Diablo Immortal. Remember that? This made-for-mobile entry in the famed Diablo series was originally announced way back in November of 2018, and Blizzard has always been pretty upfront about them doing what they normally do and taking as long as it takes for them to be happy with the game before actually releasing it. Back in August they highlighted a number of areas they were looking to make improvements based on the feedback they received from previous alpha tests, and they also officially pushed the game back to 2022 in order to give themselves ample time to nail everything to their liking. Now an important next step is taking place in the development process of Diablo Immortal as the game is kicking off a closed beta test starting today. Here is a brand new trailer showing off the current state of the game as well as some of its new features, headlined by the new playable Necromancer class.
If you want a much more extensive breakdown of everything you can expect in this beta, check out this post on Blizzard’s blog which includes more information than you can shake a stick at. The unfortunate part of all this is that the Diablo Immortal closed beta is for Android devices only, and currently is only available to select players in Canada and Australia, and in the coming weeks Korea, Japan, and China as well. Those lucky enough to be invited to the closed beta will get a notification via the Google Play Store, and the servers will officially go live in the above regions at 5pm PT today, which is right about as this post is going live. So good luck to you potential Android beta testers, and for the rest of us please enjoy the shiny new trailer above and the loads of new information in the latest blog post and hopefully us iOS folks can get in on some Diablo Immortal beta action in the near future.