Diablo II: Resurrected | PTR 2.4 Overview Thread (Latest Update - 2/28/2022)

Hi everyone,

As the PTR kicks off, we want to provide a comprehensive overview of this test’s objectives and pre-made characters available to participants. We hope you find this guide helpful as you prepare to experience the exciting new changes of Patch 2.4!


The Public Test Realm (PTR) is a special realm where we can test balance, bug fixes, and other enhancements we make in Diablo II: Resurrected. This test environment is available to all owners of the game on PC. Beyond new Rune Words, Mercenary tweaks, new Horadric Cube recipes, and more, a primary focus of this test will revolve around the Class Balance Changes.

It’s our goal to empower players with the means to acquire and test these new items on the PTR. Your impressions and feedback will assist us in optimizing these updates ahead of the live release and first season of Ladder Rank Play. To share your feedback, select the “Provide Feedback” on the front-end screen of the Diablo II: Resurrected PTR client or post your feedback on our PTR Feedback forum.


After players successfully acquire access to the PTR (click this link for instructions), all participants will receive 7 pre-made characters, 8 mule characters, and 5 free slots will remain empty if participants wish to make a fresh character. These pre-made characters will be Late Game focused (85), however, if you wish to simulate an experience of earlier levels of play, participants can choose to not spend all their skill points and attributes.

Pre-made classes will have basic items and class-specific gear, while the mules will have a plethora of Runes, Uniques, Sets, etc. This will enable participants to be amply equipped to experience the full breadth of content within the PTR. As you progress, your pre-made character will evolve with any persisting changes from gameplay. Simply, Save and Exit to retain your character’s progress and resume where you left off for your next playthrough.

PLEASE NOTE: Deleting a template character and re-launching the client will re-deploy the template to the user’s account, including a refilled personal stash and inventory. Items moved from the personal stash and inventory to the shared stash are unaffected by this.


Shown below is a list of in-game known issues we’re currently aware of being part of the updated PTR balance build.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a complete list of all currently tracked issues affecting this build of Diablo II: Resurrected, rather just a list of known issues with this release.


There are many eager to jump into the PTR and experience the new balance changes. At the launch of this new test build, we expect there will be login queues as a large number of testers surge into the PTR. We only expect this for the first few hours during the launch of PTR.

You may be asking, why are there queues? This is mainly due to the fact that each account logging in has to populate with pre-made characters that we have setup for PTR. This creates a bit of a strain on our database which isn’t fully scaled to the same state as of our retail servers. We do not expect this in retail launch as players already have characters populated on their own accounts.

We appreciate your patience through this time.


In-Game Issues

  • Arcanna’s Tricks set is not accurately totaling mana buff when full set is equipped
  • Civerb’s Vestments full set bonus is granting more defense than intended
  • The team is aware of some act bosses being more difficult than in the retail game. We are working on a fix for this and will update once more is known.


After 11 years, significant and exciting changes are coming to Diablo II: Resurrected! We want to thank YOU for participating in this test and sharing your insights from your experience on the PTR. We encourage you to leave your feedback in the PTR Feedback forum. And, if you discover any bugs, please report them in the PTR Bug Report forum. We’ll be actively monitoring these channels throughout the Patch 2.4 PTR test.


We are aware of some of the Act bosses being a bit more difficult to take down. We have a fix in the works that we are testing internally and will update once we have more information.


PTR Update 1.26

A new Diablo II: Resurrected PTR patch is now live. We addressed a few bug issues and have updated the Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.4 Balance PTR blog post.

Bug Fix Details

  • Fixed an issue where non-uber bosses were taking too little damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the Unbending Will Runeword was not correctly displaying some of its stats.
  • Fixed an issue where Civerb’s Vestments were granting more defense than intended.

PTR Update 2.3

A new Diablo II: Resurrected PTR patch is now live. For a look into the general balance changes, class-specific changes, and bug fixes click here.

Update Overview

  • Throwing Item(s) Updates
  • Barbarian, Druid, Paladin, and Sorcerress balance changes
  • Fixed an Issue where Cloak of Shadows defense calculation was incorrect.

A quick update on some of our PTR timings going forward.

We are expecting to take down PTR here in the next week or so after people get their hands on the existing changes. We do plan on putting PTR back up sometime afterwards as we do plan on doing some ladder testing and we encourage people to hop on to try it out as the team wants to ensure a smooth ladder launch after 2.4 launches.

We expect additional balance changes to occur during this ladder PTR update as well. This will most likely be our last PTR phase before launch, but as usual there will most likely be final balance changes that will hit with 2.4 when it goes live.

Thanks for all the feedback in the PTR process.


Hi all -

We plan on taking down the Diablo II: Resurrected PTR this coming Wednesday (2/9) at 10:30am PT.

This doesn’t mean PTR is over but we expect PTR to be offline for a week or so while we prep the next iteration and include ladder on the next launch of PTR for testing. Along with ladder we expect additional balance changes. Once we have the timing/date and details of those changes, we will be posting those and informing the community.

Thanks again!


PTR Update 2.9


PTR has officially ended. We’d like to give thanks for everyone playing, testing, and sharing feedback throughout this PTR. Stay tuned for updates on more testing regarding ladder in the coming weeks.



It has been a couple weeks and I know I’ve seen some conversation swirling about “What happened to PTR!?”

The next PTR update is on the horizon and this one as noted will be testing ladder. This is expected to launch next week. There are a few things we will be conducting in this PTR with ladder and one of those things will be season rolls and the carryover of items. We will have a few season rolls on expedited timeframes (few days) for PTR which we will be asking the community to test out. More details will be in the PTR update patch notes hitting next week.

On top of that, we are also bringing in the Uber Diablo changes and will be asking players to test that out as well on their end.

Lastly, the team has done some sifting through the feedback from the last couple PTR regarding some balance changes and adjustments. We have some fairly notable changes that will be present in this next PTR for the community so we are looking forward to the feedback.

As for timelines on PTR hitting live, we expect this to be the last PTR update before we finalize for launch. We will take a couple weeks after the PTR concludes to address any feedback and changes we need to apply. During this time we will also be submitting these updates for console certification across all three platforms (Xbox, PS, Switch).

As for ladder, we are anticipating launching that a week or two after 2.4 hits. Why a week or two? Because we want to ensure that we can address any issues that may arise with the launch of a large update like this to a much larger audience than PTR. Sometimes these come up and we want to ensure the integrity and competitive nature of ladder doesn’t run into any snags.

We will communicate the timing for the launch of ladder so players have ample notice on when things will kick off so people can plan ahead!

We will have more next week with the update on the 2.4 PTR! Looking forward to everyone jumping back in to the new changes and ladder testing.


PTR Notes are now live. PTR will go live on March 2nd.


Patch for PTR 2.4 Ladder is now live. Balance content is available and the Ladders will go live for testing soon. We’ve created a dedicated thread for PTR 2.4 Ladder build below:

Diablo II: Resurrected | PTR 2.4 Ladder Thread

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