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Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Support Original Save Files (to a Degree)

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Some big news on the D2 remake today, as Blizzard have shared that your old saves will be transferrable to the new version. Initially reported in an IGN interview, it sounded like all saves would be supported, but we later got clarification that this will only be the case for offline mode of the new game. The saves will not be compatible with multiplayer and online play. Community manager PezRadar explained in more detail on the Diablo reddit:

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Just to clarify. Players are able to load their local offline single player saves by copying the save files from the original D2 to D2R. The underlying game engine is the same, so those local saves will work but they will need to be copied over manually. I should note that this will only work with local save files and will not for online or multiplayer characters.

This is due to the fact that modern Battle.net is far different than what we launched with the original Diablo II years ago and because there are other factors such as cross progression with consoles.

And a point worth mentioning again, the original D2 client will remain completely intact and untouched following the release so you can of course still continue to play your older saves on that.

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12 hours ago, GBeast said:

I'm not entirely opposed to this... mainly due to all the duped and illegal items in the original

it's only single player. you wont even see them

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15 hours ago, GBeast said:

I'm not entirely opposed to this... mainly due to all the duped and illegal items in the original

No way they would allow it in multiplayer. New multi will be different and separate from the old one.

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5 hours ago, bambina said:

it's only single player. you wont even see them

I mean yeah that's why I said what I said lol, I did read the article

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