Ladders unlikely at launch – Ladder Runewords in Single Player

Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladders unlikely at launch

With the beta now set to start this weekend, Blizzard is starting to talk a little more about what’s happening at launch. The first update concerns Diablo 2 Resurrected ladders when the game launches.

Community Manager Adam Fletcher has posted some news that will disappoint a lot of players. There may be no Seasons or Ladder ready to run on launch day (23 September).

We will have some more info on seasons/ladder. I would expect it wouldn’t be right at launch for the start of one and more so around a diff time that we specify after launch.

While this may not be a big deal to many, dedicated fans were raring to go with the ladder as soon as the game went live. This is understandable in that many will still have been playing the classic Diablo 2 and are eager to crack on with new ladder characters in the new game.

In other news, which I’m sure will please just about everybody. Runewords that were ladder-only are now being opened up to the single-player community according to Adam.

Ladder Runewords will be available in SP.

I think we can all get on board with that.

Thanks to Crudesash for the tip.


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A lot of forum drama raging over this. It looks like quite a few people just assumed it would start on day 1, and feel that it was implied in the advertising. Seems more like it was inferred, but maybe that is just splitting hairs.

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Yeh I actually don't think it's a huge deal. I get people want to get started but if it's a week or two it's not a massive annoyance.

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