As you might expect, “Diablo 2: Resurrection” is pretty good-after all, it is a remake of one of the greatest action RPG games of all time. But its release was not entirely smooth, because players have been struggling with disappearing characters, being locked out of the game, or refusing to start the game at all.
Blizzard last week launched its expected permanent fix for the disappeared character issue, while the support team is working hard to unlock the trapped character. This process seems to be better than “a couple of hours“Initial expectations. Based on the reduction in complaints, the problem now seems to be basically resolved This thread, Blizzard confirmed in a statement to PC Gamer that it has been repaired.
“We determined the root cause and launched a fix for the character lock issue on Monday,” a representative said. “We will continue to monitor and resolve edge situations that arise.”
However, a separate AVX issue was also reported last week and it will take longer to fix. AVX-Advanced Vector Extensions, for their friends-is an extension of the x86 instruction set architecture, which debuted on Intel’s Sandy Bridge chip in early 2011 and later that same year on AMD’s bulldozer. Wikipedia If you are interested, you can provide an explanation of the crash course. Even though it is technical, the relevant point is that AVX has been around for a long time and is not particularly complicated or exotic. This obviously also caused some confusion about which hardware can and cannot run Diablo 2: Resurrection.
The lowest supported CPU in “Diablo 2: Resurrection” is listed as Intel Core i3-3250 or AMD FX-4350, both of which support the AVX instruction set. Naturally, some low-end hardware players decided to try it anyway. Considering that the re-made game uses the same “low-level game engine” as 20 years ago, this is really not unreasonable. It worked-for a while.
“Although there is no AVX CPU that is below our minimum specifications, we want to make sure that as many people as possible can play it,” community manager PezRadar explain“No AVX settings work in the Beta version. When optimizing the game, we inadvertently included the release requirements for AVX. QA will spend a few more days to test all these scenarios and settings to ensure that we will not affect Existing players.”
The good news is that the development team thinks it might solve this problem, but it “exceeds AVX in particular,” PezRadar says, which means it will take a while to make sure it doesn’t make things worse in the end: “This fix may It will affect all users, even those who do not have AVX support, so we want to ensure proper testing.”
The test is expected to take a few days-Blizzard will update the thread when more information is available. For players who do not want to wait for a fix that cannot be guaranteed to be helpful to them, PezRadar recommends applying for a refund and then retrying after the update.