Diablo 2: Resurrected - How to Fix Crashes and Increase FPS on Slow PC

Technical issues and graphics settings for the remaster of the best Blizzard game

Diablo 2: Resurrected - How to Fix Crashes and Increase FPS on Slow PC


After last year's failed Warcraft 3 remaster, Blizzard had no room for error. Fortunately, the restoration and modernization of the legendary Diablo 2 has exceeded all expectations. All graphics were redrawn, retaining the visual style, all sounds and music were rewritten, and the gameplay was left the same (except for a couple of minor edits).


The launch of the remake on September 23rd went relatively smoothly. Even the optimization did not fail. But the system requirements in comparison with the original have increased several times - such is the price for a modern picture. In this guide, we've provided solutions to some of the most common technical issues with Diablo 2: Resurrected, as well as tips for tweaking your graphics for a slower PC.


What computer do you need for Diablo 2: Resurrected (system requirements)?

We studied the tests of the game on different hardware in different resolutions and came to the conclusion that the official system requirements are not far from the truth. But they lack recommendations for playing at 1440p and 4K - we added them based on the tests we studied.


Official minimum system requirements (1080p @ 30 FPS, low preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit only!).
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3250 / AMD Athlon FX-4350
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7850.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

Official Recommended System Requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, High Preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes. 

To play at 1440p @ 30 FPS, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 590.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For playing at 1440p @ 60 FPS, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 / AMD Ryzen 5 2400G.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 30 FPS, hi. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3500X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 60 FPS gameplay, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

Diablo 2 Technical Issues: Resurrected

Doesn't start on Windows 7

The game is not designed to run on operating systems older than Windows 10. In addition, a 64-bit OS is required.

Doesn't start / freezes on startup / black screen / Diablo 2: Resurrected game crashes to the desktop

I. Check the integrity of the game files:

  • Launch the Battle.net app.
  • LMB on the Diablo 2: Resurrected game icon in the top menu.
  • On the left side of the window, click Settings.
  • Run Scan and Repair and wait for the process to complete.
II. Disable MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner and other similar software.

No connection / failed to connect to servers / won't start / won't connect / won't login Diablo 2: Resurrected

The game servers are overloaded or technical work is underway. Just try again after a while (sometimes the next day). You can check the server status in the Battle.net launcher. Check for the latest news on server problems.

Not enough memory error

Your PC is out of RAM. The best solution is to increase the amount of RAM to at least 8 gigabytes. Increasing the paging file probably won't help. Also, be sure to close your browser before launching any game. Especially if it has a large number of open tabs.

Diablo 2: Resurrected error 0xc0000001 / 0xc0000005

This is a problem with Windows system files. Some of them can be damaged. Perform a system restore or reinstall Windows. To check and repair corrupted system files, open a command prompt and enter the command "sfc / scannow" (without quotes).

Diablo 2: Resurrected error 0xc000007b

Reinstall or update your graphics card drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset unsuccessful settings.

Diablo 2: Resurrected slows down / lags / low FPS

1. Update the drivers for the video card:

  • NVIDIA GeForce . The site itself will select the appropriate drivers. Just hit Search and then Download Now. After the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
  • AMD Radeon . Scroll down to Search for your product and select your graphics card in the Graphics section. Click the "Submit" button. On the page that opens, click LMB on your version of Windows and click "Download". When the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
  • Important: Be sure to restart your computer after updating your drivers.
2. Lower the quality of textures, characters and volumetric light (we will analyze the graphics options in more detail below).

How to adjust graphics in Diablo 2: Resurrected / how to increase FPS (frame rate)

  • "Screen mode". Choose full-screen mode so that the system allows maximum resources for the game itself, without maintaining the desktop. Especially important for weak processors and little RAM.
  • "Screen resolution". Here you need to select the native resolution of your display so that the picture becomes as clear as possible (most often: 1920x1080).
  • "Resolution scale". It is better to leave the standard 100% so as not to spoil the quality of the entire render at once. You will always have time to downgrade some of the "gluttonous" options.
  • "Quality of textures". The quality of textures should be reduced only if you are low on video memory. And if 4 gigabytes or more, then set the maximum quality. In this case, owners of 3 gigabytes are better off slightly lowering.
  • "Anisotropic filtering". Corrects blurred surfaces at an angle (that is, in isometric - almost all). Almost does not affect FPS on relatively modern hardware, so you can safely set the maximum value to 16x.
  • Volumetric light quality. Adds shadows to joints and grooves for added realism. In an isometric game, it will be difficult to distinguish the average quality from the maximum, so you can safely lower it, which will add several frames per second.
  • "The quality of character detail." Another resource-intensive parameter. If you don't have enough FPS, reduce it to medium quality. The difference will be noticeable, perhaps, when zooming with the F key. The rest of the time, and especially in the dynamics, it is almost imperceptible.
  • "The quality of detail of the environment." Slightly simplifies the detailing of the scenery around the edges of the screen. It gives little in terms of performance, so it's better to leave it on medium or even high quality.
  • "The quality of transparency." Transparency effects are slow on older graphics cards. Therefore, on any GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850, it is better to lower the quality.
  • "Shadow Quality". In an isometric game, there is not a lot of shadow work, so try to set it to a high quality.
  • "Smoothing". Choose good old FXAA. It will cope with most of the "teeth" around the edges of the screen. And the picture will hardly get blurry.
  • "Dynamic Resolution Scaling". If your PC barely meets the minimum system requirements, then it might be worth enabling and setting 60 FPS as your target performance. The game will automatically adjust the render resolution, which will eliminate lags during large-scale battles.
  • "The quality of lighting from visual effects." Not a particularly resource-intensive parameter. You can put the quality higher.

Luckily, Diablo 2: Resurrected looks good even at low settings mixed with medium. So don't worry if you've had to downgrade many of the graphics options!

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