Diablo 2: Resurrected is bringing the dungeon-crawling classic to a new generation of gamers to discover the joys of loot hoarding. And to better help you enjoy the spoils of your adventures, here’s some real life gear you can grab to give you the best experience of playing Diablo 2.
Alloy Elite 2
A legendary drop if ever there was one. Mechanical keyboards have exactly the right feel for fast-response RPGs like Diablo 2: Resurrected, and with the Alloy Elite 2 you get HyperX Red linear switches for shorter travel distance and faster actuation. So you only have yourself to blame for not deploying your team’s buff in time. If you prefer to play alone and use Diablo 2 Remake as the perfect podcast or album listening partner, the dedicated media keys will let you control the soundtrack to your slaying without ever stopping to alt-tab.
And, of course, what loot is worth equipping if it doesn’t look great. No transmog needed here, pudding keycaps as standard let those super-bright full RGB LEDs shine out from under your keys, with three lighting profiles and a full suite of customization options in the NGENUITY software. Fashion beats numbers every time in our loadouts, but here you get both.
Monks, Sorcerers and other complicated classes will always complain they run out of keys for their skills, but with even more shortcuts on your mouse there’s no excuse for missing your combos. The Pulsefire Raid has 11 programmable buttons, with five side buttons for your thumb to control. Tilt the scroll wheel left or right for another two options if you absolutely must have your entire list of spells at your fingertips at any time.
Of course, all that comes with an ultra-sensitive Pixart 3389 sensor so you can customize your cursor speed up to 16,000 DPI, with optional acceleration up to 50G if you happen to be playing on a mouse mat the size of a postage stamp. And to complete the look with your other loot, the scroll wheel and HyperX logo have customizable LED lighting programs. You can also use the NGENUITY software to save macros for mouse buttons if you have a favorite combo of spells to use in sequence, the classic Diablo 2 experience.
Cloud Alpha S
Whether you’re enjoying the hellish sounds of Diablo 2: Resurrected’s remastered soundtrack, or chilling with a podcast while you farm the perfect loot drop, good cans are an essential. A good gaming headset doesn’t just sound great but has features to make your life easier. If you’re prepping for a hardcore raid with your friends, the ability to control the volume balance between your voice chat and the game is a real lifesaver, especially if you can’t hear shouts for heals over the battle.
Game and audio chat balance, as well as volume and mic muting, are handily located on the Cloud Alpha S in-line remote, as well as the option to enable the headset’s 7.1 surround sound. Dual chamber drivers turn that surround sound into a powerful soundscape, while you can control the level of bass with sliders on the earcups, making them closed or partially open for increased oomph.
If you just can’t get enough of the dungeon crawling action at your desktop or TV, you can take Diablo 2: Resurrected on the road with you on Nintendo Switch. However to make your sessions anything like as long as we usually delve for on PC, you might need a little extra help for your Switch’s battery life. The ChargePlay Clutch features wider grips to make grabbing those tiny Joy-Cons a little more satisfying, as well as a 6000mAh battery to boost your battery life up to 5 hours longer.
There’s also a beefier kickstand for playing in tabletop mode that won’t let your Switch fall over at the slightest jostle like the built-in one. Perfect for taking on the train, plane or just the bus to school.