Diablo IV devs warn of “unprecedented traffic and queue times” for open beta

Blizzard Entertainment has shared an update to set expectations about the open beta for Diablo IV, saying it expects “unprecedented traffic and queue times.”

The open beta for Diablo IV begins tomorrow, and Blizzard Entertainment shares an update about its expectations since it’s “expecting a lot of people” to jump in.

Diablo IV devs set expectations ahead of open beta

“As we prepare to open the gates to Sanctuary, we’d like to remind our players that the Diablo IV open beta is a test to ensure a smooth launch,” Blizzard Entertainment says. “We expect unprecedented traffic and queue times as a result. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”

It goes on to share its expectations in more detail. “When we open the gates again this Friday to absolutely everyone, we are expecting a lot of people. There will be lengthy queue times, particularly on Friday when we first launch and during peak regional windows,” Blizzard Entertainment explains. “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.”

The team adds that it may need to take the game offline to address issues and implement fixes, and stresses that player feedback is encouraged.

“Best to set some expectations early but any issues this weekend are better found now than at launch. Please be patient with us as we expect a lot of players joining to help test our game and infrastructure. Thank you for helping us make Diablo IV the best it can be,” adds Blizzard’s Rod Fergusson.

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