We pretty much knew this going into Gamescom
, but a September start for the beta was given during the
D3 Q&A session, and Bashiok elaborated on that time window in a forum post.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Quote
The rumor is that Blizzard has had the whole beta time frame set for weeks, and it’s going to start in the 2nd week of September. It’s just that Blizzard being Blizzard, they were not/are not going to tell us that date until it’s nearly upon us, and they are sure they can make it. And yes, “soon™”, “pretty soon™”, “shouldn’t be too long™”, and all other expressions of an indefinite period of time are trademarked by Blizzard’s Project Hourglass.