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Diablo 2: Resurrected Beta Date Possibly Leaked

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It seems we may have a starting date for the D2:R beta, as some overly enthusiastic Microsoft employees seem to have let the cat out of the bag.

The Xbox entry for the Diablo 2: Resurrected Beta very briefly had an August 17th 2021 release date on the game's page (which has now been removed) but, as basically always happens, a redditor (crimson4649) snapped a screenshot before it was!

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The date aligns with previous assumptions as well, although Blizzard did recently mention that there will be two phases to the beta, taking place over two weekends. So while that might indicate that the supposed leak isn't real (since the 17th is a Tuesday), the beta could last from the 17th through the weekend, but the phrasing of the blue post below seems a little awkward if that is the case:

Blizzard LogoD2R Beta (Source)

There will be two phases as you noted. Think of the phases as different weekends as typically that is when most people can play and we really need to stress things with MP being involved.

Stay tuned.

While we can't be sure if the leaked date is correct, we do at least know the September 23rd actual game release date is still set!

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Still occasionally have nightmares of annoying little pygmy's from Act 3. But the remake I'm certainly looking forward to (preordered before the recent Blizzard drama)

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