Diablo II Resurrected update contains a number of balance changes
The previously delayed 2.4 update for Diablo II Resurrected is now live, Blizzard has confirmed.
To start with, this update contains the first balance changes made to Diablo II since March 2010. According to Blizzard, these changes are designed “to expand character build diversity, and retain class fantasy and specialty.” The Amazon, Assassin, Barbarian, and more have all undergone numerous changes, such as a base attack rating bonus increase for the Barbarian’s Combat Masteries and Attack Rating Bonus increases for the Assassin’s Martial Arts.
There’s also an adjustment to how Uber Diablo is spawned. Players will still sell Stone of Jordan rings, but now Uber Diablo progress is tracked across a region, instead of just a server, and progress is now tracked per game type. A message will be sent out to all players in the region once certain progress tiers are reached.
Additionally, changes have been made to Mercenaries, there are new Rune Words and Horadric Cube recipes to collect, and new Legacy Graphics Emulation options have been introduced. Take a look at the full patch notes here.
Blizzard also announced that Diablo II’s competitive ladder system will begin on April 28th. Players can start a fresh ladder character and compete to top the leaderboards across a series of modes. The following modes are available:
- Classic Ladder – The normal version of Ladder play that encompasses playing with four acts.
- Hardcore Classic Ladder – The hardcore (only 1 life) version of Ladder play that encompasses playing with four acts.
- Expansion Ladder – The normal version of Ladder play that encompasses playing five acts, as it includes the “Lord of Destruction” expansion content.
- Hardcore Expansion Ladder – The hardcore (only 1 life) version of Ladder play that encompasses playing five acts, as it includes the “Lord of Destruction” expansion content.
Diablo II Resurrected is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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