Diablo Immortal is about to launch a closed alpha test at 10 am (Australian Eastern Time) on April 22 / 5 pm on April 21 (Pacific Time). It will be limited to "a couple of thousand players" with Android devices.
The game had a technical alpha last December, which lasted for a couple of weeks. The alpha test this time should be longer than that.
Check out the developer's talk on Diablo Immortal Closed Alpha!
Let's continue with more details.
Diablo Immortal revealed the faction-based PvP mode, Cycle of Strife. In this mode, three factions, the Adventurers, the Shadows, and the Immortals, fight for the Eternal Crown.
All Heroes will start as the Adventurers and complete daily missions. They will make their decision when they are ready, to join the Shadows, taking on Contracts and increase their rank in the Dark Houses and challenging the Immortals. Or, the Adventurers can join the Immortals, defending the Crown and your reign against Shadows.
The Adventurers, the Shadows, and the Immortals can also join the Battleground and take part in an 8v8 contest. This takes place in the city of Westmarch by visiting the Immortal Overlook.
Diablo Immortal Closed Alpha added a new zone, Mount Zavain, the home of the Monks.
Walk across Mount Zavain are the snowy wastelands of the Frozen Tundra.
There is a new dungeon in the Frozen Tundra called Cavern of Echoes, where adventures can find Iceburn Tear.
Other new contents include Helliquary and Essence Transfer Vendor.
Helliquary is a device to let the heroes locate and trap powerful demons. To level-up a Helliquary, heroes need to earn Scoria and refine it into Hellfire Scoria.
Through the Essence Transfer Vendor, Players can extract the Essence of a Legendary item, permanently adding that Legendary item to their collection. a system inspired by the Kanai’s Cube feature from Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
Also, a new class The Crusader joins the battlefield, along with the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, and Wizard, in this Closed Alpha.
The Crusader is a mid-range hybrid caster/melee colossus.
In addition to the new stuff, the developer will raise the level cap from 45 to 55 this time.
If you are curious about this Closed Alpha, you may read this official FAQ.