PTR Coming Soon for Patch 1.0.5

This is the first patch on the Public Test Realms server for Diablo III

PTR Download
It is common for games developed by Blizzard to have a Public Test Realm (PTR) server, where new patches are tested out before they are added to the live servers. So far, Diablo III has not had a PTR. That is changing soon, as new forums have gone up on the official Blizzard forums, dedicated to a PTR for Diablo III. The PTR Feedback Forum and PTR Bugs Report Forum are currently read-only, but will be opened up when the PTR server is available for patch 1.0.5. One of the first posts there outlines how the PTR works, for those who are interested in soon testing out the next patch.

Update: The PTR account creation and client download is now available! Follow the directions to get ready for the PTR.

Jump past the break for the specifics.

Update: PTR account creation should now be live for all regions.

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Patch 1.0.5 will soon be available for testing on the PTR. Once the PTR is up and ready, we'll enable posting in this forum and the PTR Bug Report forum so you can share your feedback and report any issues you may experience while playing.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the patch 1.0.5 PTR patch notes and the information below to find out how to set up your PTR account.

How to Participate:

To participate in the public test, you must have a Diablo III game license attached your Battle.net account that's in good standing (i.e. it hasn't been suspended or banned). While the 1.0.5 PTR will only be in available in English, French, German, and Korean languages, accounts from all regions are eligible to participate.

You will also need to create a PTR account by logging in to your Battle.net Account Management page. We will be enabling PTR account creation soon (we'll provide an update once it's available), and once it's up you'll simply need to select your Diablo III game license and then click "Create a PTR account." After you've created your account, you'll be able to download the client from the Diablo III landing page, or from your Games Download page in Account Management.

Please note that will not be able to log in to the PTR client until it's live.

Character Copy:

The option to copy your existing Diablo III characters from your live account to the PTR will become available once the PTR is live. Only one region per account can be copied at a time, however, so if you choose to copy characters from your account in a different region please note that any previously copied PTR characters will be lost.

We'll be providing more details, including an FAQ, once the 1.0.5 PTR is available, so stay tuned!
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