Starting in November 2021, Blizzard will perform server and database stress tests in the PTR every time it prepares to release an update for Diablo 2 Resurrected, as the game is now considered a live service game by Blizzard. Recently, Blizzard is encouraging more and more players to join the PTR for better stress testing.
PTR currently only has a small server and database update is live now for testing, but the 2.4 update along with the competitive Ladder mode is coming soon. The initial PTR patch notes include only a single update - "character saves are now saved on the regional Diablo 2 Resurrected Items for Sale database, rather than the global database, alleviating database stress and mitigating server stability issues."
All purchases of Diablo 2 Resurrected will have direct access to the PTR, and all characters created will go straight to level 99. If you're not sure how to access the Public Test Realm, follow Blizzard's official guide:
To acquire access to the PTR, open your Battle.net launcher application and select the Diablo II: Resurrected tab. Above the “Play” button and under the “Game Version” text, select the dropdown menu and click “Public Test Realm.” Now you'll be able to download and install the test version of the game. Once finished, simply select “Play” to launch the PTR. As normal updates are automatically downloaded by the Battle.net launcher application, so too is the PTR.
In addition to the above, Blizzard also informs players in the article what to do to better help them with server testing. The developers say that players can frequently enter the game, log back in or log out. It would be even better if players could create more different types of Diablo 2 Resurrected Runes characters, such as playing in Hardcore and Classic modes respectively, which would be helpful to them.
Blizzard made several minor changes to the game after opening the PTR, the main purpose being to improve the testing environment. The developers also rolled out a small update to allow players to use a specific token to reselect their character on the PTR. In addition, the developer pointed out that the existing gears on the characters will be changed in the 2.4 update, because these gears are not intended to be specific to the meta, but "more from a QA environment."
The upcoming 2.4 update is obviously very important for Diablo 2 Resurrected, but the developer still hasn't revealed anything related to the release date. In any case, it's time to get ready for the competitive Ladder mode. You can buy any Diablo 2 Resurrected Items you need at MMOWTS and enjoy great deals and additional discounts.