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Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder: 2022 Reset, Season 1 End Date, Season 2 Start Time, and More

Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder: 2022 Reset, Season 1 End Date, Season 2 Start Time, and More

The first competitive Ladder season of Diablo 2 Resurrected is now live, bringing with it a whole host of updates to the game and significant gameplay changes for the first time in a decade.

If you’re looking for details on what’s changed, it might be worth checking out the latest patch notes, or potentially, taking a look at the new Runewords and Mercenaries that are available with the introduction of the 2.4 Update.

For those simply looking for details on when the Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Resets, including the potential end and start dates for Season 1 and Season 2, then read on!

What Is Ladder Ranked Play In Diablo 2 Resurrected?

Ladder play in Diablo 2 Resurrected is essentially a ranked competitive system that allows players to test themselves against other players. Normally this consists of putting your skills to the test with a fresh Ladder-specific character and a series of modes which present their own unique challenges.  Each mode will have their own leaderboard where players compete to strategically gain experience within a limited timeframe while having access to Ladder-specific content.

Leaderboard rankings will reset once the Ladder season ends and shift characters to non-ladder mode. This will give you the opportunity to store your hard-earned treasured loot and Ladder-specific items for future Ladder seasons.

What Are The different Ladders?

Like the original game, Diablo 2 Resurrected offers four different Ladder modes for players to experience, including:

Ladder Version Mode Description
Classic Ladder The normal version of Ladder play that encompasses playing with four acts.
Hardcore Classic Ladder The hardcore (only 1 life) version of Ladder play that encompasses playing with four acts.
Expansion Ladder The normal version of Ladder play that encompasses playing five acts, as it includes the “Lord of Destruction” expansion content.
Hardcore Expansion Ladder The hardcore (only 1 life) version of Ladder play that encompasses playing five acts, as it includes the “Lord of Destruction” expansion content.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Reset – 2022 Dates

Originally the Diablo 2 Ladder would last 6 months, but when Blizzard launched the Diablo 2 Resurrected ladder they released it with the following statement: “Revamped Ladder Seasons – Join the ranks of Diablo II: Resurrected players worldwide and enjoy the race to the top of the ladder. Rank up in a new, exclusive ladder system with more frequent restarts and earn your place among legends.”

It sounds like the game won’t be resetting the D2R Ladder every 6 months, but equally the dev team have not confirmed exactly how long the current Season 1 will last. What is worth noting is a comment from Design Lead Robert Gallerani back in December, who suggested that each season will be 4 months long.

“Three months is too quick,” Gallerani said when speaking on a community Livestream hosted by MrLlamaSC. “Six months is too long and five just feels off considering twelve months in a year.”

The team supposedly settled on four-month seasons citing that the community seems fine with this length, and also allows the team to release three unique seasons in a year, which we imagine keeps the game as fresh as possible without creating too much work.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder – Season 1 Start/End Dates

Following a series of delays, the Diablo 2 Resurrected ladder season 1 started on April 28, 2022. Assuming that the developers stick to their promise of a 4 month reset, we imagine Season 1 will end around August 25, 2022.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Reset – Season 2 Start Dates

For the time being it’s not clear how much time the game might need between seasons. If we assume that Diablo 2 Resurrected has a two-week PTR – like we see in Diablo 3 with the testing of every new season – then we would imagine that Season 2 will begin in early September 2022.

It’s worth stressing though, that this is purely hypothetical and it’s quite possible that the team working on the game changes the length of the season or requires more time to release the next season, as we saw with the original delays to the ladder originally.