Diablo II Resurrected will of course have HD graphics remastered at 4K and 60 FPS (both for PC and next-generation consoles). The cinematics and audio have also been redone and some changes have been added to improve the user experience, such as shared loot or cross progression between platforms. Check out the first trailer for the game below:
The PC requirements for Diablo II Resurrected
It seems like Blizzard has done a good job of keeping the classic grim and gritty atmosphere of Diablo II even with the new 3D graphics. Among the news we find (as published by Blizzard):
- Remastered graphics: monsters, heroes, objects, spells … everything renewed.
- An epic story told through five different acts.
- Classic Gameplay – The same Diablo II you know, preserved.
- Updated support on Battle.net
- Planned support for cross-platform play.
We are going to proceed to see what the system requirements are, although as always the developer says that the title works at 4K resolution and 60 FPS but then they do not specify what hardware you need for that resolution, something that is absolutely absurd because instead they do put you what do you need to play at 720p, something that nobody does for decades.
|Minimum (720p)||Recommended (1080p)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-3250
|Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
|RAM||8 GB||16 GB|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
|NVIDIA GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 55000 XT
|Storage||30 GB||30 GB|
|Operating system||Windows 10||Windows 10|
As you can see the requirements are, to say the least, picturesque. Between the requirements for 720p and 1080p there is a huge jump in performance in terms of the processor, going from old and slow processors to others of practically a new generation. The recommended requirement of 16GB of RAM for 1080p gaming also seems exaggerated, and yet the graphics card requirements are quite light.
If you intend to play Diablo II Resurrected at 4K resolution, we would recommend the same PC that Blizzard recommends to play 1080p but simply with superior graphics, probably with an RTX 2060 or a Radeon HD 5600 XT you have enough, since it seems that this is a game that loads the CPU and RAM a lot more than the graphics card.
Will have support for mods, but no release date
In addition to the announcement and its surprising system requirements, Blizzard has already announced that the new title will have support for mods. They have not given more details for now on how they are going to launch this support, but hopefully it will not take long to do so.
📜 MOD SUPPORT
Why would you want to manipulate this Hell? Are you some sort of demon yourself? Woe! Yes, mod support will be here in Diablo II. I beg of you to go easy on a poor old man.
– Devil (@Diablo) February 20, 2021
Diablo II Resurrected still does not have a specific release date (Blizzard has said, yes, that it will arrive “later this year”), but it has said that it will arrive for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.