Diablo II is one of the most beloved games, now regarded as a classic in its genre. That is why when its developer Blizzard announced a faithful remake named Diablo II Resurrected, it received massive attention immediately. Furthermore, the launch of Diablo II Resurrected appears to have gone far better than the issues the company experienced with the remake of their RTS game Warcraft III. Still, some users have encountered issues, such as crashing when starting Diablo II Resurrected. To attempt and fix the problems, try the solutions outlined below.
Repair the Game Files
Missing or corrupted files during the download process can cause the entire game to become unstable or unable to start. As such, the first step should be to run the repair tool built-in into the Battle.net launcher.
- Open Battle.net and then go to Diablo.
- Click on the cogwheel button that should be right next to the Play button.
- From the available options select 'Scan and Repair.'
- Click on 'Begin Scan' and wait for the process to finish.
- Try to launch Diablo once more.
Check the Anti-Virus Settings
Sometimes anti-malware solutions can flag legitimate processes and applications incorrectly, as their behavior might resemble that of a malware threat. This could prevent the application or game in question from connecting to its servers or even starting. To check if this is the case, disable your security solution temporarily and see if Diablo will run successfully. If it does, then simply whitelist the Battle.net launcher and Diablo II: Resurrected.
Update the Graphics Driver
A common problem affecting game performance is using outdated or corrupted graphics drivers. If you are having troubles running Diablo II: Resurrected, it might be worth it to check if a new driver update has been released for your GPU. You can visit the official sites or use the applicable software tool if you have it installed. If a new driver version is available, install it and try to start the game once more.
Check the System Requirements
Every game has a set of minimum system requirements to run without issues. The ones for Diablo II: Resurrected are considered low for the currently available hardware but you should still make sure that your system meets them:
Operating System: Windows 10/11 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
Storage: 30 GB