Blizzard launches Diablo Immortal into limited public alpha

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Diablo Immortal, the massively multiplayer mobile-only game that Blizzard first revealed back at BlizzCon 2018, is just around the bend.

Blizzard on Friday announced that they will soon be opening the game for a limited public technical alpha. The goal of the controlled launch is to test server stability and client performance across a wide range of devices as well as collect player feedback regarding the core game, the leveling experience and other early gameplay systems.

From today, select gamers in Australia that pre-registered on the Google Play Store will receive an invitation to the Diablo Immortal technical alpha.

The test will be limited to a couple thousand players, Blizzard said, and is expected to run for a couple of weeks. Minimum hardware requirements include a Snapdragon 710 SoC, 2GB of RAM and Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. The game is free-to-play but there will be optional in-game purchases, although Blizzard said these “will never stand in the way of progression or enjoying the game.”

A general release date has not been set for Diablo Immortal.