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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

Diablo II: Resurrected Tech Alpha Controller UI

The Diablo II: Resurrected tech alpha offers console controller support. I plugged my PDP Gaming Wired Controller (Xbox One), and to my surprise the game automatically recognized a controller was plugged to the PC, and auto-switched to controller-mode UI a couple seconds later.

The UI will switch back to PC mode if you press keys on your keyboard, but switch back to Console Controller when you press buttons there.

The UI is a bit confusing at first, but the button icons appear on top of the UI to guide you which button to press. Now what I haven’t been able to find is how to edit button keybinds, but hopefully that’s something in development.

Diablo II: Resurrected Tech Alpha Press Kit

Blizzard PR sent a link to the Diablo II: Resurrected tech alpha press kit. The team shared 20 screenshots of the game. Tech alpha (Test #1) will include Act I and II of the single player, and three classes: Barbarian, Amazon and Sorceress.

Future tests will expand access to other content such as the remaining classes and PvP. Stay tuned for more. In the meantime, follow @blizzplanetcom in twitter or Facebook for updates; and youtube.com/blizzplanet for gameplay videos.

Blizzard is reaching out to content creators to join tech alpha tomorrow Thurs, April 8. Those who pre-registered at Diablo2.Blizzard.com will have a chance to access tech alpha on Fri, April 9.

Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha Begins April 8 in USA

It is now official. Diablo II: Resurrected technical alpha begins in April 8 in the United States, and April 9 in South Korea. This tech alpha test will only have Act I and II, and limited to three classes: Barbarian, Amazon, and Sorceress. The game supports Ultra High Definition 4K (2160p) graphics and controller in this test.

Tech Alpha will last from April 8 until April 12, but fret not. There will be multiple rounds of tests.

Potential Leak: D2R Tech Alpha in Korea

MrMesli sent me a link to a Inven.co.kr article that says the South Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee approved Diablo II: Resurrected tech alpha to be tested from April 9 – 13. Only testers above age 18 can register. The approval allows a max of 19,999 testers.

Update: Flam744 reports the South Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee removed the listing. I wasn’t able to find this entry either, but Inven.co.kr got a screenshot (below).

Diablo Immortal Android March 29 update expands compatibility

Diablo Immortal Android updates are generally posted every two Thursdays, and rarely on a Friday. The latest update came today Monday at 2pm.

I went on a hunt to ask players to share whether their non-compatible devices have become compatible in this build. It turns out I was right. A new compatibility list has expanded minimum requirements for Diablo Immortal.

Diablo Immortal Beta Leak?

A few hours ago, I launched the Diablo Immortal app in iOS, as I frequently do, to check out if there are any changes. Usually, those who participated in the technical alpha could launch the app and see their characters. I can still do that in the Android version. This is exactly what the iOS version was saying from the moment technical alpha ended until today around noon.

However, something happened in the past few hours in iOS. Dredscythe sent me a message to inform me what he discovered. Now when I launch the Diablo Immortal app in iOS, it no longer launches the app at all. Instead I get this message: “Diablo Immortal Beta has expired.”

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