When compared to other versions of Diablo 2 Diablo 2: Resurrect

  • It has been clarified by Blizzard that the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo 2: Resurrected does have one significant restriction that pertains to the game's multiplayer functionality.

    It's less than a week until Diablo 2: Resurrected is released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S for the first time in the United States. Vicarious Visions, an Activision Blizzard team, has put forth tremendous effort to ensure that Diablo 2: Resurrected's authenticity is preserved on all platforms, including mobile devices. The PC-centric game, on the other hand, was always going to have its limitations. It's unfortunate that the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo 2: Resurrection will have the greatest number of limitations.

    It was discovered in a blog post published recently and confirmed by Blizzard on social media on Wednesday that the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo 2 Resurrected Items For Sale has a significant limitation. On PC and non-Switch platforms, Diablo 2: Resurrected multiplayer will support up to eight players in a single lobby at the same time. Blizzard has been forced to reduce that total to half on the Nintendo Switch platform. On the Nintendo Switch, a single lobby can accommodate a maximum of four players.

    The reason for this restriction is presumed to be technical in nature, but Blizzard does not provide any further information. As an alternative, Blizzard claims that four players provide the best experience for Diablo 2: Resurrection on the Nintendo Switch, especially when playing in portable mode. It's easy to imagine a Switch user on the go becoming overwhelmed by seven additional gamers all rushing onto the smaller screen at the same time. Even with that in mind, seven characters with on-screen skill effects is likely too much for the Switch's lower-end processing power.

    A significant restriction, halving the number of players allowed in a given match, should be more than sufficient for Diablo 2: Resurrection players to have a good time with. Still, that's three potential quest companions or three potential PvP opponents on the horizon. It's possible that eight players is a bit excessive, but that's one of the reasons Diablo 2 multiplayer has remained so popular over the years.

    Everything else about Diablo 2: Resurrection's Nintendo Switch edition has already been stated, including all of the game's previously stated main features. Nintendo Switch gamers will be able to play 4-player co-op on their commute and then jump into 8-player mayhem on their PCs when they arrive at the end of the day. A new Party-Finder feature will also be available to console players, which will serve as a matchmaking system for in-game objectives such as monsters and zones.

    There is no doubt that playing Diablo 2: Resurrection on a console, whether it be the PS5 or the Switch, will necessitate some adaptation. As a PC-only game, Diablo 2 was originally released, and Diablo 2: Resurrected faithfully recreates the original experience. In order to make Diablo 2: Resurrected run as smoothly as possible on console, Vicarious Visions has gone to great lengths, but some tweaking may be necessary.