It appears there will be no NDA imposed either so YouTube and Twitch had best brace itself. Opting in for the beta is 'no guarantee' to be selected but does "at least give you a chance".
The Public Test Realm will also feature the 2.0.1 patch which brings a lot of the changes Reaper of Souls gets at launch such as the new loot system and game difficulty.
"In the past, participants in this particular phase of public testing usually only include friends and relatives of Blizzard employees. With Reaper of Souls, however, we've decided to buck that trend and extend invites to valued media contacts and key members of the Blizzard community. We're also inviting 3,000 of our most active Diablo III players from around the world who've opted in for beta testing—something we've never done for any Friends and Family Beta test before!"
"Participants in the Reaper of Souls Friends and Family Beta are not required to abide by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). As a result, you may see coverage in the form of articles, videos, streams, and forum posts appear over the next few weeks regarding various features and changes in the expansion," continued .
"If you’re interested in participating in the Reaper of Souls Closed Beta, please make sure you’ve opted-in for beta testing. You can do this by adjusting your Beta Profile Settings under the Account Management section of your Battle.net Account. Please note that opting in to the Reaper of Souls Closed Beta will not guarantee you access, but it will at least give you a chance at joining our beta test." Be sure to buy your lottery ticket too - you could win both!
"Around the same time we begin our Reaper of Souls Closed Beta, we will also be launching our Public Test Region (PTR) for Patch 2.0.1! This patch will feature updates including Paragon 2.0, Loot 2.0, our new difficulty system, the addition of Clans and Communities, as well as balancing and tuning for all five Diablo III classes."
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls releases on PC and PS4 in 2014.
Blizzard expands Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta to include 3,000 players
20 November 2013 | By Simon Priest