Blizzard has announced that the Diablo III Starter Edition is now available for free, and no longer requires a disk to be installed. Without having to purchase a copy of Diablo III, players will be able to fight their way up to the Skeleton King boss in Act I with a level cap of 13.
Those of you who want a taste of Diablo III before forking out R400, can get the free Starter Edition in the following ways:
- Log in to your existing Battle.net account at http://www.battle.net, and sign up for the Diablo III Starter Edition through the “Your Game Accounts” section.
- Create a new Battle.net account here, and the Diablo III Starter Edition license will be added to your account automatically.
- Grab the Diablo III game disc from a friend, install the game, and then log in with your Battle.net account. The Diablo III Starter Edition will be added to your account automatically.
Note that certain game features are restricted on Starter Edition accounts. Any progress and achievements you earn while playing the Starter Edition will automatically carry over if you decide to upgrade to the full version of Diablo III, and the Starter Edition restrictions will be removed.