Diablo II Resurrected: Game May Launch without Personal Loot

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Diablo II: Resurrected will be released later this month. While Blizzard has done a pretty good job of incorporating improvements, it seems that a fan-favorite feature will not be present at launch.

The feature in question is known as Personal Loot. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, personal loot is a system where the items that enemies drop are only visible to you. Thus, only you can pick them up and no one else.

Conversely, universal loot is where all items that drop will be visible to all members in the group, assuming that you are playing with others. 

That said, user @nvb_84 asked Rod Ferguson, Executive Producer for Diablo at Blizzard, whether there is a chance for them to change the loot setting in co-op play. The user is likely asking about the personal loot system mentioned earlier.

Ferguson replied that the feature will not be present at launch, though it is still being discussed with the team. It means that the system may or may not be added to the game in the future.

To be fair, Diablo II has always used the universal loot system since its inception. While this can cause friction among party members, it is probably not a dealbreaker for some.

The likely reason why some people want to have personal loot added is that most of the looter-type titles nowadays have a similar feature present. Borderlands 3  is an example of this.

Even though there are people who would love to have the option to change the loot setting in co-op modes, some are against its inclusion in the game.

User @Ckraye44 said that personal loot has no place in Diablo II. Their reasoning is there are not enough players and that adding the feature may split the player base.

Another user replied that the devs should stay true to the original game as much as possible. They’ve added that no one who has played the classic ever wants personal loot enabled.

Whether the personal loot system will be added to the game remains to be seen. In the meantime, the developers should focus more on resolving the dreaded trading bug before the game’s launch.

Diablo II: Resurrected will be released on September 23 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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