A promotion at KFC guarantees participation in the Diablo 4 beta, but only in the United States, but the borders are not enough to stop fans of the game. Many netizens say they have ordered food from the other side of the world , just to get the code.
Diablo IV won’t be released until June 6, 2023, but the excitement surrounding the game is still growing today as in 3 days the first beta test phase of the game will begin (the next one will already be open to everyone). It is mainly intended for players who have pre-ordered the title. The US subsidiary of KFC has offered an additional opportunity to participate in the trials as part of its latest promotion. Now everyone is trying to take advantage of it.
When and on which platforms will the Diablo IV open beta take place?
From March 24 (5:00 p.m. CET) to March 27 (8:00 p.m. CET).
Those with early access will be able to start playing one week earlier, on March 17 (5:00 p.m. CET), and play until March 20 (9:00 p.m. CET).
Diablo IV will be available to try on all target platforms, namely PC, PS4, PS5, XOne and XSX/S.
Essential Diablo IV Beta Information
The fruit of the cooperation between KFC and Blizzard
As part of KFC’s early-access open beta, restaurant patrons who have purchased a Double Down sandwich will receive a unique code that grants access to the Diablo IV beta in the first batch, which runs from January 17 through January 19. March 2023.
The innocent deal caused a stir online, as only available in the United States. Fans of the brand outside the United States cannot enjoy it. At least officially.
Restrictions that bind players
Saddened by the exclusion from the deal, players around the world are reluctant to pass up the additional opportunity to participate in the Diablo IV beta test.
Some of them decided to try their luck on Reddit, where you can find many comments and even editions with requests to US residents for a code to access the game.
In parallel, on the same site, you can find messages from American users, supporters of colleagues from other parts of the world, who posted additional codes out of goodwill.
Attempts to leverage the deal outside the United States
Much like on the internet, dedicated fans anticipating Diablo IV but not residing in the United States have also been looking for other ways to gain coveted beta access to the game themselves.
According to the most popular method, some users report that Using the Location Change VPN, they were able to order sandwiches from KFC in the US and receive an email with a code giving access to the beta.
“I’m in Australia and just activated a free VPN, went to the KFC website in the US and ordered a small chicken sandwich for pick up a few hours later, which blew me away. gave plenty of time for the package to be shipped.” coded. I paid $2.59 at KFC in Alabama.
Instead of a name on the order, I just put “Pass it” in hopes they actually give the sandwich to someone else. I paid with Google Pay, which came with my Australian bank card, and the code was emailed to me within an hour. Not bad for the cost of around AU$4,” user ConorOdin wrote.
However, according to the reports of many users, this method is not 100% effective.
Some players report that the need to enter a postal code, the length of which varies from country to country, makes it impossible to place an order. Others have found it helpful to add leading zeros to their actual zip code, but that’s not a method that will work in all cases.
Another complication, which for some reason only affects some non-US players, is that the KFC code is tied only to US game servers. However, some netizens were able to redeem the code on the appropriate servers for their residence.
Reasonable try or too much trouble?
Among the commentators focused on access to the game were also Diablo fans, who take a dim view of attempts to circumvent the limits of the KFC deal.
Some of them point out that The same effect can be achieved by pre-ordering the game and returning it after participating in beta testing.
Many users also believe that despite the serious intentions of avid gamers, their international orders will lead to a large amount of food being wasted.
Neither Blizzard nor KFC addressed the restrictions of the agreement or the confusion caused by attempts to circumvent them. Do you think the behavior of Internet users is justified?