Diablo 2 Resurrected
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.
If your first Diablo game was Diablo 3 -- and considering that Diablo 2 originally came out in 2000, that's entirely possible -- you may have felt somewhat confused when you first logged into Diablo 2: Resurrected.
I was watching a Super Carlin Brothers video last week, and the host made a reference to Diablo 2 Resurrected — and I started thinking about how I used to play that game but never got far before other games intruded.
How legacy code and server queries brought down Diablo 2: Resurrected’s servers, and how Blizzard intends to fix it
If you have been playing Diablo 2: Resurrected, then you likely already know that the game has had some significant issues with its servers.
If the introduction of Seasons of Mastery to WoW Classic teaches me anything, it's that you can absolutely introduce concepts from newer games into older ones, since the Seasons concept is basically life from Diablo 3 Seasons.
If you're playing Diablo 2: Resurrected you may be wondering who the Dark Wanderer that Marius mentions in the opening cinematic is.