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Should there be push to activate skill keys in Diablo 2 Resurrected?

Should there be push to activate skill keys in Diablo 2 Resurrected?

Last week on the Diablo Instagram account there was a quick Q&A and one of the questions covered the topic of skill keys. This question was this…

Will there be an option to bind skills on a key and activate it without right-clicking, like on a controller?

We have heard this feedback a lot and are discussing it. Nothing to announce for now, but we understand the ask.

Since Diablo 2 Resurrected was announced, fans have been keen to find out what exactly will change with the game. So far the development team has stuck to their line that it’s the same game with a few quality of life improvements.

The question is, would allowing a skill to be activated on keypress be a quality of life improvement, or does it change the game?

Having pondered this question for a few days, I think this would fundamentally change the game from a PC gamer’s perspective. While it’s understandable that using a controller may require this mechanic, for keyboard and mouse users this would change the way you play.

So what do you think? Should this be a new feature or should the development team leave this alone? Let us know in our new Judge’s Chamber poll.

Cast Your Vote on the Skill Keys question

Should Diablo 2 Resurrected players be able to bind skill keys and activate them without right-clicking?

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Previous Judge’s Chamber Results

In our last poll, we asked whether Blizzard should develop Diablo 2 Resurrected beyond v1.14. Here are the results.

  • Yes, more QOL improvements and balance tweaks (66%)
  • Yes, but only minor tweaks and fixes (20%)
  • No, let mods make any further changes (14%)

It appears that most of you want Blizzard to do the heavy lifting and not mod makers with a load of quality of life improvements and balancing moving forward. Now we have to wait and see what happens beyond that 1.14 release and I’m pretty sure that will depend on how well it sells.

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No because I think it'll fundamentally change the gameplay of D2 by turning a two click process into a one click.

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If you hold the RMB down, you can cycle through the skills already without lifting a finger to click. It is an essential part of PvP. But having it work as soon as you press the button will cause problems I think.

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4 thoughts on “Should there be push to activate skill keys in Diablo 2 Resurrected?”

  1. I would personally favor the option to be able to, as long as it remains a toggle-able option. Currently, I use X-mouse button control and a 5-button mouse to turn what is currently a two-button process (choose the skill and then right-click to cast) into a single click, and really enjoy playing this way.
    Actually, it’s more like a 9-button mouse when you figure in ‘wheel up and down’ and ’tilt wheel right and left’. That makes 8 skills I can map to the different button functions, while still using the left mouse button to move.

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