A new update has been released for Diablo 2: Resurrected today, August 19th, 2021! This new release brings some functionality changes to the game, such as skill purchase will now require separate button presses, which should hopefully make it so players no longer allott points to the wrong thing. There are also a variety of bug fixes that have been made that should make the game run more smoothly.
It appears that Ladder Only Rune Words, Unique Items, and Horadric Cube Recipes that were once restricted to Ladder ranked play are going to to now be available to non-ladder and single player play. That means you won’t have to play multiplayer to try out some of those interesting builds.
You can find all of the details of the update in the patch notes below.
Diablo II: Resurrected Ladder Details
Over the last week, we have seen much speculation and reactions from the community around the subject of Ladder play releasing post-launch. We wanted to take this opportunity to share that Ladder Only Rune Words, Unique Items, and Horadric Cube Recipes that were once restricted to Ladder rank play will now for the first time be included in non-ladder multiplayer and single player play.
We understand these items complement prominent builds and playstyles cherished by the community. Furthermore, we have heard the community ask to include these items into the single player experience for quite some time. Now players playing solo can also partake in the metas that have become popularized from the original multiplayer Ladder experience. Furthermore, single player will now also include access to the Pandemonium Event and Uber Diablo content.
To mitigate server impact and protect server stability of the game during the launch window, we plan to have Ladder rankings and listings to be implemented shortly after launch. This will enable players to have a fair chance to partake in the race that comes with the first season’s Ladder for Diablo II: Resurrected and not run into any possible launch window stability issues that could impede that experience. Once we have a more precise gauge on this front, we’ll notify the community of the exact date and time in September.
We hope this provides clarity on our intentions with the Ladder and related systems at launch. We look forward to sharing the Ladder start times with the community. Once we have it locked in, we’ll provide early enough notice so players can make the appropriate accommodations for their race to 99.
A new patch is being staged for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation prior to the Open Beta. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.
To share your feedback, please post in the Diablo II: Resurrected Beta 34 forum.
PLEASE NOTE: Diablo II: Resurrected is still in-development. This is a Beta version of our game which is still undergoing testing and iteration before its official release.Hooley Community Manager at Blizzard
Diablo II: Resurrected August 19th Patch Notes
- Skill purchases now require separate button presses (Controller)
We made this change because many players were accidentally allotting points to skills they didn’t intend to. We hope this change will mitigate that issue, especially since it’s more difficult for players to re-spec in Diablo II.
STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
- Fixed several bugs that could cause a crash upon launching the game
- Fixed a bug that could cause players to crash when toggling the Legacy mode
- Fixed a bug that could cause players to crash when opening a Trade window
- Fixed a bug that could cause players to crash when the Skill Select window prompted
- Fixed a bug that could cause degraded performance over time
- Fixed several bugs that could cause a crash when encountering poor server connectivity
- Fixed several bugs that could cause a crash on consoles
- Added several client, server and network optimizations
- Fixed a bug preventing players from accepting party invites while the game window was minimized
- Fixed a bug preventing players from toggling on or off their Paladin Auras
Source: Blizzard Forums
Those are all of the bug fixes, changes, and updates that were made in this new patch for Diablo 2: Resurrected! If you’re curious about other updates for a variety of games, be sure to check out the Patch Notes section of our website.