So you’re an old Diablo 2 fan waiting to relive the glory of one of your favorite games of all time in high resolution in the form of a Diablo 2 remastered version, hopefully with some nifty new enhancements. Join the club! With the amazing game Diablo 2 is, it’s no wonder that fans like us can’t wait for any news or updates on an officially potential Diablo 2 remaster or remake for modern resolutions.
Luckily for those of us who would murder a hoard of demons just for the chance at a remastered version, there are amazing fan made mods available including Project Diablo 2 which has already done such an amazing job of enhancing the original Diablo 2 experience that it puts Blizzard to shame. If you are more interested in an official remaster, earlier this year in May this year a French source that has a reliable track record of predicting Blizzard secrets announced they had received a leak about a Diablo 2 remastered version titled “Diablo 2: Resurrected”. Many popular sites were quick to follow up on the news and its possible implications, though nothing has been officially confirmed.
With over 20 years of PC gaming under my belt, Diablo 2 is still most probably my favorite game of all time. I have played thousands of hours of Diablo 2 and the game is still as engrossing and fun to play as it was over twenty years ago. In this article we will explore reasons why Diablo 2 is such a good game and what fans love about Diablo 2 for anyone deciding whether they should play Diablo 2 for the first time, or for old fans looking for an excuse to return to the dark world of Sanctuary.
Because Diablo 2 is such an old game and is not included in the default Blizzard installer along with all of Blizzards newer games, the setup process for Diablo 2 can be a bit more complicated than usual. Follow the instructions below to get Diablo 2 working on your PC in no time:
1. Buy Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 LOD CD Keys:
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2. Register CD Keys in your Blizzard Account for Safety
3. Download the Game Client
4. Download and install Project Diablo 2 (optional – highly recommended)
Although Project Diablo 2 is not part of vanilla Diablo 2, we highly recommend it due to numerous enhancements that have improved on Vanilla Diablo 2 in almost every way. Please Note: Project Diablo 2 requires the original Diablo 2 game and Diablo 2: Lord of Expansion which must both be purchased separately.
It is also possible to buy the game directly from Blizzards store, though prices are generally slightly more expensive this way, which is why we recommend buying from an external CD Key store if possible for the best price. Worst case, you can always try and find your trustee old Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 LOD CD’s and use your original CD keys if you previously purchased the game in its heyday – but good luck finding them, as I myself unfortunately could not despite tearing my house apart. In any case, buying Diablo 2 is the surest way we have of voting with our wallets and letting Blizzard know that they would be a fool to not take the huge Diablo 2 fanbase seriously when considering their options for future remakes, remasters and in their design of Diablo 4.
Although Project Diablo 2 is only in its first season, enough time has passed to get a rough idea of what the item economy looks, even if things may change significantly before the end of the season. Firsts things first – here is a simple template for valuing Runes against each other in the current meta. Disclaimer: Although this list is updated every few days, this may not be accurate at all by the time you read this, and these are ballpark estimates at best.
There are an enormous amount of item changes that have been done in Project Diablo 2. Please use the links below to check the changes for the item type you are looking for. The reworking of many unique items combined with the new Puzzlebox item and Corruption mechanic, which allow for some unique weapons and armor to gain up to 6 sockets, have made Unique and Set items viable as end-game gear that can easily become more powerful than even top tier Runewords. Note: If you can’t find an item below, then it’s most likely that the item has not been updated and appears exactly as it does in vanilla Diablo 2 LoD.
Project Diablo 2 has made some significant changes to the runewords and items available in Diablo 2. We have listed all new Runewords below for your convenience. In general, many popular runewords have been nerfed to allow for more flexible end game builds, though for the most part post 1.10 Runewords are still extremely powerful and make for potential end-game gear. Note: Elements marked in red are changes specific to Project Diablo 2. For the latest and most up-to-date info be sure to check the official Project Diablo 2 Wiki regularly.
With the release of the much anticipated Diablo 2 Mod, Project Diablo 2, the internet is abuzz with fans looking to maximize their experience playing this updated version of the game we all know and love so well.
One feature of Project Diablo is the introduction of support for custom shaders which can be configured based on hundreds of different options. In this article we’ll show you how to setup a custom shader to optimize the Project Diablo 2 graphics for your system. We will also discuss how the Project Diablo 2 resolution is set and how you can get the best graphics possible.
Over the past couple of months, the official Diablo 2 forums have been inundated with server connection issues which appear to have now come to a head with a full server crash causing online Diablo 2 game servers to stop working completely.
Unlike many more modern games, Diablo 2 can be played on a huge array of systems without hassles making it perfect for gamers running older laptops and PC’s. In this article, we explore the minimum requirements for Diablo 2 and offer some recommendations on gaming laptops that can easily play Diablo 2.
Luckily, thanks to its incredibly low system requirements by today’s standards, finding a gaming laptop that can run Diablo 2 smoothly is a walk in the park.
After some digging by the Diablo 2 HD team, we’ve uncovered some startling ( and potentially hopeful) date regarding Diablo 2’s lingering popularity. It appears that according to the Google Ads Keyword Planner tool there are between 100 000 and 1 million searches for Diablo 2 every single month with some other tools pegging the number around 135 000. To put this into perspective, this is roughly the same search volume for the term “rpg games” and about a quarter of the search volume for “the witcher 3”. This means that according to Google searches alone Diablo 2 is still competing in terms of its popularity with many of the top RPG’s of the past 5 years, let alone the last decade!