Diablo 2 Resurrected Technical Alpha Brings the Classic Back to Life

The first Diablo 2 Resurrected alpha starts soon, with more planned for the near future.

The first Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha runs from April 9 through April 12 and gives players a chance to experience the first two acts with three of the game's seven classes. This first Diablo 2 alpha is for PC players only, though future alphas will include consoles.

The alpha is available by invitation only. Some of those who opted in when the game was first announced will receive an email with instructions on how to participate in the alpha.

The Diablo 2 Resurrected alpha classes are:

  • Amazon
  • Sorceress 
  • Barbarian

This initial alpha only includes single player mode, and it reuses the original game's cutscenes. However, Blizzard said it's not indicative of the final product, which will feature improved cutscenes, among other things.

While the alpha will have no level caps, the alpha won't let player transfer their data to a later version.

Blizzard said it will hold at least one more Diablo 2 Resurrected alpha between now and the game's 2021 release.

[Source: Blizzard]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Apr. 7th 2021

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