Many players are trying to use Mods in Diablo 2 Resurrected and wondering if the D2R supports it. So before breaking the news to you you need to about TCP/IP support in D2R. For all the fans of Diablo 2 mods, let’s see if the new game will support them this time and if so then how to download & install diablo 2 mods.
Will Diablo 2 Resurrected Have TCP/IP Support?
According to a FAQ with the devs, online TCP/IP support will not be available in Diablo 2 Resurrected, due to potential security risks and other problems the player experience. But you can still connect locally through TCP/IP just as it was available in the original Diablo 2. But the main negative due to the removal of this mode is that if the Battlenet servers are down, you have no choice but wait for them to be active to play Diablo 2 Resurrected in multiplayer. So no more off-server hosting and playing games anymore.
Back in the days (till now) to play multiplayer in Diablo 2 you can either connect to closed Battlenet which was playing on blizzard servers with characters that only existed on blizzard servers. This was the most secure way to play. You could also compete on the open Battlenet, which was still using blizzard servers, but you could use your offline characters that were stored locally on your computer. So in open Battlenet, you see hacked characters, high-level gear, and weapons because the files exist on your computer you can easily use mods on them.
The third way to play is by using TCP/IP. Now one person hosts the game locally and others could connect to him directly, bypassing blizzard servers entirely. In this mode again you’d be playing with your offline characters and you can host the game on a LAN network without the need for any active internet connection. No more TCP/IP support is a great bummer for many players trying to use D2R mods. As playing online with a D2R modded account on Blizzard servers is illegal and violates their TNC (terms and conditions), we come to our next big question.
Will Diablo 2 Resurrected Support Mods?
Taking into consideration what we know about TCP/IP support Diablo 2 Resurrected, the answer is both “Yes and No”. I will give a list of the supported mods. Additionally, I will also mention the unsupported mods.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Supported Mods 2021
These are the currently supported Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R) mods for infinite drops, skills, and more:
- Better SP: This is just a massive buff to your character and all the good things that can happen to you. It increases stash size, and inventory, walking, and running speed, and much more. This is one mod you should definitely give a try.
- Expand Storage and Merc Equip: This mod adds more merc equipment slots. Additionally, it also expands all storage locations.
- Lower Resist: You can turn the immunities of enemies to resistances to ease up your game in Nightmare and Hell difficulty modes.
- Enemy Multiplier: Lets you fiddle with the number of monsters that spawn. You can modify it to be 2 times the monsters or if you feel like having a challenge then make it 10.
- Guaranteed Drop Mod: This mod makes the enemy sure to drop some item when defeated.
- D2R Drop Mod: This mod lets you play around with the drop rate of enemies. Letting you modify it in such a way that you change the chances of you getting good loot or nothing from your foes.
- Hide Helmet: As the name says the mod will hide your currently equipped Helmet.
- Splash Damage to Melee: If you are getting attacked by a mob of foes then the melee attack you deal with one enemy will also deal half damage to the rest of the mob.
Since the original Diablo 2 came out on June 29, 2000, and is a 20-year-old game. It is sure to have a ton of mods made for it over the years. So a lot of these mods have been modified to work for Diablo II Resurrected. You can access and download all of these mods easily from a quick google search with the names we provided. Remember that almost all of these mods are intended to be used in Offline single-player mode. If you are downloading from Nexus Mods, there are detailed guides on how to install them on your PC. When installing the mods check the exact instructions on how they are intended to use. Else you have a high chance of getting banned.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Unsupported Mods
Diablo 2 Resurrected will not support any of the currently active big Mods like:
- Median XL
- Eastern Sun
Okay now with that out of the way, let us look into why, from the word of u/BrotherLaz, the creator of Median XL himself. This is what he said in a Reddit post regarding TCP/IP and mods in Diablo 2 Resurrected, “They are not ‘unaffected’. The player base of those mods takes their private servers for granted, but server emulation is against the ToS and technically illegal, which is why the main D2 modding site bans discussion of them.
The original D2 is a 20-year-old game and Blizzard never cared that much about a handful of people on private servers. This may change with D2R, given that private servers can be used to play pirated copies of the game online and Blizzard already served to cease and desist letters to the people who cracked the D2R alpha.
Not only does the private server software need to be rewritten from scratch to support D2R, but there could be serious legal consequences for doing so.”
Now using private servers for Diablo 2 Resurrected is banned by Blizzard, there will no more legal way to mod the game. u/BrotherLaz was ready to build Median XL for D2R but he scrapped the idea because players won’t able to play multiplayer with the new mod in D2R. But do not get disheartened by this. Cause the original Diablo 2 modding community is still thriving till today. And best of all Median XL 2 is available now. This includes a plethora of new features like advanced crafting, a new interface, and much more. If you love the game so much, you can turn to them to enjoy the game at unexpected levels. And if you are new to the Diablo 2 mods then here are the best mods to try right now.
Best Diablo 2 Mods October 2021
Here are the best mods for Diablo 2, you need to check out:
- Median XL
- Eastern Sun
Diablo 2 PlugY
PlugY is a Diablo 2 mod whose primary purpose is to get unlimited stash size. This stash will be sharable among all characters on your computer. This mod will also allow you to kill Chaos Tristram and Diablo Clone without an online connection. Apart from this, there are lots of additions and tweaks you get in this mod. But the main highlight is that this mod will not alter the main gameplay. The mod keeps the original game code for, skills, stats, items, enemies, etc. Hence, you get the vanilla experience of the game, with all the features you wished Blizzard gave us from the beginning.
Diablo 2 Median XL
The Median XL mod for Diablo 2 makes a number of significant modifications to the base game. All of the characters’ abilities are replaced by better versions. And their class-specific roles have been rearranged. Enemies have been redesigned, as have the fighting speed and tactical requirements of players. Even for seasoned Diablo gamers, Median XL is likely to be more difficult to comprehend at first. Check out the latest trailer for Median XL Engine 2.0 from u/BrotherLaz:
Eastern Sun Mod
This mod features simple concepts and mechanics. Players familiar with the original Diablo will generally have little trouble navigating this version. The Eastern Sun mod adds new abilities, increased emphasis on crafting. You also get new equipment, enemies, runewords, runes, cube recipes, and regions in the game. The changes to Horadric Cube may seem more difficult to comprehend but it is extremely rewarding. Eastern Sun also has more complex elements for those that want to further develop their heroes and skills.
That’s everything to know about mods in Diablo 2 Resurrected. While you are here, make sure to check out more of our Diablo 2 Resurrected Guides like, how to transfer & import characters, how to fix chat not working issues, and a control guide for PC & all consoles.