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How to Join Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR (Patch 2.6) Ladder Season 3

Here's how you can join the Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R) Public Test Realm (PTR) for Season 3, aka Patch 2.6, to test out all the new content.
How to Join Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR (Patch 2.6) Ladder Season 3

With the latest Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R) Public Test Realm (PTR), Blizzard is testing the new content for Season 3 (Patch 2.6), including new Runewords and more. Some players might have never joined a PTR for Diablo 2 Resurrected, so we are here to help.

This guide outlines when the next PTR for Diablo 2 Resurrected starts and how you can test the Season 3 content from patch 2.6 with ease, so let's get started.

Update on 25 January 2023: The new PTR for Diablo 2 Resurrected patch 2.6 is now live!

D2R PTR Season 3 Start & End Dates

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Wake up, Nephalem, there's a new D2R Public Test Realm to join! (Picture: Blizzard)

The Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR for patch 2.6 is now live. It runs from 24 January until 31 January 2023, with the start and end times the same, namely 10:00 am PST. 

How To Join Diablo 2 PTR for Patch 2.6

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Test out new Runewords and other content in the latest Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR. (Picture: MarcoBioBoi)

Want to join the latest Diablo 2 PTR for patch 2.6 that will usher in Ladder Season 3? It is quite easy, really. First up, this is only available on PC. You will need a Battle.net account with a Diablo 2 Resurrected license attached, and the account must be in good standing.

If you meet all these requirements and have installed the Battle.net desktop app (as well as D2R), then follow the official steps to join the latest Diablo 2 Resurrected Public Test Realm, as outlined by Blizzard below.

  • Step 1: Restart the Battle.net desktop app.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the Diablo II: Resurrected tab on the left-hand menu.
  • Step 3: On the Diablo II: Resurrected screen, there is a drop-down menu right above the "Play" button (note that this may say "Install" if you do not have Diablo II: Resurrected currently installed). Select "PTR: Diablo II: Resurrected" from this drop-down menu before proceeding.
  • Step 4: Click Install to begin the installation process.

In case you've never joined a PTR for D2R before, then please note that a PTR account will be automatically created for you. The new D2R PTR is available for accounts in all regions, and all languages are supported.

Get hyped for the new Diablo 2 Resurrected season with a video from content creator MacroBioBoi, who has revealed five new Runewords coming to the game in patch 2.6.

So there you have all the important information about Diablo 2 Resurrected's latest Public Test Realm (PTR) to enjoy and experience patch 2.6 for Ladder Season 3 before it gets released. We will endeavor to update this article once the exact dates and times are revealed.


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