A remaster or remake of the genre-defining classic, Diablo II, has been in the works for a long time now. Today, Blizzard put those rumors to rest during the opening show for BlizzConline 2021. The company has unveiled Diablo II: Resurrected, a complete remastering of the 2000 action role-playing game. It’s not out on PC yet, but you can sign up for the tech alpha starting today.
Diablo II: Resurrected is essentially everything fans of the series have wanted. The game features remastered graphics for all elements: monsters, heroes, spells, etc. You will also have access to all the content featured in its expansion, Lord of Destruction. The game will be playable on Battle.net, naturally, and support for the game on the service has been updated.
The game will also include such features as revamped ladder seasons, a new UI, and more. You’ll be able to compare items using the tooltip, as well. Plus, if you plan on journeying through the darkness with a friend, joining a multiplayer match will automatically create a party. No more having to go into the menu to see your ally on the map.
Diablo II while we wait for Diablo IV
Another feature that should get you excited involves the updated stash system. In Diablo II: Resurrected, your personal stash grid has been expanded from 6×8 to 10×10. Thank Baal for that. There will also be a shared stash tab for all your characters under your Battle.net account. On that note, transferring items is now possible between characters.
Diablo II: Resurrected is still very much a cooperative experience, allowing you to party up with up to eight others.
There’s no exact release date for the game just yet, but the website says it will arrive “on or before December 2021.” However, you can still fight off Diablo’s minions early by opting in to a technical alpha. Head to the Diablo II: Resurrected website to sign up.