Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!


Live News

Malaysia's Budget 2023 Has RM13 Million Reserved For Esports: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Players Can Now Link Their PSN & Steam Accounts In PlayStation PC Games: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Black Adam Gets New Merch & Products Across Asia: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

Blizzard Has Removed LAN Support From Diablo 2: Resurrected

This might be a dealbreaker to some, but it is worth mentioning. Just before Diablo 2: Resurrected starts this 13th August, Blizzard announces in an FAQ that it will be removing the old-fashioned way of playing the game.

Blizzard has removed TCP/IP support connections (local network) just ahead of the beta launch, despite previously announcing that the final game will support the feature. Here’s the portion of the FAQ:

Q: Will TCP/IP support be available in the Early Access to Open Beta tests?

A: TCP/IP support will not be available in the upcoming Beta or the final game. After careful deliberation, we will no longer be supporting this option as we identified potential security risks and are committed to safeguarding the player experience.

Why is this important? Because some players would like to play the game over LAN but also play online using a third-party tool like Hamachi or GameRanger, circumventing Battle.net. The downside to this is that you’re using local save files, meaning you will encounter hacks and cheaters if you’re playing with strangers.

TCP/IP multiplayer is also the only way to quickly reroll maps without external tools when speedrunning the game on normal difficulty. Popular mods such as Median XL, Path of Diablo and Project Diablo 2, have their own dedicated servers, meaning this change makes it impossible to play the less popular mods online with remastered graphics and features.

It does suck though, but for most of us who want to play the game as is, only the most hardcore of fans will miss this option. Many detractors will add this in the long line of Blizzard cockups; right now the company is currently under fire for its many, many workplace kerfuffles.

The Diablo 2: Resurrected beta will be out on 13 August for those who pre-ordered the game and 20th August for the rest. It’ll be out for Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC.


Related News

Win Exclusive Merch & A Years' Worth Of HBO GO In This Westworld Contest

In conjunction with the upcoming release of Westworld Season 3, HBO Asia has announced a contest for its viewers across Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singa...

PC Gamers, You're Getting No More Heroes Next Week

MOE~ Publisher XSeed Games and developer Grasshopper Manufacture will be releasing No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for PC (...

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Announced, Coming In Late 2022

During a Pokémon Presents live stream earlier today, the Pokémon Company has officially announced the ninth generation of the franchise. The new...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Follow us on Twitter

Featured Video