Changes to the Diablo 2: Resurrected PTR have splintered fan opinion ahead of Diablo 4

Changes to the Diablo 2: Resurrected PTR have splintered fan opinion ahead of Diablo 4 ...

Special endgame Sundered Charms have been introduced in the latest Diablo 2: Resurrected PTR update, which allows enemies to bypass enemy immunity to individual damage types. The charms prevent enemies from being completely immune by reducing any full resistance down to 95%, while other enthusiasts are concerned about the future direction of the series ahead of the coming Diablo 4 release date in 2023.

Many upvoted comments on the Diablo subreddit express satisfaction that these Sundered Charms allow all builds to be viable in any situation, such as Cold Sorcerers, for example. One popular comment, I cant believe it. Another adds, Now I can play a spec and build I want for fun instead of having to min/max due to annoying immunities.

Sundered Charms seem to be a step towards simplifying builds, because when players can clear any content with just one damage type, it removes some of the complexity from the endgame. Others claim that the charms are much more beneficial to ranged builds than melee users because they increase the amount of physical damage that is required for any physical build.

The initial poster equates the new Diablo 2: Resurrected endinggame to allowing a single character to farm everything. Several replies suggest Diablo 4 may also follow a similar path of providing more access to any build in a given situation, and that players may choose to use whatever spec they want to rather than being forced into a couple of particularly powerful builds.

Season 2 of Diablo 2: Resurrected ladder will begin on October 6th. Time will tell which of these PTR features will make it into the final release, and in what form they will arrive. In the meantime, Diablo 3 season 27 is currently underway and includes a new Sanctified Items system, and a major upcoming patch will address Diablo Immortal warbands, one of the crossover games' most controversial features.