Diablo II Resurrected is something hardcore fans of the legendary RPG have waited for, for years. The game brings all the incredible feelings of fighting Baal, Diablo and their minions back to life in a whole new way. But what about those that enjoyed the original game for decades? Some of these fans have save files they’ve held onto for 20 years. What are they supposed to do? It turns out that Blizzard has a plan. Diablo II Resurrected cross-save functionality will be a thing it turns out.
Diablo II Resurrected cross-save functionality was teased as part of a recent interview with game producer Matthew Cederquist. He spoke to IGN Middle East to talk about the game and what’s changing in the remaster. It turns out that there’s much more than just a fresh coat of graphical paint on the way.
It turns out that the team wants to make it very easy to pick up where you left off. Since they learned their lesson from Warcraft 3 Reforged, they won’t force players to play the new version. They’re also letting you keep the older saves by porting them over. “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,” Cederquist stated. “And we were like, ‘okay, that’s the best feature ever.’”
We’re lacking in some key details about how the system will work right now. But we can expect the base remaster to have some kind of save import tool built-in. Right now, the game is due to come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. And of course, it will also come to PC. There’s no way that the cross-save will be brought over to the newer consoles, as those never had a port of D2 to begin with. For now, we expect that the save import will be a part of the PC release only. If that changes we will let you know.
There is some bad news though, as cross-play won’t be a thing. So there’s no playing together with your console-owning pals if you’re on PC.