The Diablo 4 open beta will have long queue times at launch too, Blizzard warns

Last weekend’s Diablo 4 (opens in new tab) early access beta got off to a rough start. Servers were immediately slammed, which meant long waits for anyone trying to get in, and unstable connections for everyone who did. We were all shocked (opens in new tab).

The situation had mostly smoothed out by Saturday, and Blizzard’s Rod Fergusson said that in the big picture, the bumps in the road were a good thing because they helped Blizzard hammer out Diablo 4’s issues (opens in new tab) well ahead of launch. “This weekend was to prepare for next weekend, and next weekend prepares for launch,” he said.