Blizzard Reveals New Diablo 4 Beta for PS5 and PS4 Called ‘Server Slam’
Blizzard has announced a new beta for Diablo 4 called “Server Slam” for PS5 and PS4. This beta will primarily stress test cross-play and cross-progression across PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. That’s great news for players who like to play across different platforms.
Start Date and Time Revealed
The start date for this upcoming beta is set for Friday, May 12 at 12 pm PDT, while the end date and time is Sunday, May 14 at 12 pm PDT. The pre-load will begin on May 10 at 12 pm PDT / 3 pm EDT, so players can download it early.
The New Features in Diablo 4 Beta
The new beta will feature the Prologue and the entirety of Act I with five classes up to Level 20: Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Rogue, and Sorcerer. It’s worth noting that all character progress from the prior Early Access and Open Beta weekend will not carry over to this beta, nor will any progression from this beta be carried over to the full release. The drop rate for Legendary items will be in line with how it will be in the final game.
Challenges and Rewards
The upcoming beta will come up with a challenge for defeating the Ashava world boss, which will appear on May 13 at 9 AM PDT and still be visible every three hours thereafter until May 14 at 9 AM PDT. Killing it would offer gamers the Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy, which will carry over to the main game. It worths to note that beating the Ashava world boss would be quite challenging, given that characters cannot go past Level 20 in this playtest. So gamers, take up the challenge and get rewarded by beating the Ashava world boss.