Diablo II: Resurrected Is Still In A Shoddy State!

Blizzard doesn’t seem to grasp the situation yet regarding the updated version of Diablo II.


A few days ago, we wrote how Diablo II: Resurrected didn’t take a solid launch. For instance, characters disappeared, or if they haven’t, they lost the progress earned during the previous session. Even though the 9.24 patch was meant to fix the issue, it doesn’t seem that Blizzard got on top of the problems just yet, even after taking the servers down for a few hours to repair the disappearing characters bug.

They released the 9.27 patch, but its patch notes don’t say much: “Fixed an issue where the minimap would overlap with prior session minimaps. Fixed numerous related miscellaneous bugs that would cause user clients to crash.” However, Blizzard is also trying to fix the AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) issue that affects older processors that could run the game during its beta but not since the retail version launched.

“We wanted to provide an update on the Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) items from the dev team after some further developments from this past weekend. The team believes they have a potential fix, but this goes beyond just AVX specifically. The fix could potentially affect all users, even those outside of AVX support, so we want to ensure we do proper testing.

While CPUs without AVX are below our minimum spec, we want to ensure as many people as possible can play. Setups without AVX were working in Beta. In optimizing the game, we inadvertently included the need for AVX for launch. QA is going to spend another few days of testing across all of these scenarios and setups to ensure we are not impacting existing players,” Blizzard wrote on its forums.

The AVX thing has been in CPUs for a decade now: Intel and AMD launched their first respective product line (Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer, respectively) in 2011. Diablo II: Resurrected still has a lot of bugs, and on Metacritic, the fans either spam the review score with 0/10 or 10/10 scores, but mostly the former.

Warcraft III: Reforged’s story is repeating here…

Source: WCCFTech

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