After 20 years the Remaster Diablo 2: Resurrected not only for the PC, but for the first time for the consoles. Of course, some end angels must be made on the game. The hardest meets the Nintendo Switch.
Diablo 2 owes its many years to popularity mainly to the multiplayer mode. Up to eight heroes can at the same time pull in the fight and measure themselves with the hordes of hell. Of course, the multiplayer also plays a role in the revised Diablo 2: Resurrected, but for the consoles, however, some adjustments were needed.
To set all console trains on automated matchmaking, while PC players can continue to access the well-known lobbies. However, the biggest change affects the Nintendo Switch, because on this console the multiplayer mode is limited to four heroes .
In an official blog post, Blizzard establishes the decision:
One of the great features of the Nintendo Switch is the possibility to play on the way (…). This feature and game behavior required special attention to ensure that the change between offline and online modes is fluid. For it We focus on the readability of the game for the small screen, so the gaming experience of Diablo II: RESURRECTED run smoothly.
The justification leaves open whether it is a technical restriction, so whether the Nintendo Switch would be overwhelmed with eight simultaneous spoolers, or whether the clarity on the small screen plays the crucial role.
Diablo 2: Resurrected appears with cross-platform progress
However, those who want to level a Diablo character on the switch must not completely renounce multiplayer games with eight players. Thanks to cross-platform progress, you have access to each platform access to your characters on which your Diablo 2: RESURRECTED purchased .
So if you call both the switch and the PC version your own, you can easily play on the couch, then put you on the PC and play with the same character. Then of course, the multiplayer with all eight heroes is available again.
Diablo 2: Resurrected appears on September 23, 2021 for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.