Diablo 2: Resurrected From PTR Testing “Pretty Big” Feature Soon
A “pretty big” feature is set to come to the PTR Diablo 2: Resurrected soon, after the RPG game’s current season ends. As the spiritually oldest (active) child in the family, Diablo 2 has felt a bit left behind lately in light of the Diablo 3 Season 27 release date news, an event roguelike Diablo Immortal added as part of the last major patch, and an update on the Diablo 4 season pass and microtransactions plans.
As the previous season of Diablo II: Resurrected draws to a close, community manager PezRadar took to the forums to share news of Blizzard’s upcoming plans for the remaster of one of the best fantasy games. Responding to a post asking what’s next for the game, PezRadar said, “I know it’s been a little quiet on the D2R front, especially this week, as every other Diablo title has had some kind of news. ”
However, he reassures that the team “hopes to share news on the PTR next week”. Acknowledging that Diablo 2: Risen fell “a bit outside of our windows that we were aiming for with ladder seasons”, he teases that “the team is working on a feature they would like to test in PTR which is quite large” . Apparently, the team hopes to have it ready to share next week, but wants to make sure accurate feedback can be gathered before it goes live.
This of course led to a lot of speculation as to what the feature might be. Some of the ideas users are guessing at include shared stash tabs (or specific tabs for currency, gems, or runes), migrating characters online to offline, a messaging system, a loot filter, a exchange platform or an appropriate auction house. , and adjusts TCP/IP settings to allow easier solo connection. Some other users are guessing more advanced features like cross-play or an actual content pack, but recognize that those might be even bigger than the suggestion.
Some other users, however, fear something could break as a result of the new feature – pointing to changes to lobby chat and systems such as FHR (Faster Hit Rate) and FBR (Faster Block Rate) that have left a segment of the disgruntled player base.
If you plan to dive in and check out the new update for yourself, check out our guide to the best Diablo 2: Resurrected classes. A recent Diablo 2: Resurrected patch improves Horadric Cubes, following the first major Diablo 2 class balance update in 12 years. We also have the best games like Diablo on PC, if you’re looking for something else to quench your thirst for loot.