Saturday, April 20, 2024

Queues in Diablo 2 Resurrected and the virtual impossibility of playing on consoles

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Following the various waves of technical problems that Diablo 2 Resurrected has suffered since its launch, the developers have taken the time to honestly explain the situation and the steps they will take to try to improve it. But it seems that for some players the cure turns out to be worse than the ailment. The latest update added a queue to be able to play multiplayer, almost a month after launch, as well as a 30-second mini-queue after a failed attempt to join or create a game on PC. All you have to do is press esc to play offline, or try to play during a non-peak hour, it almost feels like the New World, when the number of players is not comparable.

Some players report much longer lines, over 30 minutes.

But it seems that this update was not applied, or that it was not applied correctly on consoles. Many console gamers simply encounter a message telling them that the connection is simply not possible., without offering them the queue, the servers are not available.

An even more troublesome element is that Blizzard’s authentication also appears to suffer from server issues. Players who have just purchased the game on console cannot always go through the authentication stage to Blizzard’s servers to link their account or start the game, even alone. Add that to private player complaints about lobbies and valuable multiplayer features on consoles, as well as recurring character removal issues (even solo again), the situation takes a pretty negative turn within the community. and on social media. Increasingly frequent comparisons are being made to the catastrophic release of Warcraft 3 Reforged and Blizzard’s chaotic journey, to say the least, in recent years. Players report making refund requests to Sony, among others, citing inability to play, as had been the case with Cyberpunk 2077.

As we mentioned in our review, from Diablo 2 Resurrected, it is becoming increasingly clear that the game was released unready, and that’s a shame for a 21-year-old game.

Ebenezer Robbins
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