AVX is one of the many problems that Diablo 2 Resurrected players have faced. Besides the black screen launching error and characters getting deleted, AVX has also affected a significant number of players. And this is very odd, since this wasn’t an issue that existed in the beta and was only introduced in the full release. Short for Advanced Vector Extension, it is related to how CPUs work. Introduced to CPUs in 2011, older CPUs do not have this. Since it is required for D2 Resurrected to work, players with older CPUs are in trouble here. But is there a way to fix this? In our Diablo 2 Resurrected AVX Issue guide, we will go over this issue and see if there’s anything that can be done about resolving it.
How to Fix the D2 Resurrected AVX Issue
Of course, Blizzard is aware of this issue. Here’s what they recently posted on their official forums regarding this:
“Hello everyone – We wanted to provide an update on the Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) items from the dev team after some further developments from this past weekend. The team believes they have a potential fix, but this goes beyond just AVX specifically. The fix could potentially affect all users, even those outside of not having AVX support, so we are wanting to make sure we do proper testing.
While CPUs without AVX are below our minimum spec, we want to try to ensure as many people as possible can play. Setups without AVX were working in Beta. In optimizing the game, we inadvertently included the need for AVX for launch. QA is going to spend another few days of testing across all of these scenarios and setups in an effort to ensure we are not impacting existing players.
We will update this thread once we have an update from the testing over the next few days. We apologize for the added delay and appreciate your patience. For those that may have already purchased but would prefer to purchase post fix, we do recommend reaching out to Customer Service for a refund.”
As you can see, a fix for this issue is coming, probably in the next couple of days. Until then, there’s nothing to do but sit and wait for Blizzard to provide an update.