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Diablo > Diablo 2Feb 8, 2024 7:00 am CT

When does Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season 6 start?

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We now have an official start date for Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season 6: Diablo 2 Ladder Season 6 will start February 22, 2024, at 5 p.m. PT.

If you aren’t familiar with Ladder Seasons, they’re competitive play leaderboards which allow players who are willing to start a brand new level 1 character on a ladder realm to see how they’re doing versus other players — how fast they’re leveling, how many monsters they’ve killed, and so on. To do so, players must re-roll as a new character with a special Seasonal setting, so everyone starts from a level playing field.

There are essentially four separate ladders every Season for people playing on different difficulty modes:

  • Pre-Expansion Ladder has players leveling with just the content from the original Diablo 2 before the release of the Lord of Destruction expansion for the game.
  • Pre-Expansion Hardcore Ladder is much the same as the Pre-Expansion Ladder, but uses the Hardcore rules, so if you die on your character, that character is no longer playable and you must create a new character at level 1 and start all over again.
  • The Ladder is much the same as the Pre-Expansion Ladder, save that it includes all of the content from the Lord of Destruction expansion to Diablo 2.
  • And the Hardcore Ladder is the same as the Pre-Expansion Hardcore Ladder, but includes all of the content from Lord of Destruction. Dying here will again result in having to roll a new character as a single death renders characters unplayable in Hardcore mode.

Players who are faster or able to kill more end up at the top of the leaderboard.

When is Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season 6?

One important thing to keep in mind with every global release is that time zones will throw a wrench into the specific time the ladder starts, and maybe even the date depending on where in the world you’re playing. February 22 at 5 PT is actually February 23 at 10 a.m. if you’re playing from Seoul, South Korea, for instance. For people outside the US, this is a slight shift from other ladder seasons, due to Daylight Saving Time changing things relative to time throughout the world — 5 p.m. PT is 1 a.m. GMT, to give our European friends a hand.

This may seem like a tiny nitpick, but if you’re trying to top the leaderboard as the fastest leveler, a variable of an hour can be a huge deal. Even if you’re not pushing the leaderboard, you may be excited enough to start with the first waves of people who are, anyway.

We’ll see you February 22!

Originally posted October 9, 2023. Updated February 8, 2024.

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