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16 years later, Diablo 2 gets a patch, still no cow level.

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

No you did not die. You read that correctly. 16-year-old Diablo 2 is being patched by its developer Blizzard. 5 years after its last patch, and over 3 years after its sequel, Diablo 2 is set to get a new patch 1.14.  Old games sometimes get patches from their developers, but like the recent Nethack update, this one is quite a surprise.

Straight from Blizzard “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.” additionally the post mentions cheating “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” as for why they are patching “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 making Diablo II run on modern platforms, but it does not end there.”



So your getting OS bug patches, an update for the MAC launcher and maybe some anti-cheat stuff later on. Thats pretty awesome for a 16 year old game. The game must have a much more vibrant community than I realized, which is pretty awesome! Good job blizzard. I guess there is a cow level after all.

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