What’s Playing on Battle.net: News and notable events in early March 2023
Grab a seat by the fire, adventurer; you’ve earned this moment of respite. While you take some time to unwind, read up on the latest beats from your favorite games and prepare to face whatever hellish horrors lie ahead.
Get ready for Diablo IV’s Open Beta period, become Sanctuary’s deadliest catcher in Diablo Immortal, deploy into Call of Duty’s latest maps and modes, and more.
Every two weeks, we help you catch up on all things Battle.net by highlighting new content, developer updates, and “don’t miss” occasions to help you hit important dates and maximize each in-game moment.
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Explore Diablo IV early during the Open Beta
The time to combat Lilith’s legion is almost upon us; the Open Beta and Early Access weekends begin soon. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know before you depart for Sanctuary:
- The Early Access period lasts from March 17-19, and the Open Beta period takes place the following weekend from March 24-26
- Players who have pre-purchased Diablo IV will be able to play during the Early Access weekend
- During both weekends, you’ll be able to get a taste of the campaign via the Prologue and the entirety of Act 1 and level your character up to 25
Check out this in-depth Open Beta guide to learn more about what you can expect.
Inside the world of Sanctuary
Join members of the Diablo IV team on a journey through the game’s rich landscape, and discover more about the art direction, environment, gameplay innovations, and world-building that sculpted each facet of the Mortal Realm.
Warcraft Arclight Rumble
How Arclight Rumble’s art team creates Minis
Art Director Jeremy Collins provided an inside look at what it takes to bring one of the game’s unique units to life. Learn more about the multi-stage creation process and check out some behind-the-scenes art in this new development blog!
Season 28: Rites of Sanctuary has begun
Power from the days of yore lingers within the Mortal Realm, waiting to be uncovered once more. Tap into the ancient Altar of Rites to imbue yourself with unspeakable power and embark upon a new Season Journey now.
Get ready to become a master caster—fishing has debuted!
It’s time to toss your weapons aside and take up a far more noble tool: the fishing rod. Starting at level 43, you can pick up the Greatest Pastime quest in Bilefen and endeavor to become the best angler Sanctuary has seen.
Call of Duty
Explore a new area of operations in the Season 02 Battle Pass
The latest Battle Pass for Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 features over 100 rewards across 20 Sectors, including three new weapons and the return of Modern Warfare’s Operator Ronin.
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World of Warcraft
Peruse new March merchandise at the Trading Post
A multitude of mystical and magical items have been added to the Trading Post, and the vendors in Orgrimmar and Stormwind are ready to trade their wares for your Tender.