How do I fix Diablo 2 Resurrected not launching?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

There can be several reasons why Diablo 2 Resurrected is not launching on your system. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot and fix the issue.

1. Check system requirements: Ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements to run Diablo 2 Resurrected. The game requires a compatible operating system (Windows 10 or macOS Mojave or later), a 64-bit processor, sufficient RAM (at least 8GB), and a compatible graphics card.

2. Scan and repair Diablo 2 Resurrected: Use the Blizzard app to scan and repair the game files. Open the app, select Diablo 2 Resurrected from the Games tab, click on Options, and then select Scan and Repair. This will check for any corrupted or missing files and attempt to fix them.

3. Run the game as an administrator: Right-click on the Diablo 2 Resurrected shortcut or executable file and select “Run as administrator.” This will give the game elevated permissions and might help resolve any permission-related issues.

4. Update your graphics driver: Outdated or incompatible graphics drivers can cause issues with launching games. Visit the website of your graphics card manufacturer (e.g., NVIDIA, AMD, Intel) and download the latest driver for your specific graphics card model. Install the driver and restart your computer before launching Diablo 2 Resurrected again.

5. Update Windows to the latest version: Keeping your operating system up to date can help resolve compatibility issues. Go to the Windows Update settings and check for any available updates. Install any pending updates and restart your computer before launching the game.

6. Allow Diablo 2 Resurrected through the Windows Firewall: Sometimes, the Windows Firewall can block the game from launching. Open the Windows Defender Firewall settings and click on “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.” Look for Diablo 2 Resurrected in the list of allowed apps and ensure that both the Private and Public checkboxes are ticked. If the game is not listed, click on “Change settings” and then “Allow another app” to add Diablo 2 Resurrected manually.

If these steps do not resolve the issue, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the game or contacting Blizzard Support for further assistance. It’s also worth checking online forums and community boards to see if others have experienced similar issues and found additional solutions.

Remember, troubleshooting technical issues can be a trial-and-error process, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important to be patient and persistent in finding a resolution.