This page lists Frequently Asked Questions regarding PD2.
What is Project Diablo 2?
- PD2 is a mod for Diablo II: Lord of Destruction which includes many quality-of-life and balance changes, along with some new content. It aims to maintain the D2:LoD experience while improving on the game as if development never ceased.
- PD2 offers increased build diversity as well as many other improvements over the vanilla game. See General Changes for an overview of improvements.
- PD2 is free, but a legit copy of D2:LoD is required. You can purchase it from Blizzard Entertainment. English Version only.
Which gamemodes are supported?
- Both ladder and non-ladder are supported, and there are currently no differences between them (like how vanilla had ladder-only runewords) except for the ladder resetting every four months. Future seasons may have small differences if new endgame challenges like Rathma are added.
- Singleplayer is supported - Players often install PlugY alongside PD2 to gain access to a shared stash in singleplayer. An item pack is also available for testing.
- There are currently no gameplay differences between singleplayer and multiplayer except for the Andariel quest bug, which remains unfixed in singleplayer.
- Singleplayer characters can also be played online together with others via TCP/IP by creating a virtual LAN between computers (or by using port forwarding)
- No support for non-expansion (classic) or Open "Battle.net"
Is PvP supported?
- Yes. PvP continues to be balanced as the metagame develops. PvP events are sometimes organized and announced via PD2's discord channel. Also see: PvP Changes
Where can I trade my items out-of-game?
- Items can be searched for and traded on PD2's Trade Site. There are also several channels dedicated to trading on PD2's Discord.
Where are the game servers located?
The current locations of the game servers are:
US-West (Las Vegas) - gs 1
US-Central (Iowa) - gs 2
US-East (South Carolina) - gs 3
Europe-West (Belgium) - gs 4
Europe-Central (Germany) - gs 5
Asia-Northeast (Seoul, Korea) - gs 6
Asia-Southeast (Singapore) - gs 7
South America-East (São Paulo) - gs 8Australia-Southeast (Sydney) - gs 9
- In-game, type gs # in the game description of your game when creating it to select your desired server.
What is the drop rate in PD2?
The baseline drop rate in PD2 is roughly equivalent to vanilla's p5/5 (5 partied players in a game) for solo play, and scales up per player until it's slightly above the equivalent of vanilla's p8/8 when there is a full game of 8 players.
For a more detailed explanation of drop mechanics, see: Game Mechanics
What is the resolution that PD2 runs in?
- Widescreen 1068x600 @ 25 FPS
- Shader system by CnC-ddraw. This is a fully configurable system that can allow for upscaling and graphical improvements without affecting your gameplay.
- The shaders that it can use are made by various developers from the RetroArch community.
- These shaders let us effectively (not quite but pretty close) upscale the game to any resolution without affecting the gameplay, so you can play D2 at 4K (3840x2160) if you have the monitor to do so.
See the Customization page for more info about changing widescreen resolution or other video settings.