Diablo 4 RunesRunewords were highly popular in Diablo 2. Runes were socketed into items to “craft” a runeword which would give that item different stats. They were planned for Diablo 3 but never reached the final game. In Diablo IV, runes and runewords make a comeback. To keep the game world consistent, Blizzard appears to have utilised the same rune names and some of the same icon imagery we saw in Diablo 2. We don’t know the eventual number of runes or exactly how they’ll function as that is still be revealed. Will there be different grades of runes, can they be removed or which items can they be placed in for example.  Find out more in our runes & runewords section.

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A look at all 32 updated Diablo 2 Resurrected Item Set Visuals

We put on the sets and other special items to check out the new in-game and avatar visuals.

Posted on: 24 April 2021

Final Thoughts on the Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha

Final Thoughts on the Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha

The alpha is over. We take a look at the test and give our impressions of the game so far.


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Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha Gameplay Footage

Watch all the footage from the PureDiablo live streams during the alpha test.

A Closer Look at the Diablo 2 Resurrected Improved Environments

A closer look at Diablo 2 Resurrected’s Improved Environments

Small details make all the difference in bringing the world to life. We take a look at the subtle changes.

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Initial Diablo 2 Resurrected Technical Alpha Impressions

We take a look at the Technical alpha and share our thoughts so far.

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