How to play Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend: Start date and time, rewards, Ashava boss, more

Aakrit Sharma
Ashava World Boss in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 fans have the final chance to try out the game before launch, thanks to the Server Slam weekend. From how to download the beta to its start date and time, here’s everything you need to know about the Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend.

Diablo 4 is inching closer to launch and players worldwide have already had the chance to play two beta tests which showcased some core elements of the game. You could explore Fractured Peaks, take on a world boss called Ashava, choose and build your favorite classes, and a lot more.

The developers announced a secret Server Slam beta in one of the Developer Update livestreams and it is already available for download. This is the final beta before launch implying that players will witness the most polished version of the game so far.

On that note, here’s everything to know about the upcoming Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend.

Diablo 4 will be an open-world game and the story is non-linear.

When is the Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend? Date & time

The Diablo 4 Server Slam Weekend runs from May 12 until May 14, and here are the dates and times for different regions around the world:

  • North America: May 12 at 12 PM PDT / 3 PM EDT until May 14 at 12 PM PDT / 3 PM EDT
  • United Kingdom: May 12 at 8 PM BST until May 14 at 8 PM BST
  • Europe: May 12 at 9 PM CEST until May 14 at 9 PM CEST
  • Asia: May 13 at 3 AM UTC +8 until May 15 at 3 AM UTC +8

Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend platforms

Diablo 4 players can play the Server Slam beta weekend on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. They can simply download the game and try it out with features like couch co-op, crossplay, and cross-progression.

What content will be available in Diablo 4 Server Slam?

You can experience the Prologue and Act 1 of Diablo 4 during the upcoming Server Slam weekend. All five classes including Druid, Necromancer, Barbarian, Rogue, and Sorcerer will also be available.

Yet again, you’ll be able to roam around Fractured Peaks, check out the world boss, complete dungeons, complete main and side quests, take part in World and Legion events, and level up.

What changes are coming in Diablo 4 Server Slam?

After the first two betas, Diablo 4 players will witness these changes during the Server Slam open beta:

  • You can level up your characters to Level 20.
  • The Legendary Item drop rate will match the drop rate in the current launch version of Diablo 4.
  • It will include all the post-beta changes announced by the developers.
  • You can take on Ashava, the world boss.
Diablo 4 gameplay in snowy region
Diablo 4 will include seasonal play with elements like Battle Passes and seasonal characters.

When will Ashava appear in the Diablo 4 Server Slam beta?

During the Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend, Ashava will spawn at 9 AM PDT on May 13 and thereafter, she will spawn every 3 hours until the final spawn at 9 AM PDT on May 14.

Considering that the upcoming open beta will only allow players to level up till 20, defeating Ashava will be much harder this time around.

Will Diablo 4 Server Slam progress carry over to launch?

No, the progress you make during Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend will not carry over to launch. Moreover, the developers clarified in the Developer Update Live Stream that your progress from the Early Access and Open Beta weekends will not carry over to Server Slam weekend.

This means that none of the progress from the Early Access, Open Beta, and Server Slam weekends will carry over to launch day. The only way to get a kickstart is by pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of Diablo 4 and getting up to 4 days of early access.

Diablo 4 character classes
Every class in Diablo 4 brings something new to the table.

Diablo 4 Server Slam beta rewards

You can get the following rewards by playing the Diablo 4 Server Slam beta:

  • Initial Causality Title – Reach Kyovashad with one character.
  • Early Voyager Title – Reach level 20 with one character.
  • Beta Wolf Pack – Reach level 20 with one character.
  • Cry of Ashava Mount trophy – Defeat Ashava with one level 20 character.

How to download and play the Diablo 4 Server Slam weekend

The early download for Diablo 4 Server Slam beta will begin on May 10 at 12 PM PDT. Here’s how you can download and access the beta on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox:


  1. Go to launcher.
  2. Go to All Games and select Diablo 4.
  3. Click the dropdown menu for Diablo 4 and select the Server Slam variant.
  4. Install and play!

Xbox and PlayStation

Xbox and PlayStation players can simply visit the Xbox and PlayStation Stores, respectively, and search for Diablo 4. From here, they can directly download the Server Slam version.

Players who still have the Diablo 4 open beta downloaded will get an update that’ll let them access the Server Slam beta.

Well, this was everything to know about the Diablo 4 Server Slam beta weekend and we hope the game looks more polished than ever. For similar content, you can check out:

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