Diablo 2: Resurrected - PS4 version stutters - video technology check

Diablo 2: Resurrected - PS4 version stutters - video technology check

Diablo 2

After the alpha test in April, the beta of Diablo 2 Resurrected is now running just under a month before the release. During this test phase, the multiplayer is playable for the first time, in which we team up with friends, do business and go hunting monsters together. In addition, for the first time we have access to the console versions that are of particular interest. After all, the original was only available on the PC. In our video technology check, we take a look at how the remaster runs on the various Playstation platforms. Unfortunately, we have not received any access for Xbox and Switch and are therefore unable to make any statements about it.

On the PS4, the game basically only runs in 30 FPS mode, but very often it fails to maintain this value at all . On the standard PS4, stuttering is the order of the day. As soon as a few more opponents are around us, it even happens that our character always lags back to his position when we try to move out of a crowd. You can see what else we noticed in the following video:


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Beta phase

Last weekend, those who pre-ordered Diablo 2: Resurrected had the opportunity to try out the game on the platform of their choice (except Switch) in the closed beta. The focus was on the multiplayer functionalities, which were not available during the alpha a few months ago. Groups of up to eight players can be formed to hunt monsters together. Either friends are invited to a private session, or you can find willing colleagues through matchmaking. The TCP / IP mode known from the original is no longer included in the game for security reasons.

By the way, an open beta will start next weekend, which any interested player can use without any preconditions. It starts on August 20th at 7 p.m. The client can be downloaded on the consoles from August 17th and on the PC from August 18th. As in all other test phases before, the first two of the five acts of the game will be playable. There are five of the seven classes to choose from. Only the Assassin and Necromancer will only be available in the finished version. The release of Diablo 2: Resurrected is planned for September 23, 2021. The game will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X and Nintendo Switch.

Diablo 2: Resurrected beta – release date, start time, classes, and more

The Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta kicks off this weekend, and here's everything you need to know ahead of it going live.

Activision Blizzard is releasing the remaster of its two decades old classic next month, and players can get a taste of what's in store with the open beta prior to the September 23 launch date.

Diablo 2: Resurrected


Diablo 2: ResurrectedCredit: Activision BlizzardDiablo 2: Resurrected


Diablo 2: ResurrectedCredit: Activision Blizzard

Diablo 2: Resurrected has already had a technical alpha, while the early access to the open beta ran over the past weekend.

Players who pre-ordered the game – or the Diablo Prime Evil Collection – were able to jump in on every platform that the title is releasing on, with the exception of the Nintendo Switch.

Happily, there are no prerequisites to join the fray this weekend. It's open to everyone on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S but Switch players are missing out again.

Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta – when does it start

The Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta kicks off on Friday, August 20 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST.

PC players can pre-load the open beta from Wednesday, August 18 via the Battle.net client.

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S players can pre-load from Tuesday, August 17 once the early access beta ends.

Console players can head to the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace to pre-load.

You won't need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus memberships for the open beta, but you'll need active subscriptions to access Diablo 2: Resurrected multiplayer features in the full game.

You'll have all weekend to get stuck in, but make sure you've had your fill by the time the open beta wraps up on Monday, August 23 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST.

Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta – what content is available?

Diablo 2: Resurrected will launch with seven playable classes, but the open beta will be limited to five.

Players can choose from the Amazon, Babarian, Sorceress, Druid, and Paladin.

The Assassin, and Necromancer will join the line-up on the game's full release.

When it comes to gameplay, players will be limited to Act 1: The Sightless Eye, and Act I2: The Secret of the Vizjerei. Both acts will be fully playable and will feature the revamped cinematics.

Blizzard has enabled multiplayer for the open beta which extends to PvP. Co-op supports up to eight players in one game.

Loot, XP, and monster HP will scales upwards as more players join the session, to keep things balanced.

Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta – does my progress carry over?

The good news is that if you're planning on jumping into the Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta this weekend, cross-progression is available on supported platforms.

And if you played the early access open beta, you can pick up right where you left off.

The bad news is that any progress made in the open beta won't carry over to the full game.

But you can take it as an opportunity to try new classes you wouldn't usually check out; it won't make any difference to the game proper, so go nuts.

Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta – PC specs
  • Minimum PC specs:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 / AMD FX-4350
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 /AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 30GB
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Recommended PC specs
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU:  Intel Core i5-9600k / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 30GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
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