Those of us who are waiting to get back into Diablo II won’t have to wait much longer; Blizzard Activision’s just announced that the Diablo II Technical Alpha is going live this Friday, until the coming Monday.
Announced at the last BlizzCon, Diablo II Resurrected is a remaster of Diablo II, with updated graphics and quality-of-life mechanics. It’s not a full remake (sadly) but it’s a great time to catch out up the Diablo lore, before Diablo Immortal hits mobiles later in the year.
Of course…don’t forget Diablo IV is also coming sometime in the near future. If you’ve never tried Diablo, it’s never been a better time to start!
Unfortunately for console players, the Technical Alpha is only for the PC. Even then, this isn’t the full game you’re getting to try out. Instead, as its name suggests, the Technical Alpha is a test for the developers to work out the kinks to make sure everything is functioning smoothly come launch day.
I don’t blame Activision Blizzard one bit for being so tentative. Diablo 2 is one of gaming’s most beloved titles (and the best in the Diablo series) and the remaster is sure going to get a ton of attention from both old school and new fans. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if it set sales records for the series, despite it being only a remaster.
More details about the Diablo II Technical Alpha can be found on the Blizzard’s site. If you’re hankering to try you hand at the Diablo II Technical Alpha (and its subsequent phases), you need to hit up the Diablo II Resurrected page.
Diablo II Resurrected will hit every platform imaginable (PC, PS4/5, Xbox One/Series and Switch) when it releases later this year. As you’d expect, we’ll definitely have a review of the game when it’s ready.