ALPHA TECHNIQUE OF DIABLO
Diablo® II, the acclaimed gaming phenomenon, has enchanted hordes of gamers with hack-and-slash gameplay and an immersive world. Now, after more than 20 years, the timeless classic has made a comeback.
Our journey to this iconic experience is about to begin. We’re excited to announce Diablo II: Resurrected single-player technical alpha, the first of many tests. We understand that many die-hard fans are looking forward to returning to a game they remember so fondly. We are excited to welcome the new players to this great classic and look forward to your feedback. We want to know if we have remained faithful to the authenticity of the game while having revamped the graphics and added some general improvements.
About two months ago, the announcement of Diablo II: Resurrected on BlizzConline renewed our desire to live the legacy of the Dark Wanderer. The most popular PC game of all time and its expansion, Lord of Destruction®, is about to return to our lives in a more modern style. We can’t wait for players to see all the fearsome demons, the brave adventurers and the whole world of Sanctuary revamped thanks to the remastered graphics in Ultra HD 4K resolution (2160p) on both PC and console (in case you own a platform or appropriate hardware), while also being able to give vent to nostalgia by simply pressing a button.
ACTS I AND II
The Invisible Eye
You will begin the adventure at Campo Delle Scholte, a picturesque site inhabited by the survivors of the Sisterhood of the Invisible Eye, where you will begin the search for the Dark Wanderer. However, an obstacle will block the path, as the one who tried to overrun the Sisterhood from its base at the Ranger Monastery will stand between you and the road to the east. You will have to face Andariel, Lady of Anguish, in a spectacular match.
The secret of the Vizjerei
If you are successful, the search will resume. You will travel east to the jewel of the desert, the city of Lut Gholein. Unfortunately, however, this trading port is no longer the marvelous pinnacle of trading it once was. After the passage of the Dark Wanderer, evil has taken possession of it. Citizens disappear at night, and there are rumors of undead abominations in the sewers …
“I will free this land of shadow.” – Amazon.
Askari, also known as Amazons, come from the Skovos Islands, a group of islands in the Twin Seas dominated by rainforests. These mighty warriors come from a matriarchal society and roam the kingdom in search of mercenary jobs and evils to eradicate.
Slay enemies with spears and javelins or rain arrows on demons with archery skills that rival that of the Sisterhood of the Invisible Eye. Your superhuman agility will help you dodge and evade enemy attacks. Having spent his entire life preparing for war, the Amazon is the quintessence of martial prowess.
I will fight against death. Barbarian
The “broken people,” the Barbarians, reside in the hostile wilderness of Sanctuarium at the base of Mount Arreat. Living on the edge of civilization, these tough warriors are the result of the harsh environment around them, shaped by eternal tribal warfare and a constant struggle for survival.
Taunt opponents and infuriate them to deal with them more easily. Your unparalleled strength will allow you to obliterate any opponent from existence. Your berserker rage will make the demons tremble as you pass. While not as sophisticated as his broader cultural peers, the Barbarian’s savage fury is unmatched.
“Tremble, darkness!” – Enchantress.
The Enchantress comes from the Zann Esu clan, an ancient order of sorceresses seeking the purest forms of magic. They spend their entire lives studying and becoming more attuned to the elements of magic in order to become the most powerful sorceresses in the world.
Physical combat is for louts. Better to blast enemies in a fiery hell, freeze them in an ice prison or subjugate them with the power of lightning. Underestimating the Enchantresses as mere scholars of the arcane is a mistake because they are masters of the elements and possess incredible destructive abilities.
COMMUNITY AND FEEDBACK
Those with no way to access the technical alpha, but want to follow the game’s development, can connect to the live streams of Diablo II: Resurrected coming this weekend on Twitch.tv and YouTube Gaming. It will be possible to get a first look on Thursday, April 8 at 10 am PT when certain community members will start streaming Diablo II: Resurrected. Also, there will be at least one other chance to participate in a future test. In this regard, we will publish the latest updates on the Diablo channels.
We care about the opinion of the players! We look forward to receiving impressions and feedback on the official Diablo II forums or the r / Diablo subreddit .
WARNING: Diablo II: Resurrected is still under development. The contents of the technical alpha are not final and may vary.
Q: How can I participate in the technical alpha?
A: Starting this Friday, a limited number of PC players who have pre-registered on the Diablo II: Resurrected site will be able to download the Technical Alpha. Invitations will be distributed in waves starting at 07:00 (PT).
Q: I cannot participate in the technical alpha, will it be possible to participate in a future test?
A: Diablo II: Resurrected’s technical alpha is just a first test. There will be at least one more in the future that it will be possible to participate in.
Q: Can test takers take photos, record videos or stream Diablo II: Resurrected technical alpha?
A: Yes, all players can take photos, record videos, or stream during the tests.
Q: How long will technical alpha last?
A: Technical alpha will run until 10 am PT on Monday, April 12th. This will allow us to get a fair amount of feedback on the game and client performance. refer to the time zone converter to find out when it will end in your area.
Q: Why are there only three playable classes in technical alpha?
A: Diablo II: Resurrected will feature seven playable classes at the time of release: Amazon, Barbarian, Enchantress, but also Assassin, Necromancer, Druid, and Paladin. At the moment we have concentrated the gameplay on the first three. In the next test phase, we will also include the others.
Q: Why is technical alpha only single player?
A: Diablo II: Resurrected will feature multiplayer at the time of release, however for this test, we want to focus on key game systems, three playable classes, and client performance. In the next phase of testing, we will also include multiplayer.
ATTENTION: Although Technical Alpha is a single player experience, an Internet connection is still required to download the game client and test it. The final game will allow single player mode to be played offline, but this will require an internet connection to periodically check for updates.
Q: Why are there only acts I and II in the technical alpha?
A: Diablo II: Resurrected at release time will feature the entire narrative experience, including the expansion, Lord of Destruction. For this test, however, we want to refine the early stages of the gaming experience in Acts I and II.
Q: Why are there old footage in the tech alpha? Won’t Diablo II: Resurrected have remastered cutscenes?
A: The old Diablo II cinematics have been placed as a placeholder for technical alpha, as the updated quality ones are still in development.
Q: Why is technical alpha only for PC? Will console players be able to participate in the Diablo II: Resurrected tests?
A: Diablo II: Resurrected will be released on Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. In an upcoming test phase, we will also include console players.
Q: Will my characters’ progress during technical alpha carry over to the next testing phase or the full version of the game upon release?
A: No, all progress made during technical alpha will not carry over to later tests or the full version of the game upon release.
Q: Can I load my Diablo II saved into tech alpha?
A: No, the save files will not be able to be loaded into the technical alpha.
Q: Does technical alpha have controller support?
A: Yes, technical alpha has support for controllers. However, this is a feature that is still under development, so we will greatly appreciate the feedback provided on it.
CAUTION: Support for PC controllers is not the same experience as support for console controllers. Support for console controllers will include a single user interface, custom buttons, and different default options to better support its controller interface.
Q: When is Diablo II Resurrected Release Date?
A: At the moment we don’t have a release date to announce, but it will be 2021.
- Operating system: Windows® 10
- Processor: Intel® Core i3-3250 / AMD FX-4350
- Video card: Nvidia GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7850
- Memory: 8 GB of RAM
- Storage space: 30 GB
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Resolution: 1280 x 720
- Windows® 10 OS
- Intel® Core i5-9600k / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor
- Video card: Nvidia GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
- Memory: 16 GB of RAM
- Storage space: 30 GB
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080