Diablo 4 is finally making its way into players’ hands almost 11 years after the original release of the last title, Diablo 3.
To ensure the launch goes as smoothly as possible, Blizzard released an Open Beta that anyone can download and access.
Due to the high volume of gamers waiting for Diablo 4, Blizzard warns that they expect unprecedented traffic and long queue times for the current March 24- 26 Open Beta.
The official statement from the Diablo Global Community Direct, Adam Fletcher, reads:
“When we open the gates again this Friday to absolutely everyone, we are expecting a lot of people. There will be lengthy queue times, particularly on Friday when we first launch and during peak regional windows.”
This isn’t surprising, considering Early Access last week proved to be a lot for the servers to handle, and many players faced several connection issues on top of the long queue times.
Now that the Open Beta is live, players are reporting wait times averaging 15- 20 minutes.
Some players waited over an hour and disconnected due to a server error. Once this error hit, players would need to wait in line in the queue again.
Thankfully, this did not continue through the whole weekend. By Sunday, players could easily connect without long wait times and server interruptions.
But the Open Beta features a much larger pool of players considering anyone that wishes to download it can participate.
With the number of players looking to participate in the Open Beta, it could also spell disaster for the World Boss Ashava Spawn Times.
Last weekend, Ashava didn’t spawn at the correct time on multiple occasions. Some players even experienced disconnection issues mid-fight.
How to Avoid Long Queue Times in Diablo 4
The best way to avoid long queue times in Diablo 4 is to log into the Open Beta during off-peak hours. Most of the player base is either asleep or barely waking up during these times.
Logging into the beta early morning or late at night will help you access the game more smoothly. If you’re not a fan of long waits, you may also want to avoid jumping into the Open Beta as soon as it opens this Friday.