It’s nearly time to play Blizzard’s remaster of Diablo 2. The official Diablo 2: Resurrected release date has long been set for September 23, but we also know when you’ll actually be able to jump into the RPG game when you’ve got it downloaded and are raring to go.
Speaking of, you can also now pre-load the the game from Blizzard’s BattleNet client, where you can find the rest of Activision Blizzard’s games. That means you’ll be able to dip in as soon as the unlock time hits in your region.
Blizzard has dropped a few details about what we can expect from the Diablo 2 remaster ahead of its launch time. Following a recent technical beta, the devs have decided to remove ultrawide support for the game as it comes with unintended consequences. Basically, you were able to hit enemies that wouldn’t register that you were there or hitting them. Diablo 2: Resurrected is also getting Ladder-only items in single-player, which you may be pleased to find out.
Diablo 2: Resurrected release time
Blizzard’s head of the Diablo series, Rod Fergusson, has confirmed on Twitter that the Diablo 2: Resurrected release time is 8am PDT / 11am EDT / 4pm BST. The studio has also published a handy information graphic that displays the unlock time in each region, which you can find below:
The Dark Lord is almost here.
Learn all you need to know to prepare for his arrival.
— Diablo (@Diablo) September 21, 2021
Blizzard has also released a slew of trailers in the run-up to the big release. Alongside a new cinematic trailer, which you can find below, you’ve got trailers for each Diablo 2: Resurrected class.
If you’re jumping into the classic game for the first time, you might want to check out our Diablo 2 Resurrected beginner’s guide. If you’re curious what other upcoming PC games are on the way, you can hit that link.
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