Last month, Blizzard announced Diablo II: Resurrected. It’s a remaster of the base game and Lord of Destruction, and it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms this year. If you happen to be a returning player, you might be interested to know you’ll actually be able to use your saves from the original game on PC.
Speaking to IGN, game producer Matthew Cederquist explained how support for save files that were more than two decades old wasn’t originally planned. The team just tried it out and it happened to work.
“Back when we were working on [the remaster], we wondered if the old save files would work and we kind of shoved it in and it worked. And we were like, ‘okay, that’s the best feature ever’.”
While there was no mention if this feature will even work with the console versions of the game, the remaster supports cross-progression. So in theory, you should be able to load up your old PC save file in the computer version and then access it on the console platform of your choice.
Even if you don’t have your original saves, it technically means you could start levelling a character of your choice in the original PC version (which is available on Battle.Net), as the remaster is the same game featuring new audio and graphics, and a few other changes like improved UI, an expanded stash and revamped ladder seasons.
Do you still have access to your old save Diablo II files? Will you be reviving your old builds? Leave a comment down below.