Diablo 2: Resurrected launch time — When you can play, download size, and more
Polish your armor and fill your mana pool. Diablo 2: Resurrected is almost here.
Diablo 2: Resurrected will soon be available on all platforms, bringing the dark and gritty world to PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. While cross-platform play didn't make it into the game, cross-progression saves are available for anyone who likes to move between hardware.
The game appears to be getting a single launch time across platforms, meaning everyone will be able to jump into the Rogue Encampment at the same time. Andariel has no idea what's headed her way. Read on for specific launch information across time zones and what to expect when preloading. If you're having problems with the game, be sure to check out our Diablo 2: Resurrected list of known bugs and launch issues for more information.
Diablo 2: Resurrected release date
Diablo 2: Resurrected launches Sept. 23. This includes releases for PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It looks like there's going to be a static launch time, so depending on your time zone the actual date may differ. Below is a graph with specific launches for different time zones.
Diablo 2: Resurrected launch times
Diablo 2: Resurrected looks to be getting a single launch time across platforms. Rod Fergusson, who helped develop the Gears of War franchise before moving to Blizzard to oversee everything Diablo, stated on Twitter that the game will launch at 8 a.m. PDT.
We're launching at 8 AM PDT on the 23rd.We're launching at 8 AM PDT on the 23rd.— Rod Fergusson (@RodFergusson) September 8, 2021September 8, 2021
The universal release will have availability differing per time zone. Depending on your location, this might mean that the release will be on a different date. We've laid out what this looks like in time zones around the world.
|Los Angeles (PDT)||8:00 a.m. (Sept. 23)|
|New York (EDT)||11:00 a.m. (Sept. 23)|
|Brasilia (BRT)||12:00 p.m. (Sept. 23)|
|London (BST)||4:00 p.m. (Sept. 23)|
|Paris (CEST)||5:00 p.m. (Sept. 23)|
|Cape Town (SAST)||5:00 p.m. (Sept. 23)|
|Moscow (MSK)||6:00 p.m. (Sept. 23)|
|Singapore (SGT)||11:00 p.m. (Sept. 23)|
|Tokyo (JST)||12:00 a.m. (Sept. 24)|
|Canberra (AEST)||1:00 a.m. (Sept. 24)|
|Wellington (NZST)||3:00 a.m. (Sept. 24)|
Keep in mind you can preload the game to have it ready to go when servers come online.
Diablo 2: Resurrected preload and download size
Diablo 2: Resurrected can now be preordered on all platforms, with the Switch version arriving most recently. Preload should now also be available on all platforms, with the PC version arriving last.
You are now able to pre-order on Nintendo Switch!
And you didn't hear it from me but you can also pre-download on Xbox and PS right now and Switch in about 12 hours. Again, did not hear from me. You happened upon it while checking the console store. #Shhhh #Diablo2Resurrected https://t.co/mxFVuww29rYou are now able to pre-order on Nintendo Switch!
And you didn't hear it from me but you can also pre-download on Xbox and PS right now and Switch in about 12 hours. Again, did not hear from me. You happened upon it while checking the console store. #Shhhh #Diablo2Resurrected https://t.co/mxFVuww29r— Rod Fergusson (@RodFergusson) September 16, 2021September 16, 2021
As for file sizes, it looks like the console and PC versions will measure about 26GB. In the game's system requirements, Blizzard claims 30GB is required. Switch is a different story due to its downgraded visuals. It appears that about 7.7GB is required for Nintendo's console.
If you're a PC player, preloading became available September 21. Have a look at our picks for the best laptops for playing Diablo 2: Resurrected if you want the best experience possible.
Ready your arsenal...#Diablo2Resurrected is now available for preload on PC. 🔥 🖥
Playable September 23rd @ 8am PT. 🕗 pic.twitter.com/0r7hS84rP6Ready your arsenal...#Diablo2Resurrected is now available for preload on PC. 🔥 🖥
Playable September 23rd @ 8am PT. 🕗 pic.twitter.com/0r7hS84rP6— Diablo (@Diablo) September 21, 2021September 21, 2021
While you wait, be sure to have a look at 15 beginner Diablo 2: Resurrected tips to help you get up to speed. And if you're interested in a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the development process, our Diablo 2: Resurrected developer interview has a bunch of information.
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