Diablo 4’s “family and friends” closed beta is currently ongoing, with 40 minutes of gameplay footage already leaked from it. Such themselves “friends”, it turns out.
In the meantime, Blizzard has announced that it will be launching an endgame closed beta soon. And also confirmed that the first open beta testing will begin in early 2023.
Diablo IV will always be an online game and will not offer offline play. We also don’t know if Blizzard will allow modders to enable unofficial offline mode or not. The game will also feature cosmetic microtransactions. In addition, Blizzard is exploring the possibility of supporting cross-platform play across all platforms. Finally, Diablo 4 will use a new engine, the camera will allow you to zoom out, and the animation will be improved.
Blizzard plans to release this new Diablo game in 2023.