Blizzards Warns Fans Of “Lengthy Queue Times” For Diablo 4’s Open Beta

Dia­blo IV’s open beta is right around the cor­ner, arriv­ing on March 24th. But if you’re look­ing to jump right in, it’s advised to wait. In a post on Bliz­zard’s forum, com­mu­ni­ty man­ag­er Adam Fletch­er says the play­ers should expect “lengthy queue times” for the beta. Espe­cial­ly on Fri­day, March 24th–the day it launches.

When we open the gates again this Fri­day to absolute­ly every­one, we are expect­ing a lot of peo­ple,” part of the post reads. “There will be lengthy queue times, par­tic­u­lar­ly on Fri­day when we first launch and dur­ing peak region­al win­dows. This past week­end helped us to fore­cast the capac­i­ty we expect this week­end, and we will be using that capac­i­ty to inten­tion­al­ly stress our sys­tems in prepa­ra­tion for launch. In sum­ma­ry, while we know it can be frus­trat­ing, we need queues to prop­er­ly stress test our ser­vices and we are design­ing to ensure we have them some of the time.”

Fletch­er also not­ed the game may be tak­en offline mul­ti­ple time in order to release fix­es or “infra­struc­ture adjust­ments.” The post fin­ish­es by ask­ing play­ers to report any bugs they encounter, along with the usu­al gen­er­al feed­back about the game. 

Bliz­zard boss Rod Fer­gus­son recent­ly defend­ed the long queues in Dia­blo IV in an inter­view ear­li­er this week. He states that it’s some­times in “the best inter­est” of the game, as it may keep it from com­plete­ly break­ing itself.

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

Latest articles

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here