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.
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.
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.
With Diablo 2: Resurrected out, and with both Diablo: Immortal and Diablo 4 looming in the future, we thought it might be a good time to do a bit of a round up on the lore of Diablo from our Lore Watch Podcast.
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.
So you put gems in a piece of gear for your Necromancer in your Diablo 2: Resurrected game, and then you got better gems, so you wanted to put those in.