UPDATE 12/10/21: Blizzard has responded to Eurogamer, acknowledging the issues and thanking players for their patience.
"We are aware of and are investigating issues some players have been experiencing in Diablo 2: Resurrected. We have conducted emergency maintenance across all platforms, are closely monitoring server performance, and are making further adjustments and fixes as needed. We thank players for bearing with us as we make this progress, and we want to assure them that we are working hard on both short- and long-term fixes in order to stabilize the Diablo 2: Resurrected experience for all players globally."
ORIGINAL STORY 11/10/21: Diablo 2 Resurrected has been suffering from ongoing server issues since its launch.
The issues appear to be continuing despite Blizzard performing "emergency maintenance" over the weekend.
We need to perform an emergency #D2R maintenance, the game services will be unavailable during this time.— Blizzard CS EU (@BlizzardCSEU_EN) October 9, 2021
There's been no official word from Blizzard regarding server issues, though Eurogamer has contacted the company for comment.
In the meantime, players have taken to social media and Reddit to vent their frustrations at being unable to play the game.
Diablo 2 Resurrected - a remaster of the classic RPG - is Activision Blizzard's first major release following the sexual harassment lawsuit, though it was developed by Vicarious Visions. The original game was developed by Blizzard North, who operated separately from the main Blizzard office under fire.
"Diablo 2 is an adopted child of the Blizzard culture at best. But Diablo helped set the Blizzard tone, too, with its none-more-metal aesthetic, kitchen-sink lore, cutting-edge online multiplayer and endgame of abyssal depth and complication," we said in our review, discussing whether to play Blizzard games in the wake of the lawsuit.
"Diablo 2 is starting to look like a relic: a beautiful, intricately carved, historically important relic, burnished and restored with care here, but a relic all the same."
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