CONFIRMED BY FELLOW GAFFERS:
Just confirmed this works!
I'm not in the beta, but I just logged in!
EDIT: Also, as a side note, I do have the annual pass and D3 linked to my account. Not sure if that is a factor.
Can confirm this works. I just logged in on a newly created Battle.net account.
It works from europe!
For people out of europe - change ingame server settings to north america so you can connect to the server. if you choose EU server you will get an 3003 error. Also you should have a battletag already created to login successfully.
To download the client:
Well, played for around 30 seconds and I'm already happy.
Really like the looks of the game now that I've finally seen it in person.
(Note: total download is 7+ GB. choose allow quick play in downloaded preferences of the client. you might be able to play before downloading the whole thing)
If you are downloading a non-US client, you have to select "US" as server in the options menu, because the EU server option does not seem to work.
1- Post in the awesome Diablo III Beta thread!
2- Create your BattleTag and share it in the official Diablo III Beta thread! Thanks MrMister!
this was just posted in the Diablo 3 beta thread, but i figured a lot more people who wanted to try the beta would prefer to see this info in a new thread. from reddit:
some people have tried it and it works, apparently. i already have the beta so i can't try it.
Hmm I just saw this on Reddit. Turns out anyone can access the beta right now? I'm tempted to give it a try.