At present, the Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season One is in full swing, but the arrival of August indicates that season one has entered the late stage. Here we will re-organize the ladder system for you and predict the Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Season One end date and season 2 start date.
1. What Is Ladder Play?
The Ladder is a competitive type of closed realm Multiplayer. In Diablo II, the first of the ladder seasons was introduced in Patch 1.10 on October 28, 2003. Players need to create a brand new character in Ladder, starting from level 1, and will not rely on any non-ladder characters. Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladders also provide a leveling race where character levels are shown on the Leaderboards.
At the end of the ladder Season, the leaderboard rankings will reset and your in-game D2R Ladder Items will not disappear; instead, they will be turned to non-ladder, which will players an opportunity to store their hard-earned treasured loot as a new Ladder season awaits them.
2. Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Mode
Diablo 2 Resurrected, like the original game, offers four different ladder modes for players to experience. Each mode has its own leaderboard, where players can compete for a limited time to strategically gain experience while gaining access to ladder-specific content.
3. D2R Ladder Season One End Time
New ladders usually bring many inactive players because they bring new challenges. According to the original rules of Diablo 2 Ladder mode, each season basically lasts six months. But when Blizzard launched the Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder, they released 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.”
In this way, the D2R Ladder won't be reset every six months, but according to comments made by design lead Robert Gallerani back in December 2021, he suggested that the time of each season should be adjusted for four months.
So, we can make some solid predictions: the D2R Ladder Season One starts on April 28, 2022, runs for 4 months, so it will end around August 28, 2022.
Note: After a season ends, you will have until the start of the season after next to retrieve items from your seasonal Ladder shared stash tab to bring into your normal online play.
For example, once Season 1 ends, you have until Season 3 begins to retrieve items from your Season 1 stash. Any Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder Items not retrieved will be lost forever.
4. D2R Ladder Season 2 Start Time
While Blizzard has yet to reveal the start date for Diablo 2 Resurrected Season 2, we can guess the D2R Ladder Season 2 start date based on the predicted season 1 end date.
Assuming there's a two-week PTR after Diablo 2 Resurrected ladder season one ends(as we see in Diablo 3 with the testing of every new season), then the D2R Ladder Season 2 will start in mid-September. Since season 1 started on Thursday, which makes season 2 may also tend to be a Thursday start, then September 15th may be the Diablo 2 Resurrected season 2 start date.
It's worth emphasizing that this is purely hypothetical until Blizzard confirms an actual date. BBlizzard's been known to just switch this to other dates or times randomly for whatever reason, so you never really know, but for now, this date makes the most sense, which can warn you in advance to complete the journey of the season and win better rewards for yourself.