Last month, Blizzard revealed they are working on Diablo II: Resurrected, a remaster of the original Diablo II from 2000 and its expansion Lord of Destruction from 2001.
But they left out the best part: if you still have any of your old save files from 20 years ago, you can actually use them for the new game. However, this feature was added to the game almost by accident.
Speaking to IGN Middle East, producer Matthew Cederquist confirmed how things went down. “Back when we were working on [the remaster], we wondered if the old save files would work and we kind of shoved it in and it worked! And we were like, ‘Okay, that’s the best feature ever,’” he said.
Old-school players looking to dive back into the game are likely to agree with his assessment.
Whether or not you’ve held onto save files for decades or are new to the franchise, you’ll be able to play Diablo II: Resurrected later this year on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.