the newsletter! Nevalistis confirmed this soon after:

Blizzard LogoNevalistis on Beta Signups 2 (source)

BradXeno

Beta opt in was changed to be per game last year wasn't it? The account/franchise beta opt in page is gone and now opt ins are added to the game pages individually at some point.

Can look over at WoW : Shadowlands for an example.

My guess is that's why OP thought that is what this was.
 

Ah, you're right. The process has changed significantly since the last beta I worked on (which was Rise of the Necromancer).

This is, indeed, to sign up for the newsletter and any additional information we might release, including when beta sign-ups go live.

So if you read about this and immediately got your hopes up that this indicated the game was closer than we thought... sorry. The only information we have about the release date or beta date is still that it's not even Blizzard soon, with a whole lot of individual speculation going around the community (I believe the general best (optimistic) bet at the moment is 2022).

If you're really hurting for some Diablo 4 action (as I am) you can re-read and go over everything we know about the game or one of the many gameplay videos or articles on it (which you can pick from below). Or if you really want to delve deep, head on over to r/diablo and post your suggestions for the game, as the devs are sure to see them as community feedback seems to be one of the most important things to the at the moment.
 

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