Diablo 2 Resurrected
I have been thinking about the upcoming changes to talents in World of Warcraft Dragonflight and I have drawn several conclusions about them.
Watchers, I have a confession -- I expected a patch before the release of ladders in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Diablo 2: Resurrected is bringing a whole host of changes to the game with its upcoming patch 2.4, and among those changes are new Rune Words.
The upcoming patch 2.4 for Diablo 2: Resurrected already is promising to change class balance and add Ladder play -- but it turns out, it's also going to be adding some brand-new Runewords that weren't in the original Diablo 2.
Patch 2.4 will launching in Diablo 2: Resurrected soon, and though Blizzard hasn't yet given an official release date for 2.4, we can make some educated guesses as to when the patch might go live.
Ladder play — and Ladder Season Rune Word gameplay twists — coming Diablo 2 Resurrected in patch 2.4
If you played Diablo 2 back in the day, you may already be familiar with the Ladder, but if Diablo 2: Resurrected is your first time playing the game, you may not know what it is or why it's cool that the Ladder is coming to the remake in patch 2.4.
If you'd have told me that they would be doing significant class balance changes to Diablo 2: Resurrected I would likely not have believed you.
It's pretty rare for a game to get a balance change twenty-two years after its release, but that appears to be what's about to happen when Diablo 2: Resurrected gets a balance pass in patch 2.4, likely coming out sometime early next year in 2022.
There are a lot of RPG's and action RPG's out there, and yet, the Diablo franchise has managed to exist for over 20 years now, and the relatively simple formula for the series has not just survived, it's thrived, to the point where it's even seen a phalanx of imitators and spiritual successors like the Torchlight games, the Path of Exile series, Grim Dawn, Wolcen, Darksiders Genesis, Warhammer Chaosbane, and a whole lot more.
Seasoned Diablo 2 players know this already, but those who started with Diablo 3 may be in for a rude awakening in Diablo 2 Resurrected, because you cannot freely respec your skills and abilities.