Diablo 3 Beta Key Giveaway

This giveaway has ended

We would like to apologize for any errors. Apparently recent changes to Twitter have made it much more difficult to track retweets. As such, we’ll be using other methods for future giveaways. We may still deliver keys through DMs, as it’s a nice, secure method, but we will not be asking for entries on Twitter. We appreciate all your enthusiasm and participation, and we look forward to bringing you more giveaways like this one. Thanks again!


It has come to our attention that some of you are experiencing difficulty activating your beta keys. While we are completely out of keys, we have spoken to Blizzard about the issue. They have advised us to have you contact Blizzard Customer Service to see if there is anything they can do to help. To do so, please visit this link.

We hope this helps!


We’ve all been speculating over the Diablo 3 release date, but even today, no one outside of Blizzard HQ (and maybe not even many inside it!) knows when it will launch. However, we do know how you can start playing in the beta immediately: You can grab one of these handy beta keys we’ve got lying around the office.

If you want one, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head over and follow us on Twitter.

  2. Retweet the tweet below

It’s that simple! We’ll be sending out keys in waves, and those who retweet first will get their keys first! Once they’re gone, they’re gone, so get your tweet in early. Remember, if you’re not following us, we can’t Direct Message you. If we can’t DM you, you’ll forfeit your place in line.

We will be sending keys out in waves, so please don’t expect one instantly. Also, we’ll make an announcement here and on Twitter when they are all gone.

Well, what are you waiting for?

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129 Comments on Diablo 3 Beta Key Giveaway

Marcus Hudetz

On March 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I’ll take one, please! Game Front Rocks!

Fargo

On March 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Alas, I can not “Retweet the tweet”. While I really want said beta key, I forfeit my place in line. Good luck all.

Pekka

On March 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Yes please! Hope I was quick enough this time. :)

lindsaylohanssaggytits

On March 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

forcing people to follow your twitter through a contest… morally apprehensible! your twitter followers should do so out of their own free will. they should like what you have to say. you have lost all of my respect and i will never visit this site again.

good day

Andreas

On March 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I can really uselt a key:-D please

lindsaylohanssaggytits

On March 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

*reprehensible… was the word i was looking for ^-^ sorry… just so worked up about how desperate for twitter and facebook attention gaming sites are. yes, we know most advertisers look at that and give you more money for more followers, BUT grow a spine and actually build a community by caring about good content! Not just the numbers of your social media accounts.

mario

On March 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

hope i win!

omniverse

On March 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Thanks for the contest, and hopefully a key!

Dduchaine

On March 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Thanks for the chance… Now… Where is my key??? :)

JaMmAL21

On March 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

A good key is a key in my pocket ;) wanna key plz !!

JaMmAL21

On March 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

A good key is a key in my pocket ;) wanna key plz !!

JaMmAL21

On March 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

A good key is a key in my pocket ;) wanna key plz !!

Melove

On March 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I cant see how this can be a bad thing? Retweeting something diablo3 related, can only go towards a bigger base of potential buyers, which in return secures blizzard financially. – Which then ensures they have more financial interest in improoving their merchandise/brand, which is— diablo 3.

Glenn

On March 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

plox can i haz a key ? :)

CHUAK

On March 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Oh how i would love to get a beta key! :) Man, that would be amazing!!!

RalTasha

On March 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

This is Amazing. Hope to get my Hands on a Key finally :) .

Furo70

On March 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Beta key would be perfect : )

netherfrost

On March 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Will they be sent to the email or the tweet account?

Andreas

On March 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Thx for hosting the giveaway :)

*Fingers Crossed* For D3 BETA KEY :)

lindsaylohanssaggytits

On March 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

@Melove

what this means for blizzard is completely irrelevant. gamefront could have done a thousand kinds of giveaways whithout compromising their integrity. they couldve asked for email adresses, could have sent the keys out on twitter… for the first people to see them to grab. hell, they could have just posted the keys on their website. they did this twitter giveaway purely for one reason: getting more people to follow them on twitter. that was the objective. you have to follow us on twitter AND bother your friends with our tweet. this creates a snowball-like effect, much like in a pyramid-scheme. i think it is disgusting to trick gamers into doing your PR and bother every of their twitter followers with a tweet none of them want and i dont want so send out. but that is only part of the problem… *heartattack* lol… off.

Hillary

On March 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Crossing my fingers for this one!
I’ve entered 20+ contest with no luck thus far..let’s see whats up this time!!! :D

Hub

On March 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

omgomgomg Hope I get one made a twiter just for diablo!

ajcfernandes

On March 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I wish i get one looking for one key for this beta like a mad man :)

John B

On March 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

did the r/t i would love a key please gents. my daughter and i would love to check it out… she’s a little gamer in the making :)

EmoFerret666

On March 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Hope I get a Beta Key

Cant Wait for Diablo 3!

LiamSBarry

On March 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Diablo 3!!! O wO

I Can Has Beta Key PLZ?

Jon1

On March 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I hope that i had enough luck this time!

Patrik

On March 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Guess i am to late but i still hope for a key

Crazee

On March 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Done, hop4 to get a key. :) .. Gamefront gamefront they are our man, if they can’t do it no one can.

roberts_282

On March 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Please I’ll love you guys forever

tasman

On March 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

WEEEEEE I wish i get one :-D

Chris

On March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I want one plz

Xiot85

On March 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Hoping that I can finally get a key!! Would be awesome to play with friends in the beta :D

Chris

On March 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Yeah i know the feeling i know people that i play Diablo 2 LOD with that have it and would love to be able to play them in the beta

deyhavi

On March 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

thanks for the opportunity ;D

Matthew

On March 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Here is hoping! I retweeted that ish….I really need me some beta key love. Its been like 4 years and im still waiting in queue on my B.net account!!

Kris

On March 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Plz it Is one of my last chance to get beta inv.

Simpsonfreak

On March 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Please give me one! I’ve been looking everywhere! I retweeted, followed, liked, subscribed, entered, EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE! You are my last hope!!!! Please send me a key!!!!

Kim

On March 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Please god, Love me just for once!. Crossing my fingers!.

Simpsonfreak

On March 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Have they started going out yet?

Joe

On March 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Been with the site for awhile now :) Could really use a beta key! :)

Mike

On March 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I would really love a beta key soo much…… plz plz plz plz =)

Luke

On March 12, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Keys have started to go out already. Thanks GameFront!

Driko

On March 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Beta key is like Game front, FTW !!

Thankless

On March 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Man ive been in so many diablo 3 contests no luck so far

mynameisderrik

On March 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm

this contest is B$ guys… this is supposed to be first-come-first-serve. i retweeted MINUTES after the tweet went live and i did not receive a thing. people who retweeted HOURS after the tweet got their keys. pretty freaking pissed tbh

mynameisderrik

On March 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm

lol, got my key! nevermind guys… (“)(-_-)(“)

Hillary

On March 12, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Re-tweeted early as well, but no key?!!? :(
Gz to all of you who scored though!

Curtis727

On March 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Also retweeted within the first hour and no key yet :(
Lots of reports like mine on other forums. Guess I keep waiting and hoping. Gratz all who did get one.

MrFlibble

On March 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Anyone know what time scope these beta keys are good for? Is it just short term, single phase testing or will the chosen people be able to test for a more extended period?

chris spriggs

On March 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Sweet deal guys…hope i get a key!

Mike

On March 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

SO hope I get 1 of them illustrious beta keys..

CJ Miozzi

On March 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

@MrFlibble

They are regular beta keys. Good until Blizz says otherwise :)

xRand0mH3rox

On March 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I have RT-ed in among the very first people and still nothing. Is it possible that I didn’t get in after like 15 mins?

@xRand0mH3rox

sirphoenix

On March 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

same thing here, i retweeted about 30-40 minutes in, got no key.
there where about 50-100 retweets at that time.
if you sent out > 100 keys all early tweeters should have gotten a key.

but meh i am used to it, after dozens of contests this ain’t the last one to lose.

Jay

On March 13, 2012 at 12:33 am

Hoping and crossing everything i own

LuckyMe

On March 13, 2012 at 12:41 am

Thanks alot for the beta key!!, couldn’t belive my eyes when i woke up.

Chushkopek

On March 13, 2012 at 1:36 am

I hope i will win a key

carcharias

On March 13, 2012 at 1:37 am

I can has key? I need to has key!! Hope im not to late…

Martin

On March 13, 2012 at 1:53 am

Hi GameFront
i would like a key if you have any more plz.
thanks for your time :)

Diablo3FAN

On March 13, 2012 at 1:55 am

I rly want an key pls gamefront ;D!!!!

Diablo3FAN

On March 13, 2012 at 1:58 am

Is it any keys left btw :’( ??

Diablo3FAN

On March 13, 2012 at 1:59 am

Ill do everything for an d3 key!!

dessell

On March 13, 2012 at 2:20 am

heyo

dessell

On March 13, 2012 at 2:21 am

Hope ill win an key!! :D

aspirinn

On March 13, 2012 at 3:17 am

I’ve recieved my key!! Can’t tell you how happy I’m atm, THANK YOU GAMEFRONT!!!!

schmlz

On March 13, 2012 at 3:19 am

i got one 7 hrs ago
thank you gamefront!
i’ve had already given up hope to see this game before release :)

Hitomie

On March 13, 2012 at 3:23 am

Followed & Retweeted in the first 15mins … didn’t get a key yet :/

Looks like it’s not really first to come, first served :(

PrisonX

On March 13, 2012 at 3:58 am

They Key is a lie

Novy911

On March 13, 2012 at 5:25 am

I Hope that i finally will win that key !! :( ((( my world used to be perfect and colorful , but from time when i cant won that DIABLO 3 betakey my all world is crushing so much ! plzzz gamefront save my world before squalid beasts ! by one betakey plzz :D

mashas

On March 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

Oh my I tweeted about 2h after the giveaway started. Im curious if I have any chances ;/

Meireffer

On March 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

I retweeted ~6h after start @_@ No chances for sure but im still staring at tweeter :<

Mike

On March 13, 2012 at 7:20 am

Same, still staring at it and waiting for that glorious key of gameing goodness

Matt

On March 13, 2012 at 7:37 am

I want beta key:D

nphinity

On March 13, 2012 at 7:39 am

Hmm… still waiting ;(

Anyway.. Thanks for the giveaway Game Front!

Mike

On March 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

Hmm… My comments seem to be disapearing…

Dingo

On March 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

You kidding me?! i got Beta key today!! wow..

i never won a beta key ever & now i got it like that randomly? Thanks GameFront! <3

John B

On March 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

Sigh, did it within 40 min of this going up. No key for this guy yet. Hopefully some day.

mashas

On March 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

Thank you twitter errors for denying me a key ;/

b0ki

On March 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

nice thanks guys i hope for a win … :( have tried 100 times and never won… but ill never give up !!!

MihaiSorete

On March 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

What’s wrong with this contest?
i retweeted in the first 15 minutes and this time i was really sure to get the key.
I heard of people who retweeted more than an hour later than me receving it, but still nothing.
Now you posted on Twitter that you finished the give away… so i ask again… what’s going on?

Wasn’t this supposed to be something like, the first who post, the first to get the key…. i don’t think you did like this!

Matt2100

On March 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thanks. This is to long for Twitter :/

Matt2100

On March 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

Thanks. This is too long for Twitter :/

FunkySpunky

On March 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

What made my day was winning a key!!!
What completely fu**ed it up right after was the error message saying it had already been claimed.

OH LAWD PLEASE DON’T SEND OUT USED KEYS!!!

MihaiSorete

On March 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

You know?… I’m just thinking this was a way for you to get a lot of people follow you on twitter, and that’s all.
You posted the rules for this giveaway, and then you did whatever you wanted.
I really wanted the beta, but this is not the problem. The problem is that you weren’t able to do what you promised…
When i work and i make a mistake i’m aware i can lose a customer, so keep in mind this… today you lost a lot of customers.

Chronos

On March 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

Retweeting not more than 30 mins after it went live and a full day with high hopes this might be it, I might actually finally get in the beta. And then seeing people who entered 1-2 hours later than me getting their keys, making me refresh like a madman. And then seeing the message “we are done”. Oh the bitterness.

Please, next time test the system you are going to use. These “twitter issues” made a lot of people very disappointed.

Lucas Gonçalves

On March 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

I would like a key. I will retweet, but now I’ve read that you stopped the giveaway. Well, as an amazing fan of blizzard’s Game, I wish I can get a key to check out this expected game! Hopefully you will let me enjoy it! Regards!

Anyu

On March 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

Certainly wasn’t first come first served. Many people retweeted very shortly after their tweet, or within the first hour, and didn’t receive a key, myself included. Yet people who retweeted 2 hours+ later did. Good game, gamefront.

ajcfernandes

On March 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

Its fake i retweet in the 1st minutes and got nothing..

FunkySpunky

On March 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

They could not keep track of twitter time stamps, so it was not come first served first.
No idea how they managed to send the same key to multiple people though, that’s fairly retarded.

2shori

On March 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

So after retweeting few mins after this came up, seeing only around 30 retweets.
first come first serve, which meant it was only about waiting on the direct as u had no particular order… but the message that the giveaway ended came first…
Really goodjob, ofc go ahead and blame twitter like others blamed facebook, sad wannabe professional sites can’t set something up themself, but gues nowadays its all about followers, fans…
Thx for getting my hopes and waisting my day…

Sasuke

On March 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

Hello i’m very disappointed… i was between the first 40 retweeters and got nothing…

just want to give a negative feed to this kind of management… looks like a joke to me..

Matt

On March 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Fake contest.I was among the first few to retweet. Received nothing.

zan

On March 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I would Love a beta key, i sadly missed the twitter giveaway :( (

Dingo

On March 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

@Matt

no its not a fake, but i think u had a bad luck, ‘cuz i received mine just the next day.. Totally unexpected.

ajcfernandes

On March 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

btw how the key was sent to you? By mail?

Enm

On March 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hey there, I received my key but… unlucky it’s already in use…

Could someone help me?

Jonas Jakobsen

On March 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

what a waste of time.

Retweeted a fex minuts after the post, and got nothing, what a sad and lousy way to send out beta keys.

Used to read alot here, and had GF on follow for a long time on twitter, but that is long gone now.

Matt

On March 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

@Dingo

Yeah, but it’s over now. They sent out all the keys to random people. It had absolutely nothing to do with first come first serve.

Mark Burnham

On March 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Hey folks,
I wanted to take a moment to respond to some of your feedback on this giveaway.

WHY TWITTER?
First–Blizzard recommended that we directly message people individual codes, as opposed to mass-posting a bunch of them in a list somewhere. Understandably, mass-posting can create confusion, as multiple people try and claim the same key. Twitter seemed like a good solution for direct messages.

THEN WHAT?
We discovered that Twitter is, in fact, not a good solution for sending lots of direct messages, particularly when it’s hundreds. We had used Twitter before to distribute keys in smaller volume, and it worked fine.

The main issue is Twitter’s ability to reliably track @mentions, which is extremely poor. Other words that may describe it: haphazard, arbitrary. So, when we distributed all of the keys, we did so chronologically (as we inteded)–but it was Twitter’s version of chronology, which is, again: haphazard, arbitrary and generally incomplete.

This is why you may have re-tweeted our original tweet earlier than someone else who received a Diablo 3 beta key, while you did not. We apologize for any inconvenience or frustration.

WHAT NOW?
We’ve contacted Blizzard, and if/when they have more Diablo 3 beta keys, we will distribute them through a more secure service. Stay tuned on that. We won’t be using Twitter again to distribute beta keys, of that you can be sure. Perhaps YouTube (drop a comment, get a YouTube message with your key), or we’ll simply use a Game Front post (drop a comment, include a valid email, we’ll email you your code).

Anyway, lesson learned. Thanks everyone.

Josh

On March 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I would love one but I am sure I am too late…sucks working so much, never get in on the Betas!

christopher

On March 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Hello,

I received a beta key from this contest. I was super excited about being able to dip into the beta and have some fun. I go to enter the key and get “invalid code please check your key and try again.”

Needless to say that I just got off the phone with Blizzard Customer Support and the gentleman who was assisting me had me read him the key I was given. After a few minutes away (looking into the situation) he returned to tell me that the key is not associated with any game at Blizzard. I reread the key twice to make sure it came out correct….same result. The support staff then told to contact game front directly in order to resolve the problem.

So, how can this be remedied?

Get_a_life

On March 14, 2012 at 1:28 am

@ 2Shori Gamefront is in no obligation to provide you with a code to unlock the Diablo 3 beta. In fact, they can do whatever they want with those codes. So please, stop whining an blaming them. Get a life, play some other games and don’t be afraid, Activision/Blizzars is going to announce a release date for their game, sooner or later… So till then, get a life!!!

FunkySpunky

On March 14, 2012 at 2:38 am

Hello,

I checked the key that you were given, and that key has already been attached to another battle.net account.

You will want to contact Game Front since it looks like they gave the same key to multiple accounts.

David L.
Diablo 3 Beta Support
Blizzard Entertainment
http://www.blizzard.com/support

jphipz

On March 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Yeah so you guys are just blatant liars. I won a key on my twitter with the same name as this post, was sent it via direct private message and it’s invalid. My questions regarding this to both the twitter account and customer service here are being completely ignored.

It also apparently didn’t happen to only me, as other people have contacted me seeing my tweets and have expressed equal outrage. PLUS you gave away multiple keys to some people, as I’ve seen them being given away on various other sites.

So yeah, you guys. You’re just liars and you ing ignore people when they have a serious concern over your customer support. Pieces of

Tataie

On March 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm

@jphipz stfu even blizzard posted about this giveaway so they are not liars

thuse

On March 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

meee want one pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease <3 =D

vesa

On March 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I definetly want to join Diablo 3 beta. Please give me a chance.

Tobias

On March 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

i have no diablo 3 beta key can you please send me one? :S

Kim

On March 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Thank you for the key gamefront!, i was one of the lucky winners at 13mars!.

Kani

On March 18, 2012 at 3:27 am

if ill get one, it would be fine!

evgen

On March 18, 2012 at 4:09 am

One key for me? :)

AfroNinja66

On March 18, 2012 at 7:15 am

I want it so bad!! Like everyone posting here xD

Jake M.

On March 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I certainly do hope we can all get a chance to play the beta before its released. Who doesn’t taste the frosting from the cake ;)

Optimusik

On March 20, 2012 at 4:56 am

All done. Awaiting for a key.

Neidhaart

On March 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Worth a try! Retweeted!

Danjc

On March 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

still any beta keys? I have the game pre bought and downloaded from blizzard, i was godly on some chars on diabs 2. too fun. cow slaying.

thank you if you could help me out!!!!

G.I.Joe

On March 22, 2012 at 4:41 am

hope i will get one cuz i realy want to play i don’t have patience anymore :)

boog763

On March 22, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hope I win a beta key!

Thanks!
-The Boog

gas

On March 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

any D3 keys left ?
I want one plz

sekisan

On March 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

yehaaaaaa !!! pleaseee keyy!

sekisan

On March 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

i m @Mrpac_

demonologist92

On March 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

key plz? :( (( followed you too btw

Roberto

On March 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I Need a key for this game so badly , Diablo 2 was one of my all time favorites since i started gaming on the PC !! played it until about a year and a half ago , now i need to get my hands on some Diablo 3 action..!

iloveoov

On March 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm

give me key please!

Hugo viertutakk

On March 25, 2012 at 12:33 am

i have retweeted it and im set to go

Jolas

On March 27, 2012 at 8:37 am

need …. PLAY.. DIABLO 3……. BADLY…. URRRGH!!

FrankS

On April 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

I love this game!!! *_*

GIve me a Beta Key please !!!

florin bogdan

On April 17, 2012 at 1:37 am

i want a beta key too pleaseee…