Blizzard releases a new patch for Diablo 2


With all the excitement being focused on the shiny, newer Diablo 3, it’s easy to forget that there is still a large fanbase for the 2000 released Diablo 2. Luckily, Blizzard has not forgotten about the game and has released the game’s first update in 5 years.

The update, titled the 1.14a patch, delivers some updates that allow the game to run better on newer operating systems. Blizzard stated in a post on the company’s official forum:

This update focuses on system glitches introduced by modern operating systems. In related news, you can finally retire those old Mac PowerPCs. Included with the update is a shiny new installer for OSX.

We’ve also begun working to improve our cheat-detection and hack-prevention capabilities. There’s still work to be done, but we’re making improvements every day.

There is still a large Diablo II community around the world, and we thank you for continuing to play and slay with us. This journey starts by makingDiablo II run on modern platforms, but it does not end there. See you in Sanctuary, adventurers.