Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Impressions: How does the Diablo 2 Remaster hold up?

Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Impressions: How does the Diablo 2 Remaster hold up? We go over the Diablo 2 Tech Alpha and give you a quick review and impressions of our time with the game. How are the classes? Are the graphics good? Has anything changed from the original game? How to get into the Alpha, and more!

Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Impressions: How does the Diablo 2 Remaster hold up?

This is a single-player Technical Alpha and there will be more tests coming up, so keep an eye on the Alpha and Beta page of the wiki for details. Blizzard has stated that “We want to know if we’re upholding the authenticity of design with our new visuals and quality of life changes.”

What Content is Included in the Alpha for Diablo 2 Remastered?

  • Acts I and II are included
  • Players can play single player only
  • 3 classes are playable: Amazon, Barbarian and Sorceress.
  • An Online connection is necessary to play the Alpha, as it is online only
  • The Alpha Progress does not carry to full game
  • Pressing F5 will allow you to swap between modern and oldschool graphics
  • A shared stash has been added
  • Auto-pickup for gold is available
  • Spells have been reworked and look a lot better

 

What are the PC Specs for Diablo 2 Remastered

Minimum PC Specs for Alpha

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection* (ALPHA ONLY)
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720

Recommended PC Specs for Alpha

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection* (ALPHA ONLY)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080

You can find all our impressions in our Diablo 2 Alpha Impressions video!

Diablo 2 Resurrected the remastered version of Diablo 2 and its expansion Lord of Destruction has been announced. Blizzard shared this news at BlizzConline today at the opening ceremony during the closing moments.

The game will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X later in 2021. Also a “technical alpha” is coming to PC soon, with sign-ups now open at Diablo2.com.

Blizzard preview some of the gameplay footage during the live stream, and assures while the game has been given modern graphics it will keep the original experience intact, keeping Diablo II’s systems and all its “quirks” according to the press release. There will be some few additions, including some highly requested quality of life improvements, which includes shared stash.

Diablo II Resurrected will include all seven classes and all of the memorable bosses as well. Classes include Amazon, Assassin, Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Paladin, and Sorceress. The developer doesn’t plan to change any of the game’s itemisation or balancing, meaning Diablo 2 will have the same replayable experience it had when it released 20 years ago, but with an updated look.

Check out our Diablo 2 Resurrected video for Everything We Know, including gameplay, graphics, release date, quality of life changes and more:

Diablo 2 Resurrected will feature cross-progression and will retail at $39.99.

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