What Improvements to Expect in Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.3

Diablo II Resurrected Patch 2.3
Diablo II Resurrected Patch 2.3 Blizzard

Diablo II: Resurrected has received numerous improvements in Patch 2.3, which is now available on all supported platforms. Read on to find out what to expect in this update.

Offline Difficulty Scaling

While the devs at Blizzard have made strides to improve the servers, some people still prefer playing solo and enjoying Diablo II: Resurrected offline. If you were requesting the developers to implement offline difficulty scaling on consoles, your wish is granted.

The idea here is to feel as if there are more players in the world. So, expect enemies to get harder, but with rewards similar to playing with a group of eight people.

This feature is set to one by default. However, you can change this by heading to the Game Settings > Offline > Offline Difficulty Scaling. Remember that the higher the number, the more challenging the game becomes.

Active Skill Bindings for Mouse and Keyboard

Diablo II Resurrected Active Skill Bindings
Active Skill Bindings Photo: Blizzard

Those who play using a controller already have access to 12 buttons. This means you can essentially map up to 12 different skills and cast them instantly. Even though this is great for gamepad users, mouse and keyboard users are clamoring for a similar feature.

The developers were hesitant at first. But since this is highly requested, they wanted to deliver what the fans asked. That is why the Active Skill Bindings bar is now present no matter what control method you want to use. 

When enabled and you’re on mouse and keyboard, there will be an additional bar above the standard HUD. Here, you can set up to 16 skills. When the “Quick Cast Skills” option is turned on, the mapped abilities will be instantly cast instead of getting remapped to the left and right mouse buttons like before.

Graphical and Accessibility Improvements

Patch 2.3 has brought some improvements to the user interface. You can now see those who are ignored or muted, thanks to the new indicator. In addition, the expansion type and character level will now be prominently shown on the lobby screen.

If you want to know whether your opponent dodged your incoming attack, a “miss” text indicator appears in PvP combat. Additionally, the Force Move key binding is now available. Your character will move towards the direction of your mouse pointer when used.

Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.3 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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