Character Deleted & Gone Fix - Diablo 2 Resurrected

The Diablo 2 Resurrected character deleted and gone bug has been hitting a number of players, so of course they want to know what to do about it. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fix the character disappearing bug in Diablo 2 Resurrected. We’ll be presenting all of them in our Character Deleted & Gone Fix – Diablo 2 Resurrected guide.

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Character Deleted & Gone Fix – Diablo 2 Resurrected

D2R October 2021 server outages update

UPDATE October 9th 2021: There seems to be a problem with and all online characters for most players are missing. There’s a thread on the official Diablo 2 Resurrected forums being filled with hundreds of reports about people’s characters missing. This is not player related and is most likely a server issue. Please have patience while Blizzard tries and fix this issue. There is no official word of the problem as of yet and we’ll update this article as soon as we find out something.

UPDATE October 11th 2021 by Editor-in-Chief: Over the weekend there were several incidents of all players being booted out of the game and subsequently not having access to their online characters for a while. These incidents lasted anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. There were emergency maintenances being done. Still, outages continued. It seems European servers had several more incidents than NA. I just wanted to tell fellow D2R players that it is not their fault. It is Blizzard and their server infrastructure and programming that is causing this. After decades of running online games they don’t seem to be capable of creating and maintaining an infrastructure even for a 20 year old remastered game. There is no official word on what is causing these outages or timeline of when these issues will be permanently resolved. It seems that the luckiest D2R players are those that created and played offline characters.

We’ve seen thousands of people coming to this page because of these outages. This means that the issue is widespread and is impacting a large number of people that purchased the game. If at any point Blizzard decides to give an honest explanation about what is happening we’ll update the article. In the meantime I hope you won’t be hit by these server crashes too hard. All I can recommend is to play an offline character or find something to play that is not run by dilettantes.

How to Fix Character Deleted & Gone – Diablo 2 Resurrected

To fix the Diablo 2 Resurrected bug where your character seems deleted and gone, there are several things that you can do. First off, though, a bit of reassurance – this seems to be a server issue. In other words, your character is probably not actually gone; rather, the server just had a hiccup and made them temporarily unavailable. By hiccup, I mean the servers are in absolute shambles right now, but that’s a different matter. So, with that out of the way, here’s what you can do to fix the issue. It’s actually quite simple, and one of the steps should work.

First off, try to exit the game and come back in. If that doesn’t work, log out of the client and log back in, then turn the game on again. Next, try to restart the client, or even reinstall it completely. If the problem persists, another fix for the Diablo 2 Resurrected character deleted and gone bug, change your region into literally any other than the one you’re on by default, then go back into the game. Last, but not least, make a new character. For some reason, that sometimes causes your old character to come back.

Those are all the potential fixes we know of for the character disappearing bug in Diablo 2 Resurrected. If you have any solutions of your own, let us know in the comments below. Hopefully, the Activision Blizzard will bring the servers up to snuff, because the current situation is pretty inexcusable.

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