Blizzard Entertainment has announced the start of the Closed Beta testing for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the upcoming expansion to Diablo III. Players who participate in the Reaper of Souls Closed Beta will have access to all content in the expansion, excluding the final boss fight.
Reaper of Souls takes the story of Diablo III from the legendary city of Westmarch to the unhallowed halls of the Pandemonium Fortress in Act V, and increases the game's level cap to 70. Players continuing on with their existing Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter, Wizard, and Monk characters will benefit from an array of new spells and abilities as they advance in level.
A new Adventure Mode has been added as well; with all Waypoints unlocked in this mode, the entire world becomes the player's battlefield. Included in Adventure Mode are two new game features, Bounties, a randomized objective system, and Nephalem Rifts aka Loot Runs, a randomized dungeon system, provide fun and rewarding challenges for players to tackle when they’re looking for new ways to test their might. Diablo III's Paragon progression system will also be receiving several updates for the expansion, adding even more endgame character advancement and replayability.