With the release of Diablo 2 Resurrected comes a new form competitive ladder. As the Ladder resets, everyone is going to grind for that 99 levels. Here in this guide, I will explain what Ladder is and how you can climb it quickly in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
When is the Start Date for Ladder in Diablo 2 Resurrected?
Blizzard did not release Ladder with the launch of Diablo 2 Resurrected. This was to mitigate any server impact and to preserve server stability. In such a case, we will have to wait when Blizzard releases Ladder. Fortunately, that time isn’t too far away as it is estimated that the start date will be somewhere in October. Due to this Delay, Blizzard has allowed Ladder exclusive Items into non-Ladder as well as Singleplayer for the first time. Rewards like Rune Words, Horadric Cube Recipes, and other such Unique Items will be obtainable outside of Ladder. The specific start date hasn’t been specified so wait back and relax, till then you can check out climbing Ladder in Diablo 2 Resurrected which is written below.
How to climb Ladder in Diablo 2 Resurrected
The Ladder is a competitive ranked scoreboard where the players’ race to reach level 99 in the game. Ladder is different from non-Ladder as you cannot mix the characters. You will obtain rare Items that are only available here. Each Ladder is for 6 months and on the reset, your Ladder character becomes a non-Ladder character.
After a Ladder reset, start up a multiplayer game and head towards Tristram, and do a couple of runs there. Doing Runs means defeating the Mobs and Bosses in the area over and over again to level up. I recommend doing this till you reach level 14 at the minimum. Getting a higher level than 14 won’t be bad. Once you have reached level 14, You will have to leave Tristram and go to Act 2. Here you will have to grind through Tal Rasha’s Tomb multiple times until you reach level 20 or more. I advise getting more than level 20 is better but you can stop at level 20. The Mobs in Tal Rasha’s Tomb will provide a lot of EXP.
Once you reached level 20, complete Act 2 and proceed to the next Acts. You will have to glide through Acts 3 and 4 before reaching the next EXP farm location. Once you reach Act 5, You will have to defeat the Ancients in Normal difficulty. Before you go to defeating them, make sure you have reached level 24 by completing the Quests from prior Acts. From your Ancients Quest, you will gain a level that will make level 25. If done correctly, you will be able to do the runs over here with no problems. Now that you are level 25, this next run is going to be easier. Your next run will be beating Baal. You will have to beat Baal multiple times till you get to level 40.
This is where things get interesting, you will have to play the game in Nightmare difficulty and get back to Ancients like before. You can get enough Levels here so that Nightmare Baal won’t be as difficult. As you guessed it Nightmare Baal is the next EXP location. Do a couple of runs with Nightmare Baal till you reach level 60. Now at this point, you may or may not have decent gear, so farming certain Nightmare Bosses like Mephisto can help to get you those good gear.
This is the final stretch of your Ladder climbing journey, you need to play this stretch in Hell difficulty. Like what we did in the prior steps, you will have to repeat them till you reach Hell Chaos Sanctuary and Hell Baal. These two are going to be your main sources of EXP grind. Run through these two till you reach level 99.
What are the things to Keep in Mind?
Playing with an 8 player party in Diablo 2 Resurrected will help boost your EXP gain tremendously so make sure you get into a party. Also, the devs put a penalty where you can gain EXP if you are a lower level in Nightmare difficulty. This is to prevent players to skip the basics and rushing through the game. Don’t worry, you will be able to get EXP once you reach level 40. If you don’t have good gear for a certain area or your level is too low then I suggest backtracking and grinding the prior steps.
This was all about Ladder in Diablo 2 Resurrected. Hopefully, this guide was helpful in your quest to obtain the Elite level 99. you can also check out our guides on Gambling and Amazon Build in Diablo 2 Resurrected.