In an investor webcast yesterday, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime confirmed that Diablo III would enter a closed beta “later this month,”  though it appears some friends and family may already have access. According to MMOsite, Blizzard has also issued beta invitations to members of variousDiablo/Warcraft fansites. 

If Diablo III releases in December 2011 (as has been speculated for a while now), Blizzard will have had four solid months of beta testing to iron out any major kinks. Beta participants will have access to all five character classes and roughly four hours worth of early-game content. A version of Diablo III’s controversial Auction House, which allows for player-to-player transactions of in-game items, will also be in the beta, though it’s not clear if this feature will be available at launch.

You can join the opt-in pool for the Diablo III beta through If you don’t receive an invitation, you can always keep an eye out for footage and screenshots that will surely flood the Internet over the weeks to come.

Source: MMOsiteBlizzard

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  • mcrandy - Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - link

    Amazing comments from the peanut gallery.

    Lets face it that Diablo 1 2 or 3 is the best thing ever to be made in gaming. So whining about Auction House's or bright lites or playing online is just for the weak knee people.

    Big deal if you have in house auction and give a little back to Blizzard for making such a great game. If you don't like that then use the gold auction house thats why its there.

    People don't want mods they want to be able to bot the place up and now that they can't they are sniveling.

    Get the game and play it and THEN you can start wetting your pants. In the meantime its time for the "girlie-men" to step aside and let the REAL heroes save the world.
  • P_O_E - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    I just got my Diablo 3 Beta! Im so exited! Thanks

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