It’s been six months since the last one so Diablo 2 players will be just about ready for another reset. That is scheduled to happen on 27th May.
It’s that time again! On the morning of May 27, we’ll be conducting maintenance in order to reset the Diablo II ladder. We anticipate the realms could be down for up to six hours, and during that time all existing ladder characters will be converted to non-ladder. All characters and items being converted to non-ladder will remain intact, but once converted these characters will no longer have access to ladder content such as ladder-only rune words. This ladder reset, like all those before it, creates a clean slate where all ladder characters begin at level 1 with no previous items to help them. To participate, simply wait until the Diablo II realms return to service on May 27, log in to Battle.net, and select the “Ladder Character” checkbox when creating a new character. You can track ladder character leveling progress by clicking on the Ladder button from the main Diablo II in-game Battle.net interface.
If you’ve never taken part in the Diablo 2 ladders and wonder what they are then you can read all about them in the article on Diablo Wiki. It’s good preparation for the Diablo 3 ladders which will operate in a similar fashion.
There’s always been a healthy following of the Diablo 2 ladders on the forums and plans in the community have already begun so hop in if it takes your fancy.