Celebrating Two Decades Of Diablo 2

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When Diablo 2 was first released back in 2000, the goal was simply to fix the biggest issues experienced in Diablo while also expanding on the formula of the original game. Expanding would be a bit of an understatement. Compared to the previous game, Diablo 2 was not only bigger and better, but it was also faster and stronger.

Instead of a single location with multiple dungeons, there were now outdoor zones that allowed players to explore. In addition, the story was now divided into unique acts. The new game also offered five new character classes, with two new ones added with the Lord of Destruction expansion. Each class also featured greater gender and ethnic diversity while also giving players 30 unique skills to choose from.

Since then, the game has been named as one of the greatest video games ever made. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Diablo Team has prepared a number of exciting this for everyone to enjoy. The first of these is the video that was produced by none other than animation sorcerer Carbot Studios, which is likely one of their funniest yet. You can watch it below:

For those who want to learn more about the history of the game, there is the Diablo 2 retrospective that you can read about here. This include comments from Blizzard employees that grew up developing, playing, and even just hanging out in Sanctuary.

Those who want something that’s not digital can get a limited-edition Lord of Terror bust. This 9”x7-1/8”x10-1/2” model is simply perfect for your computer desk. You can get it here.

If you’re feeling nostalgic and want some gameplay, speedrun record-setter MrLlamaSC recently had a day-long live speedrun in Diablo 2. He played through the whole game all the way to the Pandemonium event. You can view it on his Twitch channel here.

Finally, there’s also a little treat for Diablo 3 players. Those who log-in after June 29 get the chance to unlock their very own Prime Evil Wins and represent the legacy that was forged on Arreat Summit. While Baal didn’t have any wings back in Diablo 2, it will be cool to see how he would have looked like if he did.

What about you? What are you best memories of Diablo 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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