On Thursday, September 23rd , over twenty years after publication of the original again in Diablo 2: Resurrected the doors to hell. So that you are well prepared for the release, you will learn everything here to start the online server, which expects you with the Remaster and also when the Tony Hawk test appears.
Everything important shortly:
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Switch, PC
Price: 39,99 Euro
Developer: Vicarious Visions (Tony Hawk s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy)
Content: Original + Lord of Destruction
Modes: singleplayer, online coop (up to eight people)
When do the Diablo 2 servers go online?
To release on September 23 at 5 pm German time, this has announced Blizzard developer Rod Fergusson Via Twitter.
However, specifically introduces you to the launch and next weekend on server problems. This shows at least the experience of many popular online games. Among other things, Diablo 3 players can sing a greater song.
Original vs. remaster: the most important innovations
Diablo 2: Resurrected is based technically on the basic framework of the original, is therefore a Remaster and no remake . On request, you can also toggle between the versions in the game.
How to watch the whole thing in comparison, you can see in our picture gallery:
Diablo 2: Resurrected – watch the Remaster in the graphic comparison
The biggest change to the original therefore clearly refers to the optics of the game: new 3D graphics, improved effects, revised animations and a resolution up to 4k.
In addition, the intermediate sequences were completely recaptured and look really chic now. How chic, of which you can get an impression on the basis of the intro yourself:
And what has been done in terms of content?
Content changes to the original refer to comfort functions. In terms of gameplay and story, Blizzard wanted to remain true to the classic according to its own statement. That even goes so far that a well-known bug was not resolved.
However, Blizzard is not excluded that after release and corresponding feedback on the part of the community innovations will be supplemented. What exactly, that s still unclear.
Other useful supplements of the Remaster:
Shared warehouse: Items you can easily swap between your characters.
Item comparison: You now see what equipment is better.
Automatic inventory sorting
Automatic collection of gold
Improved matchmaking: With one click you can now join the games of your friend , this desire should have on you.
If you do not want the new Firefanz as a purist, the comfort functions can also be disabled optionally.
Cross Save and CrossSplay
Here we have a good and a bad news for you. Who likes, can transfer his score, for example, from the Nintendo Switch on PlayStation, Xbox or the PC. Prerequisite is of course, you own a version on the respective platform.
CrossSplay will not give it , at least not to the release. Blizzard, however, did not fail that the popular feature will be submitted in the future.
For more information and a look to the Remaster, like to look in the video of colleague Ann-Kathrin:
When does the Tony Hawk test appear?
Finally, we want to betray you, of course, when you can count on our impressions from Diablo 2 Remaster.
First Imprint on Thursday: Due to a worldwide very late sampling – Currently no keys have been distributed – we will present you a first imprint at the earliest to the release. And in other words, we do everything to inform you about RESURRECTED on Thursday.
Since we can only start with the server start at 5 pm in the co-op, however, it will take a while to the complete test with rating. But are assured, the author of this article skin into the buttons. In addition, there will be a test video of Gamestar colleague and Diablo-Overlord Maurice until the weekend, which you will also find on Tony Hawk.
Action for sexual discrimination: For all the anticipation of Diablo 2: Ressurrected, however, the current action should not forget that Activision Blizzard opposes. The Diablo-Remaster would also have emerged under the working conditions as they are found in the application. All information about the allegations against Activision Blizzard can be found here.
If you have important questions about the Remaster or have points that you absolutely want to have clarified in the test, then you like to write us in the comments.