If you like crawling dungeons and slaying monsters, it looks like Diablo 4 is going to faciliate both and the recent open beta for the action-RPG has thrown up some truly wild statistics. Throughout the 62 million hours of the Diablo 4 open beta that were played over the weekend of access from Blizzard, over 29 billion monsters were killed – which, let’s be honest, is quite a few.
If you’re wondering what sort of context these 29 billion monsters were slain in, we have you covered. With almost 47 million player deaths recorded, the average Diablo 4 open beta kill-death ratio for players was 623.4 – which, you’d take in a heartbeat if this was one of the best competitive fps games out there.
This also means that, on average, 475 monsters were slain an hour. We know that doesn’t sound like a lot when you think about how many players were playing the Diablo 4 open beta, but we certianly think that’s a number to be proud of.
As you can see for yourself below, the best Diablo 4 classes were on top during the open beta with the Sorcerer and Necromancer the most-played classes. You can check out the best Diablo 4 Sorcerer build and best Diablo 4 Necromancer build right here – in prep for the final Diablo 4 release date.
It’s also quite interesting to learn that over 1.7 million players were butchered – and the Butcher was only killed around half a million times. We know the Diablo 4 Butcher is a tough cookie, but these numbers need to be addressed when the action-RPG drops. You may also be interested to learn that Ashava, the Diablo 4 beta world boss, was much more deadly; they killed players over 10 million times while only being killed around 107 thousand times. Oh, and they weren’t soloed once – so, that looks like a ‘world first’ challenge waiting to happen.
Was this open beta popular, though? Or is all that just the result of a few fanatics? Well, Blizzard has confirmed that the best of the Diablo 4 beta rewards – the Beta Wolf Pack – was claimed by well over two million players. So, yeah, it’s safe to say that this was a popular one. Why not check out this guide to all the Diablo 4 skill trees while you wait for the full release? It’s good to be prepared.