How to fix Diablo II: Resurrected stuttering issues

Blizzard just released a remaster of the original Diablo II game, called Diablo II: Resurrected. The game was received well critically, attaining a score of 82% by Metacritic. If you are old enough to remember this game then you will definitely want to play this remastered version of the game that has the same gameplay but in amazing visual graphics that can run and utilize the full power of modern gaming systems. However, you can’t experience the full beauty of the remaster if you’re having Diablo II: Resurrected stuttering issues.

These stutters are immense and can be really annoying for a guy who’s just trying to kill another guy in an endless loop. In this guide, we have listed methods to help you to fix these issues. So you can relax and apply these fixes below to help you get rid of this annoying problem that might be coming in the way of your gameplay experience.

Guide to fix Diablo II: Resurrected stuttering issues

Before you attempt any of the solutions mentioned below, you have to make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Diablo II: Resurrected. If it does not, there’s no point in attempting any of the solutions, as your PC simply won’t be able to run the game.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating System: Windows 10        
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350        
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850        
  • Memory: 8GB RAM        
  • Storage: 30GB        
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection        
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720    

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating System: Windows 10        
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600        
  • Video: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT        
  • Memory: 16GB RAM        
  • Storage: 30GB        
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection        
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080    

UPDATE GRAPHICS CARD DRIVERS

We would first and foremost recommend you update your specific Graphics Card drivers to ensure you are on the latest stable release to play Diablo II: Resurrected. The game is quite demanding.

There might not be a new driver update but it could be that you are running on old graphics drivers so you should update them in that case too. You can download the most up-to-date drivers from your GPU manufacturer’s website: AMD/NVIDIA. To do a clean install of GPU drivers, you can use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) which completely removes components that were part of the original driver installation package. Then you can install your new Graphics Card drivers. Reboot Windows and try launching the game again.

CHANGE GRAPHICS SETTINGS

NVIDIA

If you have an Nvidia GPU then you can right-click your Desktop to open the NVIDIA Control Panel and do the following:

  • Click the small “+” icon next to “3D Settings
  • Click on Manage 3D settings.
screenshot for manage 3d settings for fixing Diablo II: Resurrected stuttering issues
  • Go to the Program Settings tab.
  • Find and choose Diablo II: Resurrected from the list under Select a program to customize.
  • If Diablo II: Resurrected isn’t in the list of programs you can add it to the list manually.
  • Turn on Triple Buffer and Vertical Sync.
  • Turn on Texture Filtering Trilinear.
  • Set Texture Filter Quality to Performance
  • Set Open GL to Auto Select.

AMD

If you have an AMD GPU then you can right-click your Desktop to open the AMD Radeon Settings and do the following:

  • In Radeon Software, click on the Gear icon then select Graphics from the sub-menu and select Diablo II: Resurrected.
  • Turn off all post-processing options such as Radeon Anti-Lag, Radeon Chill, and Radeon Boost.
  • Turn off Wait for Vertical Refresh.
  • Choose Performance Mode for Texture Filtering Quality.
  • Turn on Surface Format Optimization.

All Done

If you have followed all the steps above, then you should not be getting any more Diablo II: Resurrected stuttering issues. Let us know in the comments below if this guide helped you to fix the problem you were facing. You can read our other articles here:

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