Diablo 2: Resurrected is set to be released later in 2021, but players who can’t wait to jump back in to the remake of the classic Blizzard title will get a chance to participate in both a single-player alpha and a multiplayer stress test before then.
Speaking to PCGamesN, Diablo 2: Resurrected lead producer Chris Lena explained how the rollouts of these alphas will all lead up to the game’s release.
“We’re going to start with a single-player technical alpha, and then we’ll have a second technical alpha after that, which is kind of multiplayer and stress testing,” Lena said while also confirming that they will obviously arrive before launch.
Sign-ups for Diablo 2: Resurrected’s alpha tests are happening now and its free to enter. Testers will be chosen randomly, and its important to note that pre-purchasing the game does not gain you access to the alpha.
Diablo 2: Resurrected was announced at BlizzCon 2021 and will be released in 2021 on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It will not be a remake, but a remaster, as the team wanted to ensure players will be getting “the game” they remember from the year 2000.
However, It will have a modern 3D layer on top of everything with particle-based rendering, dynamic lighting, and, where appropriate, upgraded visuals and sound. It will also run at 4K 60fps on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X. There will also be cross-progression on “any platforms that choose to enable it.”
Diablo 2: Resurrection was revealed alongside another look at Diablo 4, World of Warcraft – The Burning Crusade: Classic, a bunch of new Overwatch 2 details, and much more.
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