Diablo 4 Beta players are experiencing long waits and server crashes
Those hoping to get an early start in slaying Queen Succubi had to wait longer than expected, as many players logged into the Diablo 4 beta server today to explore. long queue times and error codes prevent them from jumping into ARPG.
Today marks the start of the early access beta for those who pre-ordered the full game or received the code. by eating Kentucky fried chickenwhile next weekend is open to anyone looking to start their adventure early in the open beta.
Diablo 4: December 2022 Screenshot
But many players already greeted by long wait times to login to the server, error codes and other problems.
Taking to Twitter while facing wait times of up to an hour, players took the opportunity to warn their fellow demon slayers and shed light on the situation.
To those waiting for the stable Diablo 4 Beta server/queue:The queue will be cleared soon after everyone who got the beta by eating KFC went to the bathroom for hours pic.twitter.com/5CVbm4QL3Z– Ted Bacinschi (@Slootbag) March 17, 2023
The servers were overloaded and the waiting time lasted until late afternoon. Official Diablo Twitter account recently commented on the issues, saying: “We are aware of issues affecting Open Beta’s Early Access, resulting in long queue times and server disconnections. The team is managing manage player engagement until we have a full fix for the connection issue.”
Players can track known issues and fixes on Blizzard’s website.
We are aware of issues affecting the Open Beta Early Access, resulting in long queue times and server disconnections.
The team is managing the player engagement rate until we fully fix the connectivity issues.
For more updates, visit: https://t.co/FmJb8FaIjC
– Diablo (@Diablo) March 17, 2023
Before, Blizzard has warned players to predict the timeout and warn that players should not leave the queue even if they are still stuck on the idle screen after the timeout:
“Users may experience queues when logging into Diablo IV during the Early Access Beta Weekend. Please note that the countdown may end and exceed the duration listed on the queue timer. DO NOT leave off the queue as this will restart the queue. We will have more precise timers for the Open Beta Weekend.”
Meanwhile, Blizzard’s forums have been flooded with users posting their problems and frustrations, including a theme of console players those that have been started several times after waiting for the queue’s timeout.
Waiting times and server issues are not new to betas, mainly intended for stress testing prior to full launch, especially for hotly anticipated games like the next entry in Blizzard’s longstanding ARPG franchise.
However, waiting times never feel good. I hope the issues will be resolved soon so I can start recruiting my undead summoning army. For more, check out The first 17 minutes of the Diablo IV beta.
Travis Northup is a writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @TieGuyTravis and read his Game coverage is here.