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What a surprise—the Diablo 4 beta test servers are being crushed and people can’t get in

The Diablo 4 (opens in new tab) preorder beta is now underway, and as you might have expected, it’s not going perfectly smoothly. The biggest and most obvious issue for people trying to get into the beta is lengthy queue times: I’m currently staring at an “87 minutes left” message as I try to get in on the action.

Some of us at PC Gamer are looking at even longer wait times:

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An hour into the beta, Blizzard has reported “an issue affecting our authentication servers,” which it said could result in slow or failed login attempts. That might sound familiar: The dreaded Error 37 that plagued the launch of Diablo 3 back in 2012, was also an authentication server problem. It’s the one thing about Diablo that genuinely scares us (opens in new tab)

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