Those hoping to get an early start on slaying the Succubi Queen have had to wait longer than expected, as many players logged into the Diablo 4 beta servers today to find out. long queue times and error codes that prevent them from jumping into the ARPG.
Today marks the start of the early access beta available to those who pre-ordered the full game or earned a code by eating Kentucky Fried Chicken, while next weekend will welcome anyone who wants to start their adventures early open beta
Diablo 4: December 2022 Screenshots
But many players were greeted by long wait times to log into the server, error codes and other issues.
Taking to Twitter as they faced wait times of over an hour, players took the opportunity to warn their fellow demon slayers and make light of the situation.
To everyone waiting for the Diablo 4 Beta servers/queue to stabilize:The queue will clear soon after everyone who got the beta by eating KFC goes to the bathroom for hours pic.twitter.com/5CVbm4QL3Z— Ted Bacinschi (@Slootbag) March 17, 2023
Overloaded servers and long wait times persisted into the afternoon. the officer Diablo’s Twitter account recently commented on the issues, saying: “We are aware of issues affecting early access to the open beta, resulting in long queue times and server disconnections. The team is managing the rate of players entering the game until we have a complete solution for connection issues.”
Players can monitor known issues and fixes on Blizzard’s website.
We are aware of issues affecting early access to the open beta, resulting in long queue times and server disconnections.
The team is managing the rate of players coming into the game until we have a full fix for the connection issues.
For more updates visit: https://t.co/FmJb8FaIjC
— Devil (@Diablo) March 17, 2023
Blizzard had previously warned players to anticipate wait times and warned that players should not exit the queue even if they were stuck on a wait screen after the queue timer expired:
“Users may experience a queue while logging into Diablo IV during the Early Access Beta weekend. Please note that the countdown may end and go beyond the duration indicated on the queue timer. NO leave the queue as this will restart the queue. more accurate timers for open beta weekend.”
Meanwhile, Blizzard’s forums have been flooded with users posting their issues and frustrations, including a thread of console players who have repeatedly booted after waiting the length of the queue’s wait time.
Wait times and server issues aren’t new to betas, which are especially intended as stress tests before a full release, especially for highly anticipated games like the next entry in the ARPG franchise. long-running Blizzard.
Still, wait times are never good. I hope the issues are cleared up soon so I can start recruiting my army of undead necromancers. For more information, check out the first 17 minutes of the Diablo IV beta.
Travis Northup is a writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @TieGuyTravis and read yours coverage of the games here.