Diablo Immortal is Blizzard’s attempt to create a portable version of their fan-favorite Diablo franchise. This new game is now in closed alpha and has added many cool features, including a brand new class.
The alpha officially began yesterday, and much of the content was similar to the early test version of the game back in December. But players soon discovered many new features, including the addition of the Crusader class, PvP battles, and 48-player raids.
If you’re thinking about getting into the alpha, we have some bad news: it is currently limited to select Android users living in Australia. So, if you live Down Under, you can always fill out an application for alpha access. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait for this title like the rest of us!
Why is the alpha so limited right now? The short answer is that Blizzard wants very specific feedback on very specific features of the game. And it’s easier to get that feedback from a limited test rather than a worldwide rollout.
Eventually, Blizzard will widen the net and other players will be able to help test Diablo Immortal. And the very fact that many players want to check it out shows how far this game has come since fans booed its announcement during the 2018 BlizzCon.
The full version of Diablo Immortal will launch later this year for both iOS and Android, though the exact launch date remains unknown. Once the title launches, players everywhere can enjoy classes like Crusader, Barbarian, Wizard, Monk, and Necromancer.
If this portable version doesn’t scratch your particular Diablo itch, don’t worry: the company is hard at work on both Diablo 4 and Diablo 2 Resurrected, the latter of which will be launching this year.