Blizzard has not given up on Diablo 2 which is great because it’s a fantastic ARPG that still has a massive community of eager adventurers.
Today Blizzard has released a new patch for the classic taking the game to version 1.14a. This update comes with new anti-hack/cheat measures and also fixes problems caused by modern operating systems. The update from Blizzard reads:
It’s been a long time coming, but today we’re releasing 1.14a for Diablo II.
This update focuses on system glitches introduced by modern operating systems. In related news, you can finally retire those old Mac PowerPCs. Included with the update is a shiny new installer for OSX.
We’ve also begun working to improve our cheat-detection and hack-prevention capabilities. There’s still work to be done, but we’re making improvements every day.
There is still a large Diablo II community around the world, and we thank you for continuing to play and slay with us. This journey starts by making Diablo II run on modern platforms, but it does not end there. See you in Sanctuary, adventurers.
There is no manual download for the patch at the moment but we expect to appear in their support pages soon.