Diablo 2: Resurrected will be released on Thursday, but those who pre-ordered the PC version may download it immediately through Blizzard’s Battle.net service. The launch of Diablo 2: Resurrected comes many months after the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase confirmed the game’s E3 2021 release date.
After Warcraft III: Reforged, Diablo 2: Resurrected is the second remaster of Blizzard’s early-2000s titles to be released. Prior to its formal introduction in February, the project was heavily speculated. The remaster of Diablo 2 was created by Vicarious Visions, an Activision company, with a strong focus on preserving the game as true to its original code as possible.
User interface upgrades, significant graphic and audio improvements, and improved online and security features are all included in the game, which can handle up to eight people. Despite the fact that Diablo 2: Resurrected will not include ultrawide support, which was previously hinted at in alpha tests, developers are reportedly looking into adding such capabilities in the future.
Ready your arsenal…#Diablo2Resurrected is now available for preload on PC. 🔥 🖥
Playable September 23rd @ 8am PT. 🕗 pic.twitter.com/0r7hS84rP6
— Diablo (@Diablo) September 21, 2021
Diablo 2 has received a few aesthetic enhancements while remaining as true to the original game as possible, making it appealing to both newcomers and long-time fans of the genre. Unlike Warcraft III: Reforged, which upset original Warcraft III fans, the new Resurrected is not expected to replace Diablo 2. Users are free to return to the old game that Vicarious Visions has rebuilt. On the other hand, Resurrected is intended to tide the series over until Diablo 4 is released.
The preload option serves as a helpful reminder to those who pre-ordered the game to brush up on their Diablo 2 class knowledge while they still have the opportunity. Others may be more hesitant to pre-order games, preferring to wait and see how they are received before making any type of choice. In any case, the gates of hell will open on Battle.net in a little more than two days.