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author: Kamil Kleszyk

Diablo 4 Beta Weighs a Lot, But There's a Way to Slim It Down

Those who plan to participate in the Diablo IV beta, but are horrified by the size of the game's installation files, can easily slim them down. We explain how to do it.

Regardless of whether you have participated in previous beta tests of Diablo 4 or you're going to do it this weekend, you probably know that the game can weigh a lot. Activision Blizzard's work is not one of the tiniest, and for those who count every gigabyte of free space on their hard drives, it can be downright overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce the weight of the game by almost half, although it is not without some drawbacks..

  • First of all, the trick can only be applied if you download the full beta version of Diablo IV, weighing nearly 80 GB ("excess" gigabytes are generated by textures in UltraHD quality).
  • Secondly, slimming down the beta involves switching to lower quality textures. Thus, we will not run the title in 4K resolution, but in 1920×1080, or Full HD.

Diablo IV beta - how to reduce the size on disk

Below we describe in a fairly clear step-by-step method how to reduce the weight of Diablo 4 beta files. Therefore, if you follow the instructions, you should not have any problems in achieving the goal.

  • Once you have finished downloading the required files, in the launcher you need to select the version of the Diablo IV - Beta (bottom left corner of the screen), and then click "Preinstall."
  • The game installation window will then appear. In the "Game Content" section, click the option: "Modify the installed content".
  • When you do this, another window will appear, where you need to uncheck the "High-resolution resources" option, and then click: "Confirm."
  • This will return you to the previous window, where you can choose where you want to install the game.
  • When you have made sure that everything has been done, select the option: "Start installation."

We realize that some of you already have the full version of the beta installed. It turns out that in that case it is still possible to reduce its weight. Here's how to do it:

  • In the launcher, you need to click on the cogwheel icon next to the "Play" button and select the "Modify installed content" option.
  • Then a new window will appear and in the "Game content" section, again select "Modify installed content."
  • When you do this, the window mentioned in the previous steps will appear, and in it you must uncheck "High-resolution resources."

As you can see, this process is extremely simple. Unfortunately, in saving disk space we are forced to make some concessions, so you have to decide for yourselves whether you prefer to enjoy 4K resolution or additional free space on your drives.

Open beta testing of Diablo IV has already started and will last until March 27 (Monday) at 8 p.m. CET. Participation - unlike the first round - is guaranteed to all interested parties (unless you get stuck in queues). More information about the tests can be found at this link.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

An introvert by nature. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanism than to the sciences. Instead of exercises in maths, he preferred shutting himself up in his world and inventing new stories of his favorite anime – Dragon Ball. After years of study came a time of stagnation, which he preferred to call "searching for purpose." Looking out for destiny during the 58th screening of his beloved Die Hard, he decided – like John McCLane – to fight for a better future. He found the avenue to do this in Gamepressure. Since he's still a freshman in the newsroom, he doesn't have a target subject he wants to focus on yet. So, you can expect news about farming simulators, or the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever hear that playing console games and watching movies is futile – remember this story


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