BOHICA, as they say. In other words, during the main open beta of Diablo IV - which began today at 5 p.m. - the players are encountering similar problems as in the last week's early beta.
Diablo 4 beta - reported problems
Some people can't launch the game at all because the "Play" button is inactive (try turning the Battle.net app on and off, this usually helps).
Once you enter the game, on the other hand, there are quite a long queues. On average the waiting time is about an hour. However, it seems that some players are quitting, so the process may take a little less time.
No sound in the intro cutscene
Once you enter the game, a cutscene with Lilith will be played. Some players report that there is no sound in it - you can only hear the sound of rain in the background.
Dropping the game to the taskbar (Alt+Tab), often leads tofreezing. So if you are playing the game, try not to do this.
Error 316719 is back
Players are also complaining about the infamous error 316719. It appears at different times - sometimes during the game, at other times already at the character creation stage. Unfortunately, it cannot be remedied. Already last week Blizzard made it clear that it is due to Diablo IV server instability. So if this error happens to you, be prepared to stand in the queue again - or return to play at another time.
Players also complain about the "resource-intensive" nature of Diablo IV on PC, pointing out that the game uses up to a dozen GB of RAM regardless of graphics settings. Others claim however, that changing the settings significantly reduces the amount of RAM used - up to 6 GB. So perhaps it depends on the configuration.
Of course Blizzard has warned of such problems. The situation seems to have normalized a bit and playing Diablo IV can be enjoyed without major problems.
As a reminder, let me add that the open beta will last until March 27 (Monday) at 8 p.m. CET. The game is scheduled for release on June 6. It will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, XOne and XSX/S.
DIABLO IV BETA COMPENDIUM
All the highlights of Diablo IV open beta test are available here.