Adam Fletcher, community development lead at Blizzard, is warning fans about several scams related to Diablo 2: Resurrected’s technical alpha. The only true way to access the alpha is to sign up on the official website – so don’t enter any unofficial giveaways or contests.
“Just a heads-up to everyone interested in Diablo II: Resurrected and the Tech Alpha,” Fletcher said. “Don’t fall for scams. I’ve seen numerous places state they are running contests or giving away access. That isn’t true. Best way to get in is to opt-in on Diablo2.com!”
Fletcher then pointed out one such scam on Reddit and was subsequently banned from the associated Diablo 2: Resurrected subreddit. The mod then issued a long-winded response to the allegations, calling Fletcher a “lying employee” and that they hope Blizzard ends his contract.
In short – don’t give your info to anyone except Blizzard by using the Diablo 2 website. And avoid the above subreddit if you can help it.
Diablo 2: Resurrected’s lead producer Chris Lena first revealed plans for a technical alpha earlier this week. The plan is to start with single-player testing before moving on to test the multiplayer aspects of the game, although specific details for their release dates and length are yet to be revealed.
Lena did mention that testing “will begin to shape the future of Diablo 2: Resurrected,” and that it’s a great opportunity for fans to get involved with the game’s development. While much of Diablo 2: Resurrected will be a faithful recreation of the original title, the team is still looking for input on ways to rebalance the aging game.
Just make sure you’re not falling for one of the many scams circulating the web.
Diablo 2: Resurrected was one of many announcements made during this year’s BlizzCon – held entirely online for the first time in its history. We also learned more about Diablo 4, updates to World of Warcraft, and some big changes coming to Hearthstone.
If you’re interested in joining the alpha tests, you can sign up using the official Diablo 2 website.
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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.
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