Blizzard has shared what the developer has tweaked in the upcoming Diablo 2 Resurrected after the initial alpha test that kicked off in April. Much of the changes come in the form of visual tweaks that sees items undergo slight makeovers to make them more visually appealing to the eye.
Blizzard also altered how some of the spells and abilities are rendered in real-time. The Sorceress, for example, has seen her spell cast rate increase faster than before when it comes to attacks like Blizzard and Holy Freeze. These spells are also brighter thanks to a slightly-tweaked art change.
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Diablo II Resurrected is a remake so many of the items have now been tweaked from a visual point of view. This includes potions and gems. Blizzard says that the development team increased the colour of every item icon while also amplifying the clarity to make the items look more vivid.
Weapons, charms, and other item icons have also seen the same treatment. Everything is slightly more vivid than before.
The color of scroll, gem, and potion icons has been amplified to bring out the more brilliant colors, bring more attention to the focus point(s), and add clarity to the image.
As for the Quality of Life updates, there are a few new additional features players can look forward to. Blizzard says these new tweaks were implemented to make the game a bit more user-friendly and not to change the core experience in any way. For example, players can enable an auto gold pick-up option that lets them automatically pick up gold when they walk over it.
Diablo II Resurrected also comes with a new Item Names toggle where players can choose to have item names toggled on or off with a press of a button. You can also hold down a button to show what is on the floor and let go to clear the names. This is great for those who simply want to see if there is anything worth picking up around them.
Blizzard has also increased the shared stash in the game from one tab to three tabs.
After careful deliberation, the Shared Stash will now have three tabs, rather than just one. Many players felt one tab wasn’t enough. When it comes to a player’s personal storage chest, we understand it’s serious business. This change will enable players to better organize their loot across three tabs (100 slots each) of storage space and store many more items.
There is a lot more in store for Diablo II Resurrected. Blizzard says they plan on sharing more information regarding the game and its system in an upcoming update. There is also another beta test inbound. However, the developer did not share when players can expect to see that go live.
Diablo 2 Resurrected is set to launch 0n 23 September 2021 for PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC and Switch.