Diablo II PC System Requirements

Listing of the Diablo II System Requirements

Diablo II Screenshot
Diablo II Screenshot. © Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment published a set of Diablo II system requirements for both the single player and multiplayer game modes back in 2000 when the game was first released. At the time of the release you needed a mid to high range PC gaming rig in order to play the game. These system requirements are quite low end when compared with system specs of current PCs.

If you are looking to play Diablo II and are unsure whether your system meets the requirements or not, you can head on over to CanYouRunIt to compare your current system against the published Diablo II system requirements.

That being said, if you are doubtful that your PC can handle the Diablo II system requirements detailed below, you may have issues in pulling up and installing the CanYouRunIt plugin to begin with. In summary, any windows based PC purchased in the past 10 years or so will have more than enough power to run Diablo II.

Diablo II PC System Requirements - Single Player

SpecRequirement
Operating SystemWindows® 2000*, 95, 98, or NT 4.0 Service Pack 5
CPU/ProcessorPentium® 233 or equivalent
Memory32 MB RAM
Disk Space650 MB free hard disk space
Graphics CardDirectX™ compatible video card
Sound CardDirectX compatible sound card
PerperiphalsKeyboard, Mouse

Diablo II PC System Requirements - Multiplayer

SpecRequirement
Operating SystemWindows® 2000*, 95, 98, or NT 4.0 Service Pack 5
CPU/ProcessorPentium® 233 or equivalent
Memory64 MB RAM
Disk Space950 MB free hard disk space
Graphics CardDirectX™ compatible video card
Sound CardDirectX compatible sound card
Network28.8Kbps or fasterKeyboard, Mouse
PerperiphalsKeyboard, Mouse

About Diablo II

Diablo II is an action role playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS operating systems. It was released in 2000 as the direct sequel to 1996's Diablo and it is one of the most popular and well received computer games of all time.

The game's overall plot centers around the world of Sanctuary and the continuing struggle between the inhabits of the world with those of the underworld.

Once again the Lord of Terror as well as his hordes of minions and demons are trying to return to Sanctuary and it is up to the players and an unnamed hero to once again defeat them. The game's storyline is separated into four distinct acts each of which follow a fairly linear path.

Players progress through these acts by completing various quests that unlock new areas and allow players to gain experience and become more powerful for the challenges in the quests that follow. There are a number of side quests that are not required to move the main storyline along but they do allow players to pick up addition experience and treasure and gives some freedom of choice in the story.

The game also contains three different difficulty levels, Normal, Nightmare and Hell with the harder difficulty offering more rewards in terms of better items and more experience. This experience and items earned on harder difficulty settings is not lost if the player would return to the easier difficulty levels. On the flip side, monsters are much more difficult to defeat and players are penalized in terms of experience when dying on harder difficulty settings.

In addition to the four act single player campaign, Diablo II includes a multiplayer component that was playable via LAN or Battle.net.

Players could play with their character created in the single player mode in the Open realms games which was one of multiplayer modes. The game also supports co-operative game play with support for up to eight players in one game.

One expansion pack has been released for Diablo II. Titled Lord of Destruction, it introduced two new character classes into the game, new items and added onto the original storyline. It also overhauled of the game mechanics for both the single and multiplayer portions of the game.

Diablo II was followed up by Diablo III in 2012.