Diablo 2

FeatureDiablo Immortal is surprisingly good, what little consolation that may be

UPDATE: Lead designer delivers personal message, reiterates "multiple projects".

UPDATE 1AM GMT 4TH NOVEMBER: Wyatt Cheng, the lead designer of Diablo Immortal, just stepped on stage at BlizzCon 2018 and issued a personal message about the brouhaha surrounding the mobile game's announcement and Diablo 4 no-show. It was he who fended off some harsh questions on stage shortly after Immortal's reveal.

Stars align for Diablo 4 reveal at BlizzCon

UPDATE: David Brevik says he's not working on Diablo.

UPDATE 5PM BST: There's been a development and it may not be the one you're hoping for. David Brevik has said he's not working on Diablo now or in the near future.

Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."

Chris Metzen is retiring. He's leaving Blizzard Entertainment after more than 20 years' service. He, the overseer of story at arguably the world's most successful game maker. He, the earring-wearing cool guy on the BlizzCon stage. He, the voice of Thrall. Retiring. And he's only 42.

Diablo 2 gets a surprise patch five years later

Diablo 2 gets a surprise patch five years later

Runs on modern operating systems but "journey does not end there".

Blizzard has only gone and released an official patch for Diablo 2, a game that's 16 years old - and hasn't been patched in five years!

The new patch - 1.14a phwoar - aims to get the old game running properly on newer operating systems. But there's a suggestion in a quote from Blizzard that there may be more support yet to come.

"It's been a long time coming but today we're releasing 1.14a for Diablo II," wrote Classic for Blizzard on the Battle.net forum.

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VideoVideo: Let's Replay Diablo 2

"Ou est le syndicat d'initiative?"

Eurogamer's Oli Welsh has never been afraid of courting controversy, and in this Let's Replay video he sends it flowers and makes it a mixtape before bombarding it with a stream of increasingly graphic erotic texts.

New Diablo II patch includes respecs

New Diablo II patch includes respecs

Version 1.13 available to test now.

Blizzard has announced that it's releasing patch 1.13 for its 9-year-old action-RPG, Diablo II. The patch isn't official yet, but is available for all to try out on the public test servers.

The main changes are the addition of character respecialisation - you're awarded one free respec after completing the initial Den of Evil quest - and a mysterious new challenge for players on Hell difficulty.

"Players of Hell Difficulty Realm games are hereby warned once again, that a series of new and challenging tests await you! The answer lies within Diablo's Bosses, which span across the world from the Den of Evil to the Throne of Destruction..." said the patch notes.

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Blizzard bans 350k from Battle.net

StarCraft and Diablo II hax0rs pwned.

Having banned nearly 8,000 people for cheating at Warcraft III a fortnight ago, Blizzard has now banned over 350,000 StarCraft and Diablo II accounts also "found to be using third-party hacks" on Battle.net.