Diablo 2: Resurrected: New Patch 2.3 brings important upgrades

Blizzard has revealed the next major update for Diablo 2: Resurrected. Patch 2.3 should not only deliver typical bug fixes, but also incorporate a few new features. The improvements are intended to iron out some of the remaster’s weaknesses and fulfill the wishes of the fans. Patch 2.3 is due to appear at the beginning of December, there is a first foretaste on Blizzard’s website. We summarize the innovations.

Finally: talent bar and quickcast for PC gamers

That was overdue: With patch 2.3, mouse and keyboard players will also be able to use a talent bar in the future. In addition, you can now trigger skills directly at the touch of a button, instead of first selecting them and then using them with a click. This “Quickcast” function has long been standard in the genre, but Blizzard initially had concerns that it would stray too far from the original gaming experience. In the meantime, however, it has become clear that many PC gamers want this feature (we have also repeatedly criticized the lack of it). However, the talent bar will look different with the mouse and keyboard than with a gamepad: Instead of completely replacing the HUD, a new row of buttons will be displayed at the bottom of the menu. You can then assign the function keys to these buttons. In addition, you can also use your skills as usual with the old controls – the new skill bar remains completely optional.

Check out the new mouse and keyboard talent bar in action here.

Now also on consoles: You can change the number of players offline

Anyone who wants to play Diablo 2 offline has always had the opportunity to use a number of useful console commands on the PC. A popular option here was the command “/ playersX”, with which a higher number of players can be simulated. The game then thinks you are having a party; this increases the enemy’s life points, but also the amount of experience points they discard when they die. This should also improve the loot drop rate. Up until now, this feature was reserved for PC gamers only, but with patch 2.3 console gamers will also be taken into account: In future, you can set the simulated number of players in the options menu using a slider, thereby increasing the level of difficulty.

You will soon be able to simulate the number of players on consoles in offline mode.

Source: Blizzard

Further improvements in patch 2.3

The last patches for Diablo 2: Resurrected were mainly aimed at getting the login and server problems under control. Now the developers also want to advance the game itself on many fronts. For example, Blizzard has slightly revised the interface, for example to make it easier to recognize players who have been mutated or ignored. In addition, the character level of heroes will be displayed in the Looby, the chat will be improved and you should also be able to see the real ID names of Battle.net friends. PvP players can now use the “miss” hit display (see picture below), so that you can more easily recognize when a blow is going nowhere. In addition, mouse players receive a new “Force Move” key command that automatically directs your character to the position of the mouse pointer. PC gamers with Nvidia graphics cards should also be able to use DLSS to achieve higher graphics settings or resolutions with better performance.

In PvP you can see more easily in the future whether you are hitting an opponent or not.

In PvP you can see more easily in the future whether you are hitting an opponent or not.

Source: Blizzard

Additionally, Diablo 2: Resurrected will receive a Public Test Realm (PTR) for the first time in the near future. In this secure environment, Blizzard wants to test various innovations, improvements and, above all, changes to the database, in this way they want to further improve the extremely bumpy online experience.

Patch 2.3 for Diablo 2: Resurrected is expected to be released in early December.

Are you satisfied with the new features and improvements? What updates do you wish for in the future? Write us your opinion! Also take a look at our big poll, where we wanted to know from our readers what they think about Diablo 2: Resurrected, what works well and the remaster doesn’t go far enough. We also have a larger wish list for Diablo 2: Resurrected – in this special we have put together a list of things that we would like for future patches.

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