Diablo 2 RESURRECTED as REMASTER Everything you need to know about the release

Blizzard officially presented the Remaster of Diablo 2, Resurrected . A release date in September is firm as well as participation in a beta. Gameplay trailers show you what awaits you in 4k and 60 fps.

The release of Diablo 2: Resurrected is imminent. Meanwhile, beta tests have already ran, we know an accurate release date and many details of the start of the game. We summarize the most important information here.

Update from 16 September: We have updated the article for information about the exact start time on the release tag, other trailers, information about the multiplayer and crossSplay.

For which platforms does it appear?

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PS4, PS5
Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S
Nintendo Switch

When is the release of Diablo 2: resurrected?

This day is the start: The Official Release Date of Diablo 2: Resurrected is September 23, 2021.

What time is start time? Should everything go to plan, then you can get started from 17:00 in German. This time confirmed the Game Producer Rod Fergusson Via Twitter.

Changes to the Remaster of Diablo 2 – What s New?

What is in the Remaster? At Diablo 2 Resurrected it is about the original Diablo II and the extension Lord of Destruction, which receive a Remaster.

Thus, Blizzard wants to pick up veterans who want to play the Role Play classic again in beautiful with new graphics. Players who never played Diablo 2 and were torn out because of the graphics, with the Remaster, get the chance to enjoy the scary storyline with modern graphics.

Difference between Remake and Remaster
For earlier Leaks to Diablo 2 was the speech of a remake. But Diablo II: Resurrected is a Remaster. A Remaster is technically seen on the basic framework of the original game. It is optically improved and brings a few optional comfort functions.
On the other hand, a remake would be one of the reasons developed by the new version of the original title.

That says Blizzard: While Diablo 2 was based on 2D sprites, it continues in ResurRected with physically based 3D rendering. Join in:

Dynamic lighting
Revised animations
Revised magic effects
Resolutions up to 4K are supported
All Cinematics (a total of 27 minutes) were recycled from the ground up
The sounds and soundtrack have been revised to support Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound

What is in it? In Diablo II Resurrected, you play the file 1 to 4 from the original part as well as act 5 from Lord of Destruction.

This improves: Blizzard completely retains the core elements such as gameplay and systems. But there are a few quality-of-life improvements that players demanded. Among other things:

A shared booty, so you have access to all characters
Lightweight item comparison: Look quickly, how well an item is compared to the land
Automatic collection of gold: How to know that from Diablo 3, your character collects the gold from the ground itself, without your extra click
Improved matchmaking: You can join friends in the friends list quickly

However, if you prefer the old fame, you can also disable features like automatic gold picking. New content like chapter does not offer the Remaster.

By the porting on consoles Diablo 2 also receives a controller support for the first time. This does not only change the control, but even the way your skill uses. This even fixes the feature a big problem of the PC version. In our advice you will find the best controllers for gambling:

These are the ideal controller for Diablo 2 Resurrected on PS4 and PS5
All changes to Diablo 2: Resurrected at a glance

Which classes are there? You can choose between seven customizable characters.

Amazon
Barbar
Deadlocks
Paladin
Magician
Assassine
and druid

Everyone can be adapted to skills and talent builds. Crafts, pedestals, sets complete, unique weapons and armor farms and rune words are among them.

Koop Gameplay: Games can be solo or in the coop with up to 8 players.

Multiplayer: In multiplayer, there are the possibilities for you to PVP for you. Who does not feel like it, can also play Diablo 2: Resurrected also offline.

Cross Progression: You can play the Remaster of Diablo 2 on PC, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. There are cross-progression. So you keep your characters and scales when you move in the middle of the platforms. This requires a link with your Battle.net account on the respective platform. And each platform requires the license for Diablo 2 Resurrected.

Unlike Diablo 3, the PC and console versions is not different though. You get all the exact same content, menus and balancing changes. When you have to switch to the constructional reasons 4K resolution without.

Old Scores from the original Diablo 2 is not can take it with the new game.

Must use the new graphics? No. Who wants to fully dive into the nostalgia can change with a simple push of a button at any time between the old and modern graphics.

Who developed it? A few weeks ago a leak already announced the refreshed version of Diablo. 2 It said that now the team at Vicarious Visions developed the game.

Which are known for their revisions in recent years, such as the remake of Tony Hawk s Pro Skater or Crash Bandicoot trilogy. Both are major titles, the remake was enthusiastically received.

Blizzard confirmed that the Resurrected version is being developed by Diablo 2 by Blizzard Entertainment and Vicarious Visions together.

Already in 2017 transpired that Blizzard was working on a new version of Diablo. 2

Heard the addon Lord of Destruction that?

Yes, the D2 expansion Lord of Destruction belongs to Diablo 2: Resurrected. This includes the seven classes and all five acts.

How are multiplayer and coop?

This is known: If you want, can you Diablo 2: Resurrected play together with friends. Blizzard specially picked to be a few improvements to the features before adapting them to all the modern Blizzard games. Means that if you see someone on your friends list who just Diablo 2 plays, you can send him a request. If the friend wants, he can accept this and you then transgress his play at.

Koop is in Diablo 2: to be Resurrected with 8 players. However, to date no couch co-op. Also on Cross play well you have to do without.

Cross Play – What We Know

The Blizzard says himself: Cross-Play will not give it directly to the launch. In an interview with Euro Gamer Rob Gallerani, pricipal designer at Vicarious Visions explained what s behind it. That just did not fit, which is also due to the different versions of the interface.

However, could not exclude completely to cross-play too. Possible so that the feature in the future will be submitted later.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected Gameplay / Trailer

Are you now got the taste and want to see more of how the old Diablo appears in its modern guise?

No problem. Blizzard has a B-roll video provided containing 6 minutes of gameplay from Diablo 2: shows Resurrected. In it you see fights and the new convenience feature for comparing items.

Update: New gameplay there from E3 2021. In the trailer you get more impressions from the game world of Diablo 2: Resurrected in 4K 60 FPS:

Diablo 2 System Requirements Resurrected

Below we show you the requirements of Diablo 2: Resurrected, the Blizzard indicating on the official website of the game.

Minimum: This hardware should you loud Blizzard least in or have the computer.

Recommended: Who wants to get out to get something more out of the game might be well advised to better hardware. According to Blizzard are the recommended requirements.

test Diablo 2 Resurrected as alpha – Start and registration

Update: The Alpha tests have been completed.

This you can do: Who would not want to wait for the release of Diablo II Resurrected, can log on to the PC for a technical Alpha. That s not the finished game, but a kind of test version.

On www.Diablo2.com you can you for the opportunity to participate in the technical Alpha register. When the technical Alpha starts, is still unknown. The well-known soon reveals that it is to start soon .

In an interview Blizzard announced that there will be two phases to test Diablo 2nd One for the single player and a multiplayer Stresstrest.

Read here, say what testers to the first alpha of D2R.

Join Diablo 2 Resurrected to Beta

Update: The first beta phase ran from August 13 to August 17. The second and final beta phase ran from August 20 to August 23. Before the release of the game, no further test phase has been announced.

So pleased the players the closed beta of Diablo 2: Resurrected

So you can participate: The open beta for Diablo 2 Resurrected to take place in August 2021st Start date is the 20th of August.

Anyone who pre-ordered the game is gaining early access to the beta of Diablo II: Resurrected (this is just a pre-sale bonus). You can find more about this in our special:

Beta of Diablo 2 Resurrected starts today on PS4, Xbox, PC – start, download, registration

Which classes are there in the beta? You can play there with 5 of the total of 7 classes. These are:

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Barbar
Druid
Paladin
Sorceress

The Assassine and the necromant are not part of the Open Beta.

Diablo 2 Resurrected buy – in bundle with Diablo 3

How is that running in the Battle.net? Diablo 2 Resurrected and the old Diablo 2 are handled as two different games in the Battle.net.

If you want to buy the game in advance now, you have to pay 39.99 €. (via battle.net.shop) Some fans doubt whether they should buy Diablo 2, especially because of the sexism scandal, which is currently hanging about Blizzard. The developers have already obtained:

Pre-order bundle with Diablo 3: Who wants, the Diablo Prime Evil Collection can pre-order on the PC. This contains:

Diablo II: Resurrected
Diablo III
The Reaper of Souls Collection for Diablo III
The Rise of the Necromancer Pack
and exclusive, cosmetic items

The price is 59.99 € at this version. (via battle.net.shop). If you already have parts of the bundle, this price becomes cheaper (thanks to MeinmMo reader JarzulTV).

How do you like it? Do you find it good that Blizzard brings this Remaster to Diablo 2 or do you do not feel like the old story in a modern robe? Volunteer in our survey on Meinmmo whether you want to buy Diablo 2: Resurrected or not.

Write us here in the comments, where you are looking forward to the game or why the Remaster does not meet your nerve.

By the way, after the release is not necessarily the conclusion, even if the game is actually completed. The developer team already considered whether and which content could appear after the release:

So it goes with Diablo 2 Resurrected after the release