Greetings, wayward wanderer! You're just in time. Something monumental is happening in the realm of Sanctuary. Blizzard Entertainment is summoning all demon-slaying enthusiasts for a noble Diablo IV task that Blizzard has coined the "Server Slam"!
What & When Is The Server Slam?
The Server Slam, an epic event in the grand world of Diablo IV, is a beta test that is set to kick off from May 12, 2023, 12 p.m. PDT, and will run until May 14, 2023, 12 p.m. PDT. Three days of pure, unadulterated, demon-destroying bliss! So, mark your calendars, prep your gaming stations, and get ready for an action-packed weekend.
What Platforms Will The Server Slam Be Available On?
What's that? You're worried about platform restrictions? Fear not, brave soul! The Server Slam is open to everyone, regardless of your console of choice. It's available on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. Yes, you heard it right. Everyone's invited to the party!
What Can You Expect During The Server Slam?
The Server Slam isn't just a fancy name for a party; it's a stress test for Diablo IV's servers. It's like throwing a massive party to see how many people you can fit in your house before the floor collapses, only with less mess to clean up afterwards. Expect tons of players trying to log in, and a wild ride of gameplay experience. It's like a mosh pit, but for servers. This is crucial to ensure a smooth launch of Diablo IV in June.
Server Slam Rewards and Diablo IV Class Changes
Now, you might be wondering what's in it for you. Apart from the sheer thrill of being part of the Diablo IV prelaunch experience, there might be some tantalizing rewards up for grab!
Those who fell the pestilence spewing Ashava during the Diablo IV Server Slam will be rewarded with the "Cry of Shava Mount Trophy" when the game launches in June!
The Cry of Shava Mount Trophy is earned by defeating Ashava with one level 20 character.
Blizzard has also confirmed that they have reanimated rewards from the Early Access and Open Beta weekends, giving Diablo IV players another chance at unlocking these rewards when Diablo IV launches. The previous rewards that will be available include:
- Initial Casualty Title: earned by reaching Kyovashad with one character.
- Early Voyager Title: earned by reaching Level 20 on one character.
- Beta Wolf Pack Cosmetic Item: earned by reaching Level 20 on one character.
Furthermore, the Server Slam could be an excellent opportunity to get a sneak peek at some class changes before the game's official launch. Don't you just love surprises?
Why Is The Diablo IV Server Slam Important?
But let's not forget the real reason we're here. This isn't just about smashing servers and scoring potential loot. No, dear reader, it's about preparing for the grand release of Diablo IV! The Server Slam plays an integral role in ensuring that the game's launch is as smooth as a demon's bottom (or at least, as we imagine it would be). By participating, you're helping Blizzard Entertainment iron out any potential kinks and prepare for the wave of eager gamers come June 6.
How Do You Get Into The Diablo IV Server Slam?
Blizzard has shared the following details regarding getting into the event:
If you do not have the Diablo IV Open Beta downloaded:
- Launch the Battle.net client. If Diablo IV is not already in your Favorites bar, you can add it by clicking on the + icon. Alternatively, you can find Diablo IV by accessing the All Games page. You’ll see Diablo IV at the top of the list.
- Once you get to the Diablo IV Game Page, click the dropdown menu under Game Version and select the Diablo IV – Server Slam option. Click the blue button that says Install. The game will begin to install, and once it’s available, click Play to Launch.
- Launch the Xbox Store and search for Diablo IV–Server Slam. Select Download.
- Launch the PlayStation Store and search for Diablo IV–Server Slam. Select Download.
For those that still have the Diablo IV Open Beta downloaded:
- Once the Early Download period begins, an update will be available for you to download. After Server Slam starts, you can begin your journey into Sanctuary.
Note: An Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription will not be required to play Diablo IV during Server Slam in most regions. In Germany, a PlayStation Plus subscription will be required due to rating requirements. Once Diablo IV launches, an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription will be required to access some of the game’s multiplayer features.
The Diablo IV Server Slam is more than just a test; it's an invitation to be part of gaming history. So whether you're an old Diablo hand or a newbie who's just hearing about the franchise, get ready for an unforgettable weekend of demon-slaying action! Remember, every server slam, every monster slain, brings us one step closer to the official Diablo IV launch. So, are you ready to slam?
When Does Diablo IV Launch?
And speaking of the launch date, mark your calendars for June 6th! That's when Diablo IV officially opens its doors to the world. So, sharpen your swords, dust off your spell books, and get ready for the ride of your life!As for the platforms, Diablo IV will be launching on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC when it lands at retailers on June 6th. So whether you're a console aficionado or a keyboard-and-mouse warrior, you're in for a treat.
About Diablo IV
The Diablo franchise, with its dark and gritty world, has been captivating gamers' hearts (and souls) since the late '90s. It's a classic tale of good versus evil, where you, the hero, venture into the depths of hell to confront the big bad himself - Diablo. Oh, and did I mention you get to slay countless demons along the way? It's as therapeutic as it sounds, trust me!
One thing that's got everyone talking is the support for cross-platform play on consoles and cross-saves across all platforms. Yes, you heard it right! You can now team up with your buddies regardless of the platform they're on. So, no more excuses for not joining the next demon-slaying session.
Diablo IV is shaping up to be a return to the franchise's dark and gritty roots, with a handful of exciting new features thrown into the mix. So get ready, adventurers, because the demons of Hell are waiting, and they're not going to slay themselves!