Diablo® II was a public and critical phenomenon that dazzled millions of players with an addictive action proposition and a believable world full of life. Now, more than 20 years later, the great timeless classic is resurrected.
Our return to this iconic legend is about to begin. We are pleased to announce the first in a series of tests, the Technical Single Player Alpha for Diablo II: Resurrected. We know that many of you are dedicated fans of the series and are looking forward to enjoying a game that occupies a very special place in your hearts. But we are also delighted to welcome new players who want to enjoy this great classic. We want to know the opinions of each other to know if we are maintaining the authenticity of the design with the graphic and practical changes that we have included.
Many moons have passed since I left the city of Tristan behind. Since then, I have tried to forget the terrors I saw under the cold earth and the horrible nightmares that have continued to haunt me awake. Now, there is something dark inside of me. I perceive it. Drags me to the east. He assures me that my salvation is among the ruins of ancient kingdoms. Although I know the way, I do not know what dangers will arise to prevent my journey and, as I pass through the first door, I know that the best of my soul will be left behind … forever.
—The Dark Wanderer
Two months ago the legacy of the Dark Wanderer was revived in all of us with the announcement of Diablo II: Resurrected on BlizzConline. In this way, one of the most popular PC games of all time returns to our lives (along with its expansion, Lord of Destruction®). We really want to see the terrifying demons, brave adventurers and other elements of the world of Sanctuary remastered in 4K 2160p definition (with compatible equipment), but, in addition, you will have the opportunity to see the game again with the eyes of nostalgia with just push a button.
ACTS I and II
The Blind Eye
Players will begin their adventure in the Harpies’ Camp, a picturesque place inhabited by the survivors of the Brotherhood of the Blind Eye, from where they will begin their search for the dark wanderer. However, an obstacle blocks their path: whoever expelled the brotherhood from the monastery of the harpies will prevent you from continuing east. Face Andariel, Maiden of Anguish, in the decisive battle that culminates the Act.
The secret of the Vizjerei
If you are victorious, the chase will continue. To the east is the jewel of the desert, the city of Lut Gholein. However, this commercial enclave is no longer the same thriving and wealthy city of yesteryear and, after the passage of the dark vagabond, it has been infested with evil. At night locals disappear, and it is rumored that there are undead lurking in the sewers …
“I will rid this land of darkness.” -Amazon
The askari, also known as Amazons, come from the Skovos Islands, a forested archipelago located in the Twin Seas. These powerful warriors have created a matriarchal society and roam the kingdom offering their services as mercenaries and fighting evil.
Use spears and javelins to skewer your enemies. With marksmanship rivaling that of the Blind Eye Harpy Sisters, unleash arrows on the demons. With superhuman agility, dodge the most lethal blows. The Amazon personifies skill with weapons, having devoted her entire life to the crucible of war.
“I will face death with my head held high.” -Barbarian
The “broken people” of the barbarians live in the hostile countryside of Sanctuary, along the foothills of Mount Arreat. These burly villagers on the fringes of civilization are the fruit of an unforgiving environment, an endless succession of tribal wars, and a constant struggle for survival.
Taunt your enemies until they succumb to a blind rage during which they will be easier to defeat. With incomparable strength, crush them to death. In savage fury, make the demons tremble in your wake. The barbarian may not be as sophisticated as the civilized city dwellers, but his savage strength is unmatched.
“Watch out, demon!” -Sorceress
Sorceresses come from the Zann Esu clan, an ancient order of women dedicated to the pursuit of magic in its purest form. His entire existence is devoted to study and the task of entering into communion with magical elements in order to reach unimaginable levels of power.
Hand-to-hand fighting is very uncivilized. Smite your enemies with blazing hells. Freeze the demons of the Burning Hells, then smash them into a thousand pieces. Shock your opponents until they submit. Do not think that sorceresses are fragile scholars, because their mastery of the elements gives them an unsuspected capacity for destruction.
COMMUNITY AND COMMENTS
For all those who cannot participate in the technical alpha, but wish to follow the evolutions of the game, next weekend there will be broadcasts of Diablo II: Resurrected in Twitch.tv and YouTube Gaming. We will kick off early on Thursday (April 8) at 7:00 PM CET, with broadcasts of the game by prominent community members. In addition, there will be at least one other chance to participate in future tests, so keep an eye on the social networks of Diablo to find out all the news on this front.
We are looking forward to hearing your impressions and opinions, so send them to the official forums of Diablo II (in English) or to the subreddit r/Diablo (in English).
If you want more information about Diablo II: Resurrected, come by our website or the official Twitter of the game, @Diablo.
NOTICE: Diablo II: Resurrected still under development. The content of the technical alpha is not final and may be subject to change.
Q: What do I do to participate in the technical alpha?
A: Starting next Friday, a limited number of PC players pre-registered on the website of Diablo II: Resurrected technical alpha can be downloaded. Invitations to participate will begin to be sent out the same day in a series of waves starting at 16:00 CET.
Q: If I can’t participate in Technical Alpha, will I be able to participate in other events later?
A: The technical alpha of Diablo II: Resurrected it’s only the first. At the very least, there will be one more opportunity to participate in other tests.
Q: Will participants have permission to record, take screenshots or broadcast the technical alpha of Diablo II: Resurrected?
A: Yes, all players will be able to record, take screenshots or broadcast the technical alpha of Diablo II: Resurrected.
Q: How long will Technical Alpha last?
A: Until Monday, April 12, at 19:00 CET. This will allow us to collect a sufficient number of opinions about the game and measure the performance of the servers. To find out what time the test starts in other regions, you can use this time zone converter.
Q: Why are there only three classes available in Technical Alpha?
A: At the time of launch, Diablo II: Resurrected It will have seven classes: the Amazon, the Barbarian, the Sorceress, the Assassin, the Necromancer, the Druid and the Paladin. Right now we are focusing playtesting on the first three, but the rest will be incorporated into testing in the next few phases.
Q: Why is only the single player mode tested in the Technical Alpha?
R: Diablo II: Resurrected It will have multiplayer when it is released, but for these tests we are focusing on the main game systems, the three classes mentioned and the performance of the client. The multiplayer mode will be incorporated into the tests later.
ATTENTION: Although the technical alpha is for a single player, you will need an internet connection to download the client and participate in the tests. When the game is released, it will be playable alone without an internet connection, although you will need to connect periodically to see if there are any updates.
Q: Why can only Acts I and II be tested in Technical Alpha?
A: At the time of launch, Diablo II: Resurrected will offer all the original narrative experience, added to the content of its expansion Lord of Destruction. However, for these tests we want to focus on the essentials of gameplay in Acts I and II.
Q: Why are the technical alpha video scenes the old ones? Hadn’t they changed in Diablo II: Resurrected?
A: Technical Alpha uses the old video footage on an interim basis because the new footage is still in development.
Q: Why is Technical Alpha only for PC? Can it be proved Diablo II: Resurrected on consoles?
R: Diablo II: Resurrected It will be released on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. We will include console players in testing at a later stage.
Q: Will my progress in the Technical Alpha carry over to future Trials or the game once it is released?
A: No, what you achieve in the course of the Technical Alpha will not carry over to future tests or the game.
Q: Will I be able to load a saved game from Diablo II?
A: No, you will not be able to import files in technical alpha.
Q: Will it be possible to use controllers in the technical alpha?
A: Yes, it will. That said, the system is still under development, so we’d appreciate any feedback you can provide on this.
NOTICE: The PC controller experience is not the same as for consoles. The consoles will have their own user interface, different button maps, and different default options to make native control as easy as possible.
Q: When does Diablo II: Resurrected?
A: We don’t have a set date yet, but it will be in 2021.
- Operating system: Windows® 10
- Procesador: Intel® Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
- Video Card: Nvidia GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7850
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Storage space: 30 GB
- Internet: broadband connection
- Resolution: 1280 x 720
- Operating system: Windows® 10
- Procesador: Intel® Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
- Video Card: Nvidia GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
- Memory: 16GB RAM
- Storage space: 30 GB
- Internet: broadband connection
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080