Diablo II: Resurrected is now live, but unfortunately it suffers from online stability issues. Blizzard has removed the game’s online functionality for maintenance.
Players have reported that they cannot create new characters or connect to existing characters. There are also reports of issues creating and joining worlds hosted by other players.
To resolve game and character creation issues, # D2R will undergo unscheduled maintenance at 10:00 am PT. We expect this maintenance to take 30 minutes. Players who are online and playing should log out before stopping if possible.
– Blizzard CS – The Americas (@BlizzardCS) September 23, 2021
Blizzard initially indicated that the game’s unscheduled maintenance would last only 30 minutes, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. Maintenance is still ongoing, with Blizzard Customer Service saying he’s still working on the issues. Although online features are limited at this time, players can still create and play new characters in the game’s offline mode.
While offline play is an option, it should be noted that characters created for offline play cannot later be converted to online characters. If you are looking to play with friends, it might be worth waiting for the issues to be resolved.
Diablo II: Resurrected brings the classic Blizzard action-RPG into the modern era with updated visuals and small quality-of-life improvements, while keeping the original gameplay intact. Some features included in the original Diablo II, like TCP / IP support, is not included in Diablo II: Resurrected. Today’s launch also sees the game ported to consoles for the first time.
Diablo II: Resurrected is the company’s first game to launch following an explosive trial in the state of California accusing Activision Blizzard of fostering a “frat boy” culture of harassment and discrimination against women. The lawsuit allegations have led to the departure of many Blizzard veterans, including former Diablo IV game director Luis Barriga.
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