As Blizzard playfully teased earlier this week, we’re getting one other Diablo 4 playtest subsequent month. That is nice, however in the event you have been hoping to hold your progress over from the March beta, you are out of luck. The developer revealed in its weblog publish that not solely are your beta characters gone for good, however any character created in the course of the Could 12 – Could 14 server slam may even be deleted earlier than the complete game releases.

“Any character progress made in the course of the early entry and open beta weekends won’t carry over to server slam,” the publish clarifies. “Moreover, any character progress made throughout server slam won’t carry over to launch.” It is a tad irritating contemplating that Blizzard has added a complete new unique deal with on high of its current Diablo 4 beta rewards—one you can solely get with a stage 20 character from defeating world boss Ashava. Which means those that spent hours grinding it out to stage 20 final month should do it over again from scratch. I am certain many will not thoughts one other shot on the levelling course of, however it’s a disgrace for individuals who will not have the time or power to do it a second or third time.

To be honest to Blizzard, it was fairly clear final month that we might must bid farewell to our characters as soon as the open beta weekend was over. That was (maybe foolishly) beneath the belief that it would be our final go to to Sanctuary earlier than June’s launch, although. A part of me hoped that we might not less than be capable to cling onto them for one ultimate pre-launch playtest, particularly for individuals who will not have sufficient time to stage a complete new character as much as stage 20 for a single extra reward. 

It is a bummer, for certain, however it’s nonetheless good to have a ultimate probability to dive into Diablo 4 earlier than June. The weekend is getting used to emphasize check servers, so count on some heavy congestion and a plethora of excellent old style error codes to go together with your demon slaying.