No Need to Keep Old Diablo 4 Game Clients, Says Blizzard

Clear some space, there are no more Betas.

As the dust settles on the eventful Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend, players are now given the green light to remove both the Beta and Server Slam clients from their systems. This latest update was communicated by Adam Fletcher, the Global Community Development Director for Diablo at Blizzard, via a Twitter post.

It’s important to note that the Diablo 4 Server Slam and Beta clients will no longer receive updates. This indicates that version 1.0 of the game will mark a fresh start on a different client.

However, for those gamers with internet data caps, keeping the Server Slam files and moving them to the official client folder on launch could potentially save you some bandwidth. No guarantees, but there is some chatter about this working in the past.

What comes next for Diablo 4? The official launch is just over two weeks away at this point. Diablo 4 launches globally on June 6, 2023. Those who pre-order the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition get Early Access four days earlier.

Here are the Diablo 4 release times by region:

Global launch:

  • US West: June 5, 4 p.m. PT
  • US East: June 5, 7 p.m. ET
  • Europe: June 6, 1 a.m. CEST
  • Asia: June 6, 8 a.m. KST

Early Access:

  • US West: June 1, 4 p.m. PT
  • US East: June 1, 7 p.m. ET
  • Europe: June 2, 1 a.m. CEST
  • Asia: June 2, 8 a.m. KST

At the time of writing, preloads are not yet live. We anticipate they will go live about a week before launch, around May 25, but we will let you know when we get the good word from Blizzard. You can pick up Diablo 4 on the official Blizzard website if you plan to play on launch day.