Diablo 2: Resurrected faces server problems, Blizzard deploys maintenance
If you can't get in to play right now, you're not alone.
What you need to know
- Diablo 2: Resurrected, a remaster of the original game and its Lord of Destruction expansion pack, is now available.
- Many players are reporting server problems, being disconnected from the game or having characters go missing.
- Blizzard Entertainment is aware of the issues and is currently deploying some fixes.
Diablo 2: Resurrected is now available and like many online games, the servers are having problems at launch. Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that many players are facing issues logging into the game, as well as having characters seemingly be deleted. To fix this, the game is undergoing maintenance, though offline play is still available.
September 23, 4:04 p.m. EST: Another round of emergency maintenance has taken servers offline. It's expected that servers will be down for about 45 minutes.
[#D2R] We'll be performing emergency maintenance beginning at 1:00 PM (PDT) and lasting until approximately 1:45 PM (PDT)[#D2R] We'll be performing emergency maintenance beginning at 1:00 PM (PDT) and lasting until approximately 1:45 PM (PDT)— Blizzard CS - The Americas (@BlizzardCS) September 23, 2021September 23, 2021
September 23, 1:45 p.m. EST: It looks like servers are slowly coming back online, with lobbies being populated by multiple players.
Hopefully this means that the problems will all be solved relatively soon. In the meantime, we're tracking a list of Diablo 2: Resurrected bugs and launch issues, so if there are non-server problems that players start encountering in monstrous quantities, we'll be sure to let you know.
Diablo 2: Resurrected is currently available for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. This comes as parent company Activision Blizzard is facing a lawsuit, accused of of allowing sexist workplace behavior, abuse and more to persist. Several high-level employees have been let go from the company, including the game director on Diablo 4, the next mainline entry in the action-RPG franchise.
It's finally here
More than a fresh coat of paint
Diablo 2: Resurrected includes the original game and the Lord of Destruction expansion pack, with all-new improvements and better graphical quality. It's available now on all platforms.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.