Back in August shortly after the Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls expansion was announced, it was revealed that a beta of the game was expected to kick off by the end of the year, and sure enough it has as Blizzard has announced that the Friends and Family Beta has begun. The beta, according to Blizzard, used to be limited to just Friends and Family and Blizzard employees, but the company has announced that this year they will be extending the invite to “valued media contacts and key members of the Blizzard community” as well, along with 3,000 of Blizzard’s most active Diablo 3 players who have opted in for the beta testing as well.
Thankfully the beta is not under an NDA meaning that if you wanted to learn more about the upcoming expansion, you should start to find YouTube videos and blog posts about the expansion popping up on the internet soon. Of course given that the game is currently in beta, what you see now is subject to change and could be vastly different from the final release. The closed beta is expected to kick off soon as well, so if you want to get in on that beta testing action, you can do so by opting in for the beta via your Battle.net profile page, although this is not a guarantee that you will get it. So, who has managed to get their hands on the beta, and what do you guys make of the expansion so far?