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Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Reset - Season 3 Start Date, Time

Find out when the next ladder season reset for Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R) is with the exact date and start time.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Reset - Season 3 Start Date, Time

Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R)'s second ladder season is now live with patch 2.5 and Terror Zones, but when does the next D2R ladder reset occur, and what are the exact start date and time?

This article explains everything competitive players need to know about the next Diablo 2 Resurrected ladder reset and the Season 3 release date and time so prospective Nelphalem can mark their calendars.

Update on 1 December 2022: We've checked for the latest information about D2R Season 3 and the ladder reset.

Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R) Next Ladder Reset

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Start a fresh character with nothing once a D2R Ladder Reset occurs. (Picture: Blizzard)

Diablo 2 Resurrected's Season 2 ladder reset came later than expected (6th October 2022) due to Blizzard attempting first to perfect the Terror Zones unleashed with the 2.5 update.

So when is the next Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Reset? At the time of writing, it is too early to tell the exact Ladder Reset date for D2R.

Let's look at the history of the Public Test Realm (PTR) schedule, patch dates, and subsequent Ladder Reset dates.

  • 2nd March 2022 - Patch 2.4 PTR Ladder testing starts.
  • 9th March 2022 - Patch 2.4 PTR Ladder testing ends.
  • 14th April 2022 - Patch 2.4 releases.
  • 28th April 2022 - D2R Ladder Season 1 released.
  • 25th August 2022 - Patch 2.5 PTR testing starts.
  • 19th September 2022 - Patch 2.5 PTR testing ends.
  • 22nd September 2022 - Patch 2.5 gets released.
  • 6th October 2022 - D2R's first ladder reset occurs, and season 2 starts.

The original Diablo 2 had six months between Ladder Resets. Diablo 2 Resurrected's first ladder reset occurred roughly five months and one week following the release of Season 1. 

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Diablo 2 Resurrected patch 2.5 introduced Terror Zones. (Picture: Blizzard)

However, it is essential to note at this point that Blizzard did delay the start of the new season due to more work being done on Terror Zones.

There is an aim of about four months between D2R Ladder Resets. This means we could look at the next reset in mid-January 2023. We know that there will first be a PTR to test out the patch 2.6 content for roughly two weeks, followed by the update's release, and then the ladder reset two weeks later.

What Are The D2R Ladder Types?

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Compete in one of four D2R Ladder types, all with dedicated leaderboards. (Picture: Blizzard)

For those new to a Ladder experience in Diablo titles, it is a competitive affair, where each season, players compete on the leaderboards, starting with fresh characters.

Following each D2R Ladder reset, players attempt to race to the top of a new Season's leaderboard, leveling up through Normal, Nightmare, Hell, and Terror Zones to see who can reach level 99 the fastest. They also get to experience ladder-exclusive features, which get added each new season.

There are four Ladder types in Diablo 2 Resurrected, each with its distinct leaderboards. 

  • D2R Classic Ladder: Start from level 1 and play through the original four Diablo 2 Acts.
  • D2R Hardcore Classic Ladder: The same as Classic, except if you die, your character will be gone, and you need to start all over again.
  • D2R Expansion Ladder: Start from level 1 and play through all five acts, including the Lord of Destruction expansion's Act V.
  • D2R Expansion Hardcore Ladder: The same as Expansion Ladder, except that if you die, your character is gone, and you need to create a new one to play again.

Sounds exciting, right? But when does the next Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season begin?

D2R Ladder Season 3 Start Date & Time

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We asked the Lord of Terror when D2R Ladder Season 3 will start. (Picture: Blizzard)

We expect Diablo 2 Resurrected's Ladder Season 3 to start around mid-January 2023, so there is no exact start date.

If Blizzard keeps the same release time, we have the exact D2R Ladder Season 3 start time to share for different regions.

  • Europe - 02:00 CEST
  • Asia - 09:00 KST
  • North America - 17:00 PDT

We will endeavor to update this article as more information about the Diablo 2 Resurrected Season 3 Ladder reset, start time, and date becomes available.


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