Diablo 2 Resurrected features a mechanic added by accident

The beloved classic, Diablo 2, is getting remastered later this year, bringing the critically acclaimed game to a new generation.

While developing the game, the team managed to add in a highly requested feature completely by accident.

Old Saves Will Work In Diablo 2: Resurrected

Gamers that played the original Diablo 2 back in the day won't have to restart the game when the remastered version is released.

Blizzard managed to accidentally include the ability to use old save files in the new game.

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In an interview with IGN Middle East, the game's producer Matthew Cederquist explained how the happy accident happened.

"Back when we were working on [the remaster], we wondered if the old save files would work and we kind of shoved it in and it worked! And we were like, ‘okay, that’s the best feature ever,'" Cederquist said. This means players will be able to pick up where they left off if they still have access to the files, with all of the audiovisual upgrades exclusive to the remaster in tow."

It is unlikely that many people will have 20-year-old save files still on their system, but if they do then they can pick up where they left off.

Release Date

Diablo 2: Resurrected has no confirmed release date at present, except we do know it will release in 2021.


The game will release on PC via Battle.net, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.


Check out the official trailer below.

PC Requirements

For those on PC, here are the requirements for the game. Can your PC run it?

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720

Recommended Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
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