Beta downloaders?

  • I just found 2 links that allow me to download a supposed downloader of the Diablo III Beta.
    PC version: http://us.media.battle.net.edgesuite.net/downloads/d3-installers/4de82d80-ddeb-4e61-80ae-b4e8817f54b0/Diablo-III-Beta-enUS-Setup.exe
    Mac version: http://us.media.battle.net.edgesuite.net/downloads/d3-installers/4de82d80-ddeb-4e61-80ae-b4e8817f54b0/Diablo-III-Beta-enUS-Setup.zip
    I found them here: http://www.diablofans.com/topic/28042-download-link-of-the-beta-no-virus-not-fake/
    I've ran a virus and a malware scan on them, but I got nothing. Are they the real thing? I know the beta testing has alredy started for Blizzard employees and their families. Is it possible that these are the downloaders they use to get the beta, or are these sophisticated phishing programs desingned to steal beta test keys?

    In case some1 is wondering, I did send a ticket to Blizzard (Ticket US19234969) asking if those downloaders are real. Here's what I got from them:

    "We are unable to discuss these websites or their content as they are not part of Blizzard Entertainment or affliated with us in any way. Please keep in mind that these are NOT supported by Blizzard Entertainment and could contain malicious programs/etc. Please refer to our forums if you have any questions regarding Diablo lll and upcoming beta information!

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/

    Regards,

    Game Master Faerweasia "

    Can any1 tell me if they are real?
  • TidalSnake,

    If your Battle.net account isn't flagged with a Beta invite, a game client isn't going to do you any good. Getting the client ahead of time from any site other than your Battle.net management page, when flagged, isn't approved as well. If you're hoping to be invited at a later date and think this will give you any sort of advantage as far as waiting, it's not going to help any. You're far better off just waiting to get it the right way if you receive an invite.

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  • Espionage,

    No, that's not what I said at all. If I had meant to say people would be excluded from Beta consideration for getting the client from a non-approved source ahead of time, I'd have said that.

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  • TidalSnake,

    That's the whole point. Unless they come from us on the page where we link them for you, you won't know if they've been altered or not.

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