Blizzard Entertainment’s action role-playing game, Diablo 4, has broken beta testing records, with 61 million hours spent and 46 million deaths.
The Necromancer and Sorcerer classes were the most popular among players, with 2.6 million players reaching character level 20 and earning the wolf pup cosmetic.
The beta testing for Diablo 4 also experienced an impressive feat, a world boss encounter. World bosses are intended for groups of 12 players to take down together, but one player came very close to tackling the boss single-handedly.
One vs Ashava
Wudijo, a player, almost single-handedly annihilated the boss named Ashava. Despite being designed for a group encounter, Wudijo almost managed to take down Ashava alone with a Rogue build. When Ashava’s health was nearly depleted, a Necromancer player arrived and dealt the final blows, making Wudijo’s run almost a solo-kill, but not quite. Ashava herself also managed to take down over 10 million players, making her conquest an impressive stat.
The full game will be released on June 6th for the PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Those who cannot wait for the release date can access the game four days early with pre-orders of the Deluxe or Ultimate editions. There is also an available bundle that includes a digital standard edition of the game, Xbox Series X console and wireless controller, and preorder bonuses, though it will only save players $10 over buying the Diablo 4 standard edition and Xbox Series X separately.
In conclusion, the beta tested records for Diablo 4 are impressive, with the player base showing their love for the game by logging collectively 61 million hours into it, choosing classes from Necromancer and Sorcerer, and engaging in world boss encounters with Ashava. With the game’s June 6th release date drawing near, it goes without saying that the anticipation for Diablo 4 is high among the gaming community.