Oh brave wanderer, we rejoice in anticipation of your fated homecoming.
Input: Countless demons have fallen victim to your weapon’s deadly power, but their ceaseless assault persists. The salvation of Sanctuary hangs in the balance! Prepare to unleash chaos upon the formidable forces of the Burning Hells’ hierarchy in the upcoming Ladder Season 4, scheduled for May 4th! Dive deeper into this ancient manuscript to discover details about exciting enhancements, updates enhancing the overall experience, and the resolution of pesky glitches that will accompany Patch 2.7.
Ladder Season 4
The past Ladder Seasons of Diablo II: Resurrected have unveiled the incredible skills of daring adventurers who valiantly protected Sanctuary. They raced against each other, vying to etch their names onto the Leaderboard, instilling terror in the tormented souls of their demonic foes along the way.
Embarking on a thrilling journey, the eagerly anticipated commencement of Ladder Season 4 is set for May 4. A golden chance awaits intrepid explorers as they strive to conquer the arduous path to Level 99, gathering formidable treasures throughout their odyssey. Anticipation builds as we eagerly anticipate witnessing the valiant souls who will etch their indelible mark on the prestigious Leaderboard this time around.
The Spectacular Arrival of Ladder Season 4: A Countdown Unlike Any Other!
May 4, 5:00 p.m. PDT
May 5, 2:00 a.m. CET
May 5, 10:00 a.m. KST
Similar to its predecessors, Ladder Season 4 will showcase an array of diverse game modes.
|Pre-Expansion Ladder||The standard version of Ladder play that encompasses playing only with the original four acts.|
|Pre-Expansion Hardcore Ladder||The hardcore (only one life) version of Ladder play that encompasses playing only with the original four acts.|
|Ladder||The standard version of Ladder play that encompasses playing five acts, as it includes the “Lord of Destruction” expansion content.|
|Hardcore Ladder||The hardcore (only one life) version of Ladder play that encompasses playing five acts, as it includes the “Lord of Destruction” expansion content.|
Curious about the fate of your Shared Stash treasures after a Ladder Season concludes? Fear not, for I shall unravel this mystery for you.
After the conclusion of Ladder Season 3, the Ladder characters will be seamlessly transferred to their respective non-ladder group. As for the items in the character group’s shared stash, they will be placed in a brand new set of Shared Stash tabs marked with a check as the Past box, which can only be used for withdrawals. It is important to note that any items from Ladder Season 2 that are stored in these Withdraw Only tabs will unfortunately be lost during this transition. However, don’t fret! You will have the entirety of Ladder Season 4 to withdraw and keep any items you desire from Season 3. But beware, once Ladder Season 4 concludes, the withdraw only set of stash tabs will be overridden by the items in the Ladder Season 4 Shared Stash. Therefore, it is crucial to retrieve any items before that time, as they will be lost forever!
Patch 2.7 is scheduled to go live on May 2 at 10:00 a.M. PDT, bringing with it an exciting array of feature enhancements, updates to improve the overall user experience, and a multitude of bug fixes.
Developer’s Note: We want to encourage players to experiment with their builds. If you have already burned through your Akara respecs while on Ladder, then you can do additional respecs for more experimentation after the character becomes a Non-Ladder character.
Quality-of-Life Updates and Bug Fixes
Developer’s Note: We have revised Next Hit Delay to become an easier concept to grasp while still maintaining its original design goals. This change will alleviate some headaches in multiplayer and smooth the edges of certain character builds.
Developer’s Note: Bul Kathos is a powerful set, but the Knockback incurred from Sacred Charge made using it feel clunky for Melee characters. Considering the rarity of the set, we opted to increase the viability of the weapon and the weapon set as a whole.
Developer’s Note: Shapeshifter Druids using the Metamorphosis Rune Word are encouraged to swap between their Werebear and Werewolf forms to get the most out of the bonuses. In practice, this is a little clunky because you must shapeshift to Werebear, hit a monster, shapeshift back into Human, wait a second, Shapeshift to Werewolf, then hit a monster (or wolf then bear, depending on your preference). We’re taking out the middleman (literally) to make swapping between forms feel cleaner.
Developer’s Note: We have identified an issue with +% to Lightning skill damage not applying to lightning sentries on Nintendo Switch offline games. We plan to amend this issue in a future patch and apologize for any inconvenience.
Enter a New Plane of Hell
Brace yourself for the unveiling of a fresh fragment of Sanctuary, as Diablo IV emerges on June 6. Prepare to break free from the clutches of Lilith’s dominion and delve into a world teeming with both terrors and enchantments. Join us in the thrilling Server Slam event from May 12-14, where all are welcome to experience the gripping journey that lies ahead. Ready your weapons, intrepid traveler, for your epic quest persists unabated.
Your unwavering support is greatly appreciated. We eagerly anticipate witnessing your triumphant ascent from the depths of Hell to conquer Level 99 in the exhilarating race of Ladder Season 4!
The Squad of Diablo II: Resurrected.