Shack PSA: You may be in the Diablo 3 beta without knowing

Diablo III closed beta access? In my Battle.net account? It's more common than you think. A number of click enthusiasts have been enrolled in the beta for Blizzard's action-RPG without receiving any notification, and you may have too.

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Diablo III closed beta access? In my Battle.net account? It's more common than you think. A number of click enthusiasts, myself included, have discovered that we've been enrolled in the beta for Blizzard's action-RPG without receiving any notification. Who knows, perhaps you have too? To check if you're one of the lucky ones, sign into the Battle.net account management. In your Game Accounts list, if you have the Diablo III beta listed as shown in the picture below, congratulations--you're in! If it only lists "Diablo III (Coming Soon)," I'm sorry to say you're not in yet. Do make sure you've selected in your beta profile settings that you want to take part, and update your system specifications with the tool. Thanks to Shacker DM7 for spotting this and sharing the good news with his fellow Shackers. Diablo III is slated to launch for PC and Mac in "early 2012." A $100 Collector's Edition packs an art book, soundtrack, DVD documentary, USB thumbdrive shaped like a soulstone, and in-game cosmetic bonuses. Though Blizzard is openly hiring for a console team, a console release is still unconfirmed.

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    December 7, 2011 9:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Shack PSA: You may be in the Diablo 3 beta without knowing.

    Diablo III closed beta access? In my Battle.net account? It's more common than you think. A number of click enthusiasts have been enrolled in the beta for Blizzard's action-RPG without receiving any notification, and you may have too.

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      December 7, 2011 9:49 AM

      Not all of us write for a gaming news website Alice. That just might, and I do mean might; have something to do with it. :D

      Seriously, glad you got in though.

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        December 7, 2011 9:56 AM

        It has nothing to do with it. A lot of us got in.

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        December 7, 2011 10:34 AM

        I don't have a flagged press account, as far as I know. I probably would've been in sooner if I did, I would imagine.

        But thank you for sharing in my joy. I will do my best not to rub salt in the wound.

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          December 7, 2011 10:46 AM

          I wish you had a press-flagged account and got a lot of free stuff for being a game journalist.

          Then maybe the Shack would be known a news site instead of that little black website with the rabid forum community.

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          December 7, 2011 11:13 AM

          does this mean you won't be playing DOTA 2 with us now? =/

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            December 7, 2011 11:22 AM

            Oh, don't you worry about that. There's more than enough time for Dota 2. Diablo III is awfully exciting, but the beta is relatively short, while Dota is... well, Dota.

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              December 7, 2011 11:29 AM

              okay good, because I can definitely play better than I did yesterday!

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      December 7, 2011 9:49 AM

      I'm pretty positive I'm not

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        December 7, 2011 9:50 AM

        the guy next to me at work is and he is celebrating like he won the lottery :(

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      December 7, 2011 9:50 AM

      This is bullshit!

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      December 7, 2011 9:53 AM

      i checked im not

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      December 7, 2011 9:55 AM

      No. I never get in betas.

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        December 7, 2011 10:02 AM

        i'm not in either. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you

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        December 7, 2011 10:37 AM

        Same here :(

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      December 7, 2011 9:57 AM

      I got in and I never received an email. So I can confirm it's true.
      Also, my brother and two of my friends also got in...

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      December 7, 2011 9:58 AM

      No email, just checked my battle.net account and downloading now. :)

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      December 7, 2011 10:05 AM

      I just checked and I'm in :)

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      December 7, 2011 10:12 AM

      Thanks for the heads-up, I'm in!

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      December 7, 2011 10:12 AM

      Holy shit, I'm in! Thanks for the heads up!

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      December 7, 2011 10:16 AM

      thank you for this. I changed my account to opt in for betas. I hope there is a d3 demo, because between torchlight 2 and all the other non action rpg games that are out or are coming, D3 is currently not on my must buy list.

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      December 7, 2011 10:21 AM

      Weird, I checked a few days ago and nothing. But now I am in. At least this way I don't have to steal my friend's account anymore.

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      December 7, 2011 10:22 AM

      click enthusiasts. lol YES. now imagine a co-op game with O'Connor... what TOON does she roll ?!?!

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        December 7, 2011 10:36 AM

        I went for Monk first, because it seemed the most different to Diablo II classes, and its closest counterpart is one I really liked--claws Assassin!

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          December 7, 2011 11:13 AM

          monk is so fun to play. gonna be super awesome in co-op. very versatile.

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      December 7, 2011 10:27 AM

      WOW, I got in. I can't believe it, I've never gotten a beta invite before! But I don't think i'm going to play, I always feel like i'm going to spoil the game If I play it early :*(

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      December 7, 2011 10:37 AM

      I did not, I HAVE CHECKED 872 TIMES NOW!! :(

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      December 7, 2011 10:44 AM

      Not in :(

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      December 7, 2011 10:54 AM

      Thank you for posting this story! Right after reading, I went to check my battle.net account. BAM! Diablo III beta link. I probably wouldn't have checked for quite awhile without this story.

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      December 7, 2011 11:03 AM

      So hopeful....and yet no luck. Fingers crossed for either this or CounterStrike GO

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        December 7, 2011 11:05 AM

        CS GO is reaaaaally rough right now.

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          December 7, 2011 11:20 AM

          Doesnt matter to me. Half the fine is being able to test the product out. Counterstrike is definitely one of my favorite IPs...... being able to beta test the latest release would be great.

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          December 7, 2011 11:27 AM

          What's rough about it? Wasn't it playable on the show floor a while ago?

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            December 7, 2011 11:53 AM

            its a really early beta and it shows.

            the matchmaking doesnt work well right now
            animations are incomplete
            i get lag on almost every server I've played on
            buy menu sucks (being fixed)
            as a long time CS player (competitively as well) casual mode is not appealing to me, and thats all thats in the beta.
            aiming feels like mouse accel is always on
            limited items/maps
            no party system or way to join a server with friends

            all of these things are expected from a beta. its just hard to get excited to go home and play it in its current state. As a diehard CS fan, playing just a few rounds satisfied my fanboyish need to play the latest version ASAP. that said, I probably wont play the beta again until a major update is release.

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            December 7, 2011 7:09 PM

            Have you seen any of the footage?

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      December 7, 2011 11:16 AM

      Apparently I'm in and never got a notification either? I'm downloading the client now...

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      December 7, 2011 11:21 AM

      Still not in. Shack trolling me about it.

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      December 7, 2011 11:21 AM

      Seriously.

      I hate.


      All of you.

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        December 7, 2011 11:48 AM

        Ajax, I didn't get in! I don't play, or care, but don't hate me!

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      December 7, 2011 11:41 AM

      I'm in. Played a little over lunch. Pretty slick.

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      December 7, 2011 11:42 AM

      Fuck you guys! I never get in the betas like this that fucking matter.

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        December 7, 2011 11:53 AM

        Same here man. I don't think I have ever been in a beta that wasn't either A) Open or B) A pre-order bonus. And I already pre-ordered Diablo 3. WHERE'S MY FUCKING BETA?!

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      December 7, 2011 11:49 AM

      I got in and played a little during lunch. Pretty slick.

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      December 7, 2011 11:50 AM

      Thanks for the heads up:
      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/170505/Diablo3beta.jpg

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      December 7, 2011 11:59 AM

      wow I just checked my account and there it is sitting there...I wonder how long that has been there.

      No email either, checked spam folder too.

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      December 7, 2011 12:07 PM

      haha I got in. Weird.

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      December 7, 2011 12:12 PM

      I am just going to leave this here............ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCdbdsFgNGI

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        December 7, 2011 2:48 PM

        Not impressed. While it may look cool, you know it will not have any depth to it, just like the rest of the Lineage games.

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          December 7, 2011 2:52 PM

          Actually, after watching it again, I'd have to say it just another Diablo clone. While that is not a totally bad thing, it would be nice if somebody did something a bit different.

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      December 7, 2011 3:22 PM

      In! Woo hoo!

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      December 7, 2011 3:43 PM

      Beta was boring and dissapointing. Sorry

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      December 7, 2011 3:50 PM

      tried to log in for the first time in awhile to find out that my battle.net account was locked due to suspicious activity -_-

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      December 7, 2011 3:53 PM

      Good grief. This game ran smooth as butter last night; today, however, is a lag fest. Too many people playing now!

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      December 7, 2011 4:06 PM

      I've played more Diablo 2 than every one of you fuckers and still no D3 beta for me :(

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      December 7, 2011 7:19 PM

      FUCK YEEEAAAAAAAH

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      December 7, 2011 7:20 PM

      nope :(

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      December 7, 2011 7:23 PM

      maybe this time it'll be there... maybe... maybe.... ZOMG Diablo III ICON!!!

      "Sign up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass and get Diablo III® FREE!"

      FUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!11

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      December 7, 2011 7:23 PM

      1st impressions: OMG AWESOME *click* *click* *click* *click* NETWORK DISCONNECTED. Dropped from game.

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        December 7, 2011 7:25 PM

        Yeah, this has happened to me twice, also getting a bit of stuttering. OH WELL, STILL AWESOME

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          December 7, 2011 7:30 PM

          It's highly annoying. I understand the notion of needing an internet connection for piracy and hack checks and whatnot, but really? Playing a single player game should drop me out of the game when their server goes tits up.

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        December 7, 2011 7:28 PM

        Yea, same here. Everything looked low resolution, too :(

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        December 7, 2011 7:29 PM

        Enjoy your SINGLE PLAYER game that requires constant, always-on Internet connection. There needs to be more rage about this bullshit tactic.

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          December 7, 2011 7:31 PM

          I honestly didnt have an issue until it happened. I didnt realize that it would kick you out of the game if their server dropped.

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            December 7, 2011 7:31 PM

            Yup. D3 launch day is going to be on par with MMO launch day clusterfuckness

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      December 7, 2011 7:24 PM

      WHY ARE THE GAME SERVERS NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW!

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      December 7, 2011 7:24 PM

      Monk is pretty amazing, just sayin

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      December 8, 2011 4:28 PM

      OMG I AM IN THE BETA!

      THANK YOU SHACK NEWS, I ONLY CHECKED BECAUSE OF THIS ARTICLE. I AM TYPING IN ALL CAPS TO DEMONSTRATE MY EXCITEMENT.