People Are Freaking Out About KFC's Diablo 4 Beta Codes

The beta kicks off today.

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Blizzard fans are freaking out about the only current way to access the long-awaited Diablo 4 beta other than preordering: 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.

Some users are ordering KFC simply for the beta code, with no intentions to eat the chicken sandwich, while some are protesting it altogether.

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.


Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said Diablo 4 was no longer available for pre-order, this is not the case and the story has been changed to reflect this.

This article has been updated to further clarify that Diablo 4 beta access can be obtained by preordering the game.

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