Blizzard is prepping the 2.3 update to Diablo II: Resurrected with a planned release coming in December. One of the major additions coming is an action/skill bar (using the entire function key range) so you no longer have to hot-swap abilities when playing with keyboard and mouse. This is one of the main reasons I play with controller (skills can be mapped to buttons), so it's awesome to see the team listening to player feedback.
Come the release of patch 2.3, players can enable the Active Skill bindings bar, which will show an additional skill bar above the standard HUD. Players can map up to 16 abilities this way, and if they choose to enable the Quick Cast Skills option, pressing those buttons will instantly use the abilities, rather than simply re-mapping them to the right or left mouse buttons.It's a big change for the game, but one that should make Diablo II: Resurrected go a long way towards feeling more modern while still staying true to many of the game's other idiosyncrasies.
In a weblog put up, Blizzard writes that gamers of Diablo II: Resurrected on console have entry to as much as 12 buttons, and people buttons immediately carry out no matter potential is mapped to them. That is not the case on PC, the place in unique Diablo II trend, gamers can solely use the precise and left mouse buttons to carry out skills. Gamers can swap between skills with completely different keybindings, however really activating the skills must be accomplished with the precise and left mouse. That may quickly be altering, with Blizzard quickly giving gamers the choice between the 2 types.
Blizzard's announcement of a PTR for Diablo II: Resurrected seems to indicate that even more updates and changes are on the way. No word yet on when exactly the PTR will become available, but Blizzard states that all players will be able to participate. The initial focus of the PTR will be to fix ongoing database and server issues that have plagued the game since launch. After that, Blizzard writes that they will "share more details on Ladder rank play and even more new changes coming to Diablo II: Resurrected."