If all goes according to plan they should launch the beta in no more than 4 months from now. Assume at least a 4 month beta period following.
How long was the beta for D2 anyways? Anybody recall?
The D2 beta ran from 4/3/2000 to 6/29/2000 (well, technically, it cut off about a week before release.
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