How to download Diablo 4 Server Slam beta: Preload, file size, more

Aakrit Sharma
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Thanks to multiple betas, Diablo 4 developers have been able to implement a lot of player feedback before officially releasing their game in June 2023. The final beta called Server Slam will be live soon, and here’s everything you need to know about downloading it and reducing the download size.

Diablo 4 devs are giving players around the world a final chance to try out their game ahead of its launch. The highly anticipated title has received positive feedback so far and Blizzard expects to solve any server issues with this week’s Server Slam beta.

Diablo 4’s Standard Edition costs $70 and the Ultimate Edition is worth $100. Before making any of these purchases, it makes sense for players to play the Server Slam beta and experience some of the elements that the game has to offer.

On that note, here’s how you can download the Diablo 4 Server Slam beta and be ready to jump into the game as soon as servers go live.

Lillith in Diablo 4
You can level up to 20 during the Diablo 4 server slam beta.

How to download Diablo 4 Server Slam early

Follow these steps to download and install Diablo 4 Server Slam early:

  1. Visit the official website to download and install the launcher for your platform if you don’t have it already.
  2. Run the launcher.
  3. Go to Games > All Games.
  4. Click on Diablo 4 and open its menu page.
  5. Go to Game Version and select Diablo IV – Server Slam.
  6. Initiate the download.

Early download for Diablo 4’s Server Slam is already available but if you can’t access it, make sure to check out the timings and dates for different regions of the world below.

Diablo 4 Server Slam early download start date and time

You can start pre-installing Diablo 4 at the following dates and times:

  • America – 12 PM PT on Wednesday and 3 PM ET on Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Europe – 8 PM CET on Wednesday, May 10
  • United Kingdom – 8 PM BST on Wednesday, May 10
  • Asia – 3:00 AM UTC+8 on Thursday, May 11
  • Australia – 5:00 AM AET on Thursday, May 11

Thereafter, you can download and install the Diablo 4 Server Slam beta till its end on May 14.

Diablo 4 Server Slam beta download size

You’ll require over 80 GB of space to download Diablo 4 Server Slam on PC and about 75 GB of space to download it on the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X.

A boss in Diablo 4
Diablo 4 Server Slam beta will feature a world boss named Ashava.

How to reduce Diablo 4 Server Slam download size

You can significantly reduce the size of the Diablo 4 Server Slam beta by following these steps:

  1. Launch the Battle.Net launcher and head to Diablo 4’s page.
  2. Click on the Options button (marked with a cog icon) beside the blue Install/Update button.
  3. Select Modify Install. The option won’t appear if the game is already downloading so make sure to pause any downloads.
  4. Go to Game content > Modify Install and uncheck the box for High-Resolution Assets.
  5. Resume the download.

With this method, you’ll be able to reduce the size of Diablo 4 Server Slam by almost 50%. This is because the High-Resolution Assets are for players who use 4K monitors and Ultra settings. Not a lot of players belong to this category and if you’re someone who’ll be playing on minimum or recommended settings, downloading the High-Resolution Assets is unnecessary.

Luckily, if you’ve already downloaded any of the previous betas, you’ll only have to install a short update instead of the full game.

Well, this was everything to know about downloading the Diablo 4 Server Slam. For more content on the upcoming game, you can check out:

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