The closed beta of Diablo 2 Resurrected is over

Diablo 2 Resurrected Boost and Early Access has ended and now the community is discussing how it was. Veterans in particular were able to act out their nostalgia, but there was also criticism in some places.

How did the beta go down? The Early Access Beta of Diablo 2 Resurrected has been running since August 13th and ended on August 17th. Shortly before the end, many players drew their conclusions. The consensus is largely positive, despite initial server issues in beta. The spirit of the original has apparently been captured well.

The community is already busy discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the game. Even veterans praise: “Looks promising. I’m really enjoying the improved graphics ”. Even the controller support is praised in some places.

There is one major point of criticism, however, which mainly affects the console versions. Because unlike Diablo 2, the remaster will also appear on Xbox and PlayStation, but without an important feature. The gameplay and graphics are convincing, but the console version is more like “meh”. That’s the criticism: one of the bigger discussions on reddit is currently the topic of lobbies on consoles. The feature is missing on Xbox and PlayStation, but is actually quite important.

You can create and name your own games through lobbies. So you can find fellow players to quest, trade, do PvP or farm certain bosses. You can do this on PC, but not on consoles.

Xbox and PlayStation currently only allow direct invitations to friends. If you are specifically looking for activities, you must first find yourself using the platform’s friends list. The community advises: Diablo 2 will be more of a single player experience on consoles, not multiplayer, and they advise waiting until the release. Then you can get a better picture.

What was still well received? The graphics in particular have been praised again and again. The outdated look of the original was apparently appropriately spruced up with the new technology and the community praised the attention to detail in Resurrected even earlier. Even console players praise the gameplay and how smooth everything feels.

How does it go from here? After the closed beta has ended, the open beta will continue. Anyone can take part, even without a Twitch Drop or pre-order. The Open Beta starts on August 20th and ends on August 23rd.

All progress from the closed beta will be carried over, but will be deleted at release. Diablo 2 Resurrected will be released on September 23 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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