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D2R Patch 2.7 Season 4 Update: Feature Changes, Bug Fixes & More

Learn about all the Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R) Ladder Season 4 update (patch 2.7) changes, including bug fixes, feature adjustments, and more.
D2R Patch 2.7 Season 4 Update: Feature Changes, Bug Fixes & More

With the surprisingly early release of Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R) Ladder Season 4, Blizzard did not add any new content. Instead, Nephalem have been treated to a plethora of bug fixes, some feature updates, and interesting changes.

This article outlines all the changes, adjustments, updates, and more in D2R Ladder Season 4, aka Patch 2.7, for PC and consoles, so you have all the information available with the race to level 99 starting anew.

Diablo 2 Ladder Season 4 Feature Adjustments

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Blizzard has added four more character slots for all Online Modes in Diablo 2 Resurrected. (Picture: Blizzard)

Despite there not being any new content, there are some great feature adjustments for Diablo 2 Resurrected players to enjoy in Ladder Season 4. First of all, across all online modes, players now have an additional four (4) Character Slots!

Blizzard has also added a nice quality-of-life adjustment, as when a Ladder character from a previous season is used for the first time in a non-ladder game, the ability to reset Skill and Stat points at Akara has been reset. This means you can test our new builds with your old Ladder character with ease. Blizzard explains:

We want to encourage players to experiment with their builds. If you have already burned through your Akara respecs while on Ladder, then you can do additional respecs for more experimentation after the character becomes a Non-Ladder character.

Lastly, for the feature adjustments in D2R patch 2.7, all Chat Lobbies now have an automated system that removes "malicious" messages from the chat.

D2R Patch 2.7 Bug Fixes & Changes

The biggest change in the Diablo 2 Resurrected update 2.7 patch notes is definitely the one about the Next Hit Delay system and how it works. Basically, the Next Hit Delay system only applies to missiles created by casting the same skill now. 

This can have long-ranging effects on certain character builds, with the Martial Arts Assassin likely the most affected. For the Martial Arts Assassin, the charge-up skill trigger is now seen as a different cast for the purpose of the Next Hit Delay system.

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Assassin's will definitely enjoy the big Next Hit Delay change in D2R Season 4. (Picture: Blizzard)

Blizzard has also made a tonne of additional changes and deployed bug fixes for D2R Ladder Season 4 in patch 2.7, which you can read about below, including developer notes on certain changes as per the official patch notes.

D2R Gameplay Changes & Fixes

  • Knockback has been removed from the Bul Kathos’ Sacred Charge 2-Handed Sword.

Developer’s Note: Bul Kathos is a powerful set, but the Knockback incurred from Sacred Charge made using it feel clunky for Melee characters. Considering the rarity of the set, we opted to increase the viability of the weapon and the weapon set as a whole.

  • Druids are now able to shapeshift directly between their Werewolf and Werebear forms.

Developer’s Note: Shapeshifter Druids using the Metamorphosis Rune Word are encouraged to swap between their Werebear and Werewolf forms to get the most out of the bonuses. In practice, this is a little clunky because you must shapeshift to Werebear, hit a monster, shapeshift back into Human, wait a second, Shapeshift to Werewolf, then hit a monster (or wolf then bear, depending on your preference). We're taking out the middleman (literally) to make swapping between forms feel cleaner.

  • The Assassin's trap skills now benefit from +% To Elemental Skill Damage modifiers.

Developer’s Note: We have identified an issue with +% to Lightning skill damage not applying to lightning sentries on Nintendo Switch offline games. We plan to amend this issue in a future patch and apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Fixed an issue where Mephisto would drop from lower-level treasure classes when Terrorized.
  • Fixed an issue where an Assassin dying with Martial Arts charges active could cause a crash in Offline play.
  • Fixed the issue where the Assassin's traps weren't benefiting from resistance reduction in Offline play.

General D2R Changes/Fixes

  • Fixed a translation issue for the Reached max character limit text in Polish.
  • Fixed an issue where progressing between towns and connected zones from Acts II, III, and V would cause an abrupt lighting change when terrorized.
  • Fixed an issue where the icon to denote a monster is Terrorized wasn't properly displaying in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue where the Amazon’s audio cue for dodging an attack would play when non-Amazon characters used the Evade skill granted by the Hustle Rune Word.
  • Amended various stability issues encountered during Online play.

Ladder Play Fixes in D2R Season 4

  • Fixed an issue where messaging for the next Ladder Season was inaccurate during the pause between seasons.
  • Fixed an issue where characters that were recently converted from Ladder to Non-Ladder would not display as such and failed to join games.
  • Fixed an issue where Rune Words exclusive to an upcoming Ladder Season could be created in the current season.
  • Fixed an issue where converted Ladder characters would be incorrectly displayed with the Ladder flag.

PC Specific

  • Fixed an issue where controller input would stop registering if the user swapped to Legacy graphics while the animation for selecting a character in the character creation screen was playing.
  • Players will now be notified of when they’re running the game with old, extracted data.

Console Specific

  • Fixed an issue where a player’s displayed location on the Friends List wouldn’t properly update on Xbox consoles.
  • Fixed an issue where players on Nintendo Switch would not appear in the Recently Played With tab.
  • Fixed an issue where the localized text for Personalized Items on console displayed all gendered pronouns at once in Polish and Spanish.


  • Increased the total limit of state entries from 255 to 511.
  • Added DataVersionBuild.txt. It is recommended that mod authors include this file in their mods to reduce unexpected errors between game versions.
  • New columns have been added. Developers of existing Offline Single Player mods can remake their changes with new data or they can add new columns manually before merging.
    • TreasureClassEx.txt, cubemain.txt, UniqueItems.txt
      • "ladder" -> "firstLadderSeason", "lastLadderSeason"
    • Runes.txt
      • "server" -> "firstLadderSeason", "lastLadderSeason"

Check out a video from MacroBioBoi below explaining the type of impact the Next Hit Delay change could have on D2R Season 4.

So there you have it, the complete patch notes for Diablo 2 Resurrected's 2.7 update, ushering in Ladder Season 4. No, there is no new content to speak of, but the Next Hit Delay change should see a tonne of new builds emerge that could rival previous S-Tier offerings.

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