Diablo 2 Resurrected on Consoles Won't Let You Play After 30 Days Offline

People playing Diablo 2: Resurrected on consoles have a problem. It turns out that after 30 days of offline play you have to log in again. One of the arguments console gamers used against their PC brethren, claiming the superiority of their platforms, was the lack of need for an Internet connection in order to play offline. Used - because, as it turns out, Blizzard Entertainment broke that rule. Internet users noticed that after 30 days of not playing or being offline, you have to log back into Diablo II: Resurrected.
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Two New Diablo 2: Resurrected Runewords For Patch 2.4 Revealed

While Diablo II: Resurrected's upcoming patch 2.4 isn't live on the game's public test servers just yet, a number of the new Runewords that will be coming with the patch have been revealed by different Diablo-focused content creators. As reported by Wowhead, two new Runewords have been detailed so far....
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Diablo II: Resurrected’s DRM Checks Spell A Potential Dark Future Ahead In Gaming

Diablo II: Resurrected will cease to work after your console has been offline for more than 30 days, as it will have needed to connect to Blizzard’s servers for a DRM check. There’s a growing concern amongst gamers that years from now, our current consoles – yes, your new PS5 – and our games will become useless at some point in the future. To clarify that statement, the concern isn’t around the inevitable transition from the PS5 to whatever Sony has planned next.
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Diablo II: Resurrected PTR Wants You to Put the Servers to the Test

Diablo II: Resurrected’s PTR is open and the focus of this round of testing is on database issues. With the game’s initial launch plagued by server issues and data loss, the dev team eventually shared the root causes of the major issues and outlined plans to help them by making changes to how data was processed and saved. After improving stability and reducing downtime, they’re now continuing to test these changes and more.

Diablo 2: Resurrected’s PTR Is Live Now For Testing

Last November, Blizzard announced that going forward Diablo 2: Resurrected would be treated more like a live service game, including the implementation of a Public Test Realm or PTR to stress test updates before they’re sent live. The PTR is now live, with Blizzard encouraging as many players as possible to help with stress testing.

How to access Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR & play updates early

Wondering how to access the Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR and try out new patches early? Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know. Following in the footsteps of Diablo 3, Blizzard have decided to add a Public Test Realm (PTR) to Diablo 2 Resurrected, allowing players to test out changes before they go live in-game.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.4 PTR Release Date - What to Know

Diablo 2: Resurrected's post-launch support continues and the next step on its journey will bring the long-awaited ladder rank play to the hack and slash RPG, making its patch 2.4 PTR release date a hot topic among players. Diablo 2: Resurrected's patch 2.4 PTR release date also marks the first...

MuggleNet 2021 Year in Review

The year is coming to an end and it’s certainly been a busy one for the Wizarding World, so let’s take a look back at some of the top stories from 2021. The year started royally for Toby Jones (voice of Dobby) who was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. January also saw a buzz of activity around the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts series. MuggleNet exclusively revealed that the movie was set to finish filming this month and Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) discussed filming with actor Jamie Dornan. Mads Mikkelsen and Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) interviewed each other about their experiences of making the third movie and Mikkelsen’s transition to playing Grindelwald. Sadly, January saw the passing of literary agent Christopher Little, who took a chance on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

How Diablo 2: Resurrected’s Runewords Make For A Better Economy

The runewords in Diablo 2: Resurrected are powerful but only work if proper requirements are met, meaning players must search for specific items. Editor’s Note: A lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which alleges the company has engaged in abuse, discrimination, and retaliation against its female employees. Activision Blizzard has denied the allegations. The full details of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit (content warning: rape, suicide, abuse, harassment) are being updated as new information becomes available.

Blizzard Watch Podcast 351: Does the RTS genre need a renaissance?

This week we discuss the announcement of the Diablo 4 Paragon Board, Diablo 2: Resurrected’s Patch 2.4 update, and the current state of the real time strategy (RTS) genre of games. You can listen to the podcast directly from this post or click on download icon in the upper...