Diablo II: Resurrected Technical Alpha Plans

Blizzard announces a western version of the recently revealed technical alpha for Diablo II: Resurrected (thanks Blizzplanet). This will run this weekend when a limited number of PC players who have pre-registered on the Diablo II: Resurrected website will be invited on Friday for a test that will run through Monday. For those who miss out, word is there will be at least one additional test before the game is released. There's an outline of what to expect, saying this will include the chance to play through portions of Acts I and II with three classes, the Amazon, the Barbarian, and the Sorceress. There's a FAQ to answer any other questions this news may raise. Here's the overview:
An acclaimed phenomenon, Diablo® II enchanted scores of gamers with addictive hack-and-slash gameplay and an immersive world. Now more than 20 years later the timeless classic is resurrected.

Our journey back to this iconic experience is about to begin. We are pleased to announce the Diablo II: Resurrected Single-player Technical Alpha, the first of multiple tests. As diehard fans, we understand that many of you are itching to return to a game so fondly remembered. Still, we are also thrilled to welcome new players to experience this iconic classic, and we look forward to the feedback you all may share. We want to know if we’re upholding the authenticity of design with our new visuals and quality of life changes.

About two months ago, the legacy of the Dark Wanderer was renewed in all of us when Diablo II: Resurrected was announced at BlizzConline. One of the most popular PC games of all time (and its expansion, Lord of Destruction®) is making a modern resurgence into our lives. We can’t wait for you to see the fearsome demons, brave adventurers, and the world of Sanctuary completely remastered in up to (if compatible platform and equipment is present) Ultra High Definition 4K (2160p) graphics on PC and consoles; while also having the ability to look through the lens of nostalgia by a press of a button.
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Prez wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 02:01:
I guess I was one of the weirdos that liked all 3 Diablos so far.

So did I, initially. Then after I finished the game on all the difficulty levels (well TBH even before that) and the "honeymoon" phase wore off it slowly dawned on me how bad the actual game was compared to it's predecessor in almost every single way.
There is a caveat here, I was a hardcore Diablo2 player. Really spent a huge amount of time on battle.net (those were the modem dial-up days) doing all the runs, building PvP characters, Uber Diablo runs, the whole shebang. A game really needs to be special to hold your attention for that long, and it's not like there were other great games that competed for my time in those days. If I were a more casual player, I would have enjoyed D3 a lot more and that's fine I guess. This is the direction that Blizzard wanted to go, but ultimately it was a disappointment for the really hardcore D2 fans among us. We were really vocal about it at that time too, hence the "Fuck those losers" Jay Wilson response and the ensuing memes.
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