Diablo 2 Resurrected brings a new, fresh take on a classic game, where you face the demonic hordes from hell once again, in a crusade to defeat Diablo and save humanity. With so many enemies, quests, and challenges to take, players are looking forward to the upcoming Ladder Season 1.
What is the Diablo 2 Remastered Ladder?
The Ladder is a competitive closed realm Multiplayer mode in Diablo II. To play and get your name to rank up on the Ladder, you need to create a new character for that specific purpose, unable to receive help or otherwise interact in any way with non-Ladder characters, and vice-versa.
The Ladder added different content that couldn't be accessed otherwise, like the Pandemonium Event, where players could obtain the Hellfire Torch and fight Uber versions of old foes, which encouraged players to immerse themselves into playing Ladder-specific characters. With Diablo 2 Remastered, the remaining question is whether or not the Ladder could make a comeback.
2 December 2021 -
Update 2.3 for Diablo 2 Resurrected has now officially rolled out and we're sorry to say there's still no word on the state of Ladder rank play for the game. We wouldn't hold our breath for any news until after the new year. But of course, we'll keep this updated should we hear anything before the end of 2021.
19 November 2021 -
Blizzard just gave Diablo 2 Resurrected fans some big news about an upcoming update coming in early December when Patch 2.3 goes live. Whilst the update won't introduce the Ladder rank play, the devs did touch on rank play briefly towards the end of their blog post whilst discussing the games new PTR which is set to arrive in the coming weeks. Here's what they said:
The primary focus of that PTR will be revolved around fixing database issues and stabilizing our online environment. Once we are confident these fixes are in a good place, we’ll share more details on Ladder rank play and even more new changes coming to Diablo II: Resurrected.
Diablo 2 Remastered Ladder - Season 1 Release Date
At the time of writing, there's no news about a Season 1 for the Ladder. In an official statement made in the Blizzard forums, there were some clarifications regarding the content formerly locked behind the Ladder content.
"We wanted to take this opportunity to share that Ladder Only Rune Words, Unique Items, and Horadric Cube Recipes that were once restricted to Ladder rank play will now for the first time be included in non-ladder multiplayer and single-player play."
"Furthermore, single-player will now also include access to the Pandemonium Event and Uber Diablo content."
When will Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season 1 Start?
As mentioned there's no confirmed release date for the game's ladder, but we're fast approaching two months since the game launched (Blizzard released Diablo 2 Resurrected on 23 September 2021). We'd like to think the ladder will arrive before the end of the year, but with any luck we'll at least get some news from the dev team before the end of November if only to give fans some idea of what the team at Blizzard are working on.