Diablo III PTR is Online

After a weekend of maintenance, the Public Test Realm is up

Public Test Realm
As expected, the Public Test Realm servers for Diablo III came up Monday evening. They had been down for the weekend, as Blizzard technicians worked to deal with various login issues. Since this is the first PTR for Diablo III, there may be more issues with the servers as the kinks are worked out. There are only a few PTR servers overall, so they can often be overloaded by players trying to log in, as well.

The official word:

The PTR is now online and available for play. That said, we're definitely aware that many players are still experiencing persistent issues affecting login and character creation. We'll be keeping the PTR online for the time being so that we can test and troubleshoot those issues in a live environment, so please be sure to report any problems you encounter in this thread so we can pass them on to our development team as quickly as possible.

Thank you so much for your patience, and your reports. This is ultimately why we have a PTR, so we can identify and correct these kinds of issues early, before they hit the live game. :)

With the numerous problems that players are having trying to stay connected to the PTR, Lylirra provided further info:

Posted by: b0dyc0unt

I want to know if we should stop wasting our time. We already gave you well over 48+ hours of our time and the issue is still not fixed.

I'm not sure I can give you the answer you're looking for, but I'll give it a shot.

We're currently working to get PTR login and character creation in a stable state so everyone who wants to log in can log in, but I don't have any time frame for when that might be. Our engineers are still troubleshooting the issues players are reporting, and we'll certainly continue to provide updates in the main status thread as they become available.

In meantime, you can keep trying on your own for right now, or you can wait until the PTR is more stable (which may be tonight or tomorrow, depending on how successful our fixes are). At the moment, the number of players logged in to the PTR is growing at a pretty consistent rate, so that's pretty promising.

Posted by: DENDOG

this is BS people streaming on twitch get priority

We haven't given priority to streamers. It's just possible that a lot people who want to play the PTR have streams, though, and they've just gotten lucky.
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