Blizzard has handed out another 100,000 Diablo III beta keys to those living in North America, leaving a bunch of overseas dungeon crawl fans feeling very left out.
Anyone that finds themselves in that top most American continent and has previously signed up to the beta invite system, should check their Battle.net accounts to see if a notification has been sent through. If so, you can get playing straight away, if not, better luck next time.
Game Guru has it that there will actually be many opportunities, with various contests, giveaways, promotions etc. over the next few weeks as the beta expands rapidly.
Activision/Blizzard also released a warning on its blog about fake invites which have been appearing in recent months. These purport to offer users access to the beta if they login using their Battle.net account information.
"Please be aware that with this large wave of invites we expect there could be an increase in the number of phishing attempts. Some unscrupulous individuals send out falsified emails purporting to be from Blizzard, but are in fact meant to steal your login credentials. For more information on how to identify these emails please refer to out Battle.net Security site. One easy way to ensure your invite is legit is to avoid clicking on links in any invite emails you receive, and instead log in to your Battle.net account and see if you have a Diablo III beta license attached. If there's no license you can be sure the email you received was not from Blizzard."