Blizzard fans are freaking out about the only current way to access the long-awaited Diablo 4 beta: ordering KFC.
As the beta kicks off today, March 17, hopeful players are taking to the game’s Reddit to express their surprise, frustration, and amusement over the KFC beta code promotion. Players could previously preorder Diablo 4 to get a beta code, but this is no longer available now that the beta has begun.
Some users are ordering KFC simply for the beta code, with no intentions to eat the chicken sandwich, while some are protesting it altogether.
Buff up your game play #DiabloIV Beta Access now available with purchase of a Double Down via the KFC app or on https://t.co/LRobd1LxIL
Good luck heroes pic.twitter.com/M7nS5TvRp2
— KFC (@kfc) March 9, 2023
Reddit user kuroineko666 posted an “anti vegan beta key” post, asking why the only way to access Diablo 4’s beta other than preordering is “to order a dead chicken from KFC”.
Another user, MahiMatt, falls into the latter category. “Just ordered my KFC chicken sandwich with the Diablo promotion,” they said. “Question: do I actually have to pick up the sandwich to get the code?” Other users have expressed similar plans, while one called the collaboration a “dystopian nightmare”.
The beta code is available to anyone in the United States who orders a Double Down sandwich or other valid options, though a vegan or vegetarian meal is absent from the list.
Diablo 4 launches on June 6, 2023, with another, completely open to the public beta taking place next week from March 24 to 26.
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.