Within the month of September, Blizzard launched Diablo II: Resurrected – a remaster of its basic ARPG hack-and-slash, initially launched on computer systems 20 years in the past.
Whereas this remaster encountered some teething points at launch, gamers had been (principally) nonetheless capable of entry the web mode, grind ranges and entry their character saves. In some way although, over the previous week, it is all fallen aside on Blizzard’s finish and quite a lot of gamers (throughout all platforms) are struggling to simply log into the sport. Some have even misplaced characters alongside the way in which, due to the continued server outages.
Though patches and fixes have been issued in an try and rectify the state of affairs, it appears many gamers are nonetheless encountering the identical issues. It is now obtained to the purpose on social media, the place the hashtag #RefundD2R is starting to achieve traction – some have already refunded their very own digital copies of the sport on consoles, however this isn’t potential for anybody who bought the sport straight from Blizzard.
Our colleagues over at Pure Xbox have additionally famous how they’ve had points logging into the sport on a number of events – with it typically taking upwards of seven or eight makes an attempt simply to entry their saves.
Blizzard has additionally issued a prolonged replace on its web site, here is the abstract:
“Our server outages haven’t been brought on by a singular problem; we’re fixing every downside as they come up, with each mitigating solves and longer-term architectural adjustments. A small variety of gamers have skilled character development loss–transferring ahead, any loss resulting from a server crash ought to be restricted to a number of minutes. This isn’t an entire remedy to us, and we’re persevering with to work on this problem. Our staff, with the assistance of others at Blizzard, are working to deliver the sport expertise to a spot that feels good for everybody.
“We’re going to get a bit of bit into the weeds right here with some engineering specifics, however we hope that general this helps you perceive why these outages have been occurring and what we’ve been doing to deal with every occasion, in addition to how we’re investigating the general root trigger. Let’s begin at the start.”
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