Diablo 4 Fans Brace for ‘Expected Surge’ in Queue and Server Traffic This Weekend
For those eagerly anticipating the release of Diablo 4 this weekend, the servers and queues are set to be considerably busier than usual.
With the eagerly awaited game set to launch on November 1st, players have been pouring into online forums and social media sites with speculation and questions, as game developer Blizzard prepares for the expected surge in player numbers. Early access to Diablo 4 saw the game’s servers struggling to cope with the demand, but Blizzard is confident that they have the necessary infrastructure to handle a much larger player base.
The company has undertaken a comprehensive review of the underlying technology to ensure the smooth launch and subsequent enjoyment of the game, reinforced by guidance from long-time fans and veteran players. Players can expect to see an improved queue system and increased server stability in the run-up to the game’s release.
An important message from Blizzard has been the need for patience as the gaming giant works to optimise performance, as they understand that ‘Rushing to launch can often come at the expense of both speed and stability.’
Blizzard has outlined a plan to keep servers running smoothly as Diablo 4 is optimised post launch. When asked for more details, community manager and Diablo 4 advocate Brandy Camel stated: “We are confident that by properly launching the game in stages, and allowing the players to migrate gradually from the old to the new infrastructure, the game is sure to remain an enjoyable experience.
Having taken feedback from previous games into account, they are taking a step back to make sure the roll-out of the game is as smooth as possible. Players can also expect a steady stream of content and patches as user feedback takes shape and opportunities to report game issues are addressed.
As Diablo 4’s launch draws ever closer, keep an eye on the latest updates from Blizzard and be sure to read up on the support pages for the best performance during the weekend. Until then, the servers are at the ready and the nervous anticipation and hype continues to build.