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[Update]: Diablo 4 has now finally arrived, and while there are some notable issues, it's pretty good fun.

If after three years of teasers, previews and developer diaries you're now itching to see what Blizzard has managed to achieve with Diablo 4, you'll be happy to hear that there will be a free Open Beta launching in the near future. The one bit of bad news is that the Open Beta will only stick around for a short amount of time, so try to keep your schedule clear between March 24-26 if you really want to take a proper bite out of Diablo 4.

As for what exactly you can expect to see in terms of gameplay, that you can check out through the developer-guided preview below. The dialogue, as is tradition with these types of videos, is a bit ham-fisted, but I'd still recommend checking it out purely because of the gameplay. Have a gander:

I haven't played the Closed Beta myself as I'm waiting to give the Open Beta a try before reaching for my wallet, but judging by the opinions online Diablo 4 appears to be a game of extremes. Some are absolutely in love with it and can't wait to play more, while others seem to hate many of the new additions and gameplay changes. The truth is likely somewhere in between, so if you're a fan of the Diablo series or ARPG games in general, it would be a good idea to give the upcoming Open Beta a quick look and make up your own mind.

If you want to wait for the fully finished game, however, you're going to have to sit tight for a few more months as Diablo 4 will be launching onto PC and consoles on June 6th, 2023.

Once the Open Beta goes live, or Blizzard announces something major, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about Diablo 4 and its world over at the official website. Enjoy!