Diablo® III Starter Edition & Guest Pass

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Diablo® III Starter Edition provides players the ability to try out a limited version of Diablo III. Guest Pass keys allow a player to give friends the opportunity to play the Starter Edition of Diablo III.

Note: Blizzard Customer Support cannot provide guest passes for Diablo III.

Players on Starter Edition game licenses have the following restrictions:

  • Cannot progress past the Skeleton King.
  • Can only create up to 4 characters.
  • Level 13 cap.
  • Matchmaking available only with other Starter Edition players.

How do I get the Diablo III Starter Edition?

There are now three ways to get the Diablo III Starter Edition. Choose the option that is best for you.

I have a Battle.net account and I have the Diablo III game client installed, but I haven’t logged in. What do I do?
  1. Log in to Diablo III using your Battle.net email and password.
  2. Read over the Terms of Use and, if you agree, click Accept.
  3. A popup window will appear with information on creating a BattleTag. Click Continue.
  4. Log in to your Battle.net account.
  5. Enter the BattleTag of your choice, then click Create your BattleTag. If you have additional questions, review the BattleTag article.
  6. Click Back to Battle.net Account Management.
  7. Return to the Diablo III game client. You may now log in with your Battle.net email and password to access the Starter Edition.
I have a Battle.net account, but I don’t have Diablo III installed. What do I do?
  1. Log in to Battle.net using your email address and password.
  2. On the Account Summary page, you’ll see Diablo III Starter Edition. Click the Play for Free link.
  3. Enter the BattleTag of your choice, then click Create your BattleTag. If you have additional questions, review the BattleTag article. If you already have a BattleTag, you will skip this step.
  4. Click Get Starter Edition.
  5. On the Diablo III License page, click Download Game Client.
  6. Verify your age.
  7. Select Windows or Mac. (The Mac version is only available in English, French, and German.)
  8. Once the game is fully installed, you may log in with your Battle.net email and password to access the Starter Edition.
I don’t have a Battle.net Account. What do I do?
  1. Visit the Activation Page.
  2. On this page, you will be asked “Do you have a Battle.net account?” Click No – Create a New Account. If you do have a Battle.net account, Click Yes- Login and proceed to step 7.
  3. Proceed with Battle.net account creation.
  4. A verification email will be sent to the email address you chose. Check your email in order to verify the Battle.net account.
  5. When you receive the email, click the appropriate link to verify your account. You’ll be taken to a page that states E-Mail Address Verified.
  6. Click Continue Setting Up Diablo III.
  7. Enter the BattleTag of your choice, then click Create your BattleTag. If you have additional questions, review the BattleTag article.
  8. Click Get Starter Edition.
  9. On the Diablo III License page, click Download Game Client.
  10. Verify your age.
  11. Select Windows or Mac. (The Mac version is only available in English, French, and German.)
  12. Once the game is fully installed, you may log in with your Battle.net email and password to access the Starter Edition.

Note: Each Battle.net account is limited to one Diablo III Starter Edition or one Diablo III Standard Edition.

How do I download the Diablo III Starter Edition?

Navigate to the Download Game Clients section of your Battle.net Account Management page, and click the icon for your operating system under the Diablo III heading.

How do I upgrade from Starter Edition to the full version of Diablo III?

Log in to Battle.net Account Management, and select your copy of Diablo III Starter Edition on the Game Account list. On your Diablo III Starter Edition Game Management page, you will see your upgrade options on the right-hand side.

Any characters you create while using the Starter Edition will be retained when you upgrade to the full version of Diablo III.

Note: Most Diablo III Starter Edition restrictions will remain in place until payment verification is fully complete. This may take up to 72 hours.

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