Blizzard deploys a Diablo II patch after more than four years

    
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There is not a typo in that title. Blizzard Entertainment has released an unexpected patch for Diablo II. Yes, the second game in the series, not Diablo III, the one that was released shortly before the extinction of the dinosaurs. It’s the first patch the game has received in four years, and not one that most of the community had probably expected to ever have released.

Before you get too excited, it’s important to note that the patch’s primary purpose is to make the game compatible with modern operating systems rather than adding extensive new content. Still, it’s an altogether unexpected patch, and that alone merits a mention. Now, a new expansion, that’d be really unexpected.

Source: Patch announcement via VG24/7; thanks to Pepperzine for the tip!
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Wandris
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Wandris

What D2 could use is persistence instead of char deletion after 3 months of inactivity or whatever it is.

dawnbringer
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dawnbringer

Estranged I don’t think WoW patches are handled by the “Classic Games” team just yet ;-)

mourasaint
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mourasaint

I think developers underestimate the demand there is for these classic games. Or maybe—hopefully—they’re starting not to anymore, based on this news.

MadMadChuck
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MadMadChuck

MetaDune Dystopiq Especially since Vivendi have nothing to do with either now.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

PawnInTheGame Tongle There’s no expansion coming. they hired someone about a year ago to make sure all their old games still work on the newer OS. That’s all this patch was, or means.

Scarecrowe
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Scarecrowe

PawnInTheGame Tongle
I haven’t been happy with Blizzard since… well, trying to remember when I was happy with them. WC3 maybe? I preferred 2 though.

Estranged
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Estranged

D2 received a patch before WoW. LOL

zeozaft
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zeozaft

Tongle  last stand is a goodtime

PawnInTheGame
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PawnInTheGame

Tongle PawnInTheGame Now that my hype meter has cooled down a bit I have to say that, given how many times I’ve been disappointed by Blizzard recently, I’ll wait and see how it turns out before buying any possible expansion.

Tongle
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Tongle

Warhammer 40k Retribution also released a new hero for last stand (Free). That was unexpected too.