Diablo 2: resurrected the mods are here, but we couldn’t have predicted that they would appear so soon. Like for me? I couldn’t be happier.
Dozens of Diablo 2: Resurrected mods have already started appearing through NexusMods and ModDB. From difficulty modifiers to singular-use adjustments like hiding your helmet, there’s a little something for players of all skill levels, especially those who spent hours tinkering with the original Diablo 2.
Diablo 2: Resurrected came with a few tweaks when it debuted on September 20. It offered new 3D models for classic game sprites and other graphical improvements that players can turn on and off.
The remake supports 4K resolution and 7.1 Dolby surround sound. While there are gameplay and quality of life improvements, however, fans can always think of new ways to further increase what’s already there. I can actually think of a lot of things, and that’s why I’m so happy to see people putting their modding skills to use so early in the game’s lifecycle.
As a longtime Diablo 2 player, I’ve spent countless hours in the game with friends, replaying the same acts over and over again, trying new character builds, and laughing across town. It seems surreal to have played the original years before and to see it come full circle once again. It could have gotten stale a long time ago, but mods have always kept it fresh and exciting. And a lot less frustrating than it could have been otherwise too. Seeing the cycle start over is appealing in a number of ways, especially since it’s an adventure I’m going to want to have with friends now that I’m older, and I have so many newbies to help brave the dangers of life. ‘hell as well.
Diablo 2’s New Crop: Resurrected Mods didn’t quite reach the scope of the original, given that enthusiasts had two decades to create for it. But the pool grows and expands slowly, with a few standing out from the rest of the pack. Instead of the mods we’re used to seeing from day one, such as hilarious cartoon characters added to the game, these mods are more focused on improving the experience as a sign of enthusiastic love but very serious that fans have for this game.
One mod in particular, Best SP, is packed with changes that include faster walk and run, higher stack limits for arrows, keys, tomes and other items, and higher mana regeneration. A series of changes have also been made to the classic cow level, in case you missed it.
Not interested in a complete overhaul and want to apply a few smaller, more granular changes? You can also choose from a variety of other mods, like Enemy multiplier, intended to increase the difficulty of the game by increasing the number of enemies available to slice. The Guaranteed fall mod Where D2R Drop Mod, which increases the likelihood that you will pick up good loot from enemies. There’s even a Hide Helmet mod if you’re more concerned with aesthetic options.
Now, if we could just have some more character customization options, I might finally be happy. Sorry to say, but the Amazon’s high ponytail has never appealed to me. And since I love using the bow and arrow to kill my demons, I wish I could make mine stand out more in the crowd. I would have preferred that to the changes to the Amazon, but alas, the custom characters probably never made it into the maps.
As the days go by, we’ll likely see the number of mods on both sites double and triple (or more). It will obviously take some time to reach Diablo 2 levels, but it’s definitely something to watch out for if you’re looking for more ways to enjoy this classic dungeon mech. I know I’m already in line to download a few now.