Project Diablo 2 is a fan-led try to deliver the traditional ARPG into the trendy day like Blizzard by no means moved on from it. After being reverse-engineered so the crew might pack it with quality-of-life updates, the enterprising followers have saved it going with common seasons of content material, very similar to what Grinding Gear Games does with Path of Exile. Now, although, the crew is placing collectively a limited-time battle royale mode.

The method it really works is fairly simple. You’ll enter a new map the place the monsters have been changed with “super chests”. You then get 5 uninterrupted minutes to dart round within the nude whereas making an attempt to loot chests for gear. Once you’re trying extra modest, you’ll duke it out till you’re the final one standing, plundering these you bop for higher tools and nicer garments.

There are loads of guidelines to maintain issues attention-grabbing, although. You’ll get entry to a bare degree 30 class, although you received’t have the ability to play the identical one for 2 rounds straight, so decide correctly. You additionally received’t have the ability to use mobility abilities for 2 minutes throughout the looting section, so don’t get any concepts.

Oh, and also you finest not annoy the referee. If you get caught doing massive quantities of “ring around the rosy-style turtling”, you’ll get disqualified.

The crew can be curating a checklist of banned abilities. The checklist might change earlier than the occasion, however right here’s what they’re on the time of writing:

  • Lightning Traps (Shockweb is allowed)
  • Fire Traps (Fireblast is allowed)
  • Hydra and Lesser Hydra
  • Mind Blast
  • Psychic Hammer
  • Any poison abilities (poison injury from objects are allowed)
  • Druid summon abilities are banned
  • Clay golem is banned
  • Ravens
  • Holy Bolt
  • Fist of Heavens
  • Bone Wall
  • Bone Prison
  • Prayer

The crew is testing the earliest iteration of Project Diablo 2’s battle royale mode in the present day (April 23). If you’d like to affix in, you’ll find particulars on how to take action here. If you fancy studying extra about Project Diablo 2, you’ll find our interview with its head honcho, Senpai Something, proper right here.