The open beta for Diablo IV will run for three days this weekend, and Blizzard is letting fans download it now. With the high-resolution texture pack installed, the preload is 84 GB.
Blizzard has unveiled the World Bosses in celebration of the open beta. In the PlayStation Blog, Blizzard highlighted that the new World Bosses feature a variety of difficult monsters that may be tackled by groups of players of varying classes and play styles.
Ashava, a horrific monster with long, vicious claws extending from her wrists, is the first World Boss released by Blizzard.
Grab your allies and get ready. Ashava’s hungry. #DiabloIV‘s first World Boss spawns four times during Open Beta Early Access this weekend. pic.twitter.com/b1dQNUIpuu
— Diablo (@Diablo) March 15, 2023
Diablo IV’s senior encounter designer Candace Thomas discussed Ashava at BlizzCon 2019, so you may brush up on who she is. She said that Ashava serves “as like a perpetual reminder that Lilith is watching and nothing is secure from the gates of Hell,” and that she is a “constant threat” in Sanctuary who can appear anywhere at any time.
Thomas added at the time-
“But to us as developers, I think that she’s kind of like a monument to what Diablo IV is as a game.”
“She’s this enormous monster, but she takes more than just you to defeat. People have to come together across all the regions to take her down because she’s just this giant killing machine.”