Blizzard Entertainment, the video game developer, has announced that it will be hosting a Diablo 4 Server Slam from May 12 – 14, 2023. The event will be available to all players on PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC, including console couch co-op, plus crossplay and cross-progression across all platforms. Players will be able to access the Prologue and all of Act I, with Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Rogue, and Sorcerer classes available.
However, there are a few differences between the Diablo 4 Server Slam and the previous beta. Blizzard has stated that any character progress made during the Early Access and Open Beta weekends will not carry over to the Server Slam, and any progress made during the Server Slam will not carry over to launch. Players will be able to level up their characters to Level 20, after which they will cease to gain Ability Points, but can continue to slay demons and earn alluring gear. Moreover, the Legendary Item drop rate has been altered to reflect the drop rate that will be present in the launch version of Diablo IV.
The version of Diablo IV available during the Server Slam will include all the bug fixes and updates detailed in Blizzard’s Open Beta Retrospective blog.
This is an exciting opportunity for players to get a taste of the highly-anticipated Diablo 4, and experience the game’s mechanics, classes, and cross-platform functions before its official launch.