Diablo 2: Resurrected launched yesterday, and while many long time fans have been excited to jump in, it hasn't been without a few day one issues. Users have reported not being able to log in, connectivity problems and even losing their save data entirely.
The issues seem to stem from Diablo 2: Resurrected's online connectivity. While it is possible to play the game offline, this is only after logging in via Battle.net, from our own experience. It seems some players have been reporting issues getting past this screen since launch and others have been plagued by other roadblocks. Even some Pure Xbox users have commented across the site to share their issues.
According to the game's FAQ page on Blizzard's site: "Single Player mode may be played offline, but a connection to the internet will be required on occasion for periodic updates and authentication checks". It seems the first check is upon initial launch, which has become something of a problem.
Blizzard has been updating users on social media on the issues, including problems surrounding players losing character progression, but Reddit and Twitter users still appear to be running into problems at the time of writing.
It's puzzling that a game that has a fully-fledged single-player campaign requires any sort of internet connection at all. This isn't the first instance of Blizzard titles running into day one problems such as this, with Diablo 3 hitting similar problems on its launch (thanks, PC Gamer).
Of course, these will be fixed in due course, but it still begs the question as to why these avoidable issues are in the game thanks to its mandatory online connection. Let's hope these are sorted sooner rather than later.
Have you run into any Diablo 2: Resurrected issues since launch? Drop us a comment and let us know.