Is Diablo 2: Resurrected available on console?

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Is Diablo 2: Resurrected available on console?

Best answer: Yes. Unlike the original game, Diablo 2: Resurrected will be available on consoles, with cross-progression support using account linking.

Is Diablo 2: Resurrected available on console?

Diablo 2: Resurrected is a remaster of the original game, which is widely considered one of the best PC games of its time. In addition to bringing the game back with new graphics, audio, and quality of life support, Blizzard Entertainment and Vicarious Visions are also taking this opportunity to bring Diablo 2: Resurrected to consoles.

The game will obviously play somewhat differently with a controller, so certain builds may end up favoring one control scheme over another. Still, at the end of the day, anyone who wants to play Diablo 2: Resurrected will be able to play it on their platform of choice. The PC version of the game will also have full controller support, so if you're a PC player that still enjoys a controller, there's no problem.

Diablo 2: Resurrected will be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Diablo 2: Resurrected will also support cross-progression on supported platforms, meaning you can take your character with you wherever you choose to play. This will work using, as players will just choose to create an online character that is then uploaded and synced to the player's account.

Does Diablo 2: Resurrected support cross-play?

Cross-play has not yet been confirmed, however, meaning that for now, it appears that you'll need to be on the same platform as your friends to play together, though cross-progression means you could start on one platform and then continue playing on another.

What about the Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha?

Right now, you can sign up for the Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha, which will begin later this year. Right now, this technical alpha is PC-only, so if you want to try out the game and see the improvements firsthand before launch, you'll want to register on PC.

Diablo 2: Resurrected is currently set to launch sometime later in 2021. The next mainline Diablo game is Diablo 4, which is still a long ways away from release. Blizzard is still giving updates on what players can expect, including the newly revealed Rogue class, PvP, cross-play and more.

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