- Hello Neighbor 2 pre-orders are now live on the Xbox Store for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
- Both standard and Deluxe Edition players get instant beta access with pre-order.
- Get immediate beta access after your pre-order, plus five days of early access and three new DLC on game launch with the Hello Neighbor 2 Deluxe Edition!
Hey, Neighbors, it’s been a while!
It’s so wild to look back to four years ago when our CEO Alex penned a post for this same blog, proudly announcing the launch of a little indie title called Hello Neighbor on Xbox One. Well, today I am both honored and excited to pick up the torch (or flashlight, in this case) and announce to you all that the Hello Neighbor 2 pre-order is now live on the Xbox Store. But not only that, we’re doubly excited to let you know that our exclusive beta is also live, and you can get instant access with your pre-order! And what’s this about a Hello Neighbor 2 Deluxe Edition? Read on to find out!
New to the Neighborhood
In the original Hello Neighbor, your goal was pretty straightforward; break into your creepy neighbor’s basement to uncover what he was hiding. But the big question has always been…what happened after that? In Hello Neighbor 2, you play as Quentin, a caffeine-fueled reporter investigating a series of missing persons cases in town. Including that of Nicky Roth, the original protagonist of Hello Neighbor, and Aaron, the neighbor’s son.
Your journey takes you far beyond the basement and will have you trekking all over the new open world of Raven Brooks to get the scoop. So grab your comfiest shoes and take a stroll about town — you’ve got so many new faces to meet (and surveil)!
Defining Deluxe, and getting down to business with the Beta
Moving on to the Deluxe Edition. Both standard and Deluxe Edition versions will grant you beta access. But of course, the Deluxe Edition comes with a few extra sweet treats. Namely, three new DLC available at launch and five days of early access to the game prior to its full release on December 6, 2022. Think of all the extra sleuthing you can do!
Now let’s get right into what you really wanna know: How can I get my hands on the beta, and what’s in it? In the encapsulated Hello Neighbor 2 beta experience, we’re excited to bring you a taste of what Raven Brooks will look and feel like so get ready to hit up the town with its new locations, inhabitants, puzzles, and mysteries. Every single pre-order player is granted immediate and instant access to the exclusive beta so you can jump right in and start exploring! But you won’t need to worry about spoilers, we’re saving all the biggest secrets for launch day.
Get prepared to sneak, snoop, spy, and stalk your way across every corner of town in order to shed some light on the mystery of just what is going on in Raven Brooks. Don’t be afraid to adapt and improvise, it’s going to take more than just your journalistic instincts to crack this case. Can you uncover the dark secrets of the town, its residents, and of The Neighbor himself? Or will you be the one going missing next?
And before we sign off, the team and I also wanted to say a big thank you to our longtime Xbox community for their support over the years! We can’t wait to see you in Raven Brooks!
Hello Neighbor 2 Deluxe Edition
Pre-order now Hello Neighbor 2 and receive exclusive instant access to the Hello Neighbor 2 Beta experience. With your pre-order of the Deluxe Edition you also get 5 days of Early Access to the game prior to its release and three DLCs coming to your consoles at release.
Diablo II: Resurrected Ladder Season 2 Now Live
- Jump into the second Ladder Season of Diablo II: Resurrected
- Unlock Terror Zones – frequently rotating areas that offer higher difficulty battles, more XP, and chances for better loot, all for a more epic level-up experience.
- Dominate the demons that have until now eluded you with 6 new Unique Grand Charms that allow you to break specific monster immunity types.
Sharpen your swords and muster your might – Ladder Season 2 of Diablo II: Resurrected is now live, including new Terror Zones and Sundering Charms. Beginning October 6, you can jump into the action and make your climb up the leaderboards as you slay the demons that lie in wait. Plus, experience all the quality-of-life updates, bug fixes, and more added in the recent Patch 2.5.
Ladder Season Two
Ladder Season Two ushers in the next opportunity to race to level 99 and amass powerful loot along the way. This season will introduce Terror Zones and Sundering Charms, helping you battle foes that cross your path! For those new to Ladder Seasons, you might be wondering what happens to your Shared Stash loot once the current season ends. Once Ladder Season One ends, all Ladder characters will transfer to their respective non-ladder group. All items in that character group’s shared stash go into a new Withdraw Only set of Shared Stash tabs, denoted by a check marked Past box. Players can withdraw any items they would like to keep throughout all of Ladder Season Two. When the season ends, this withdraw-only set of stash tabs will be overridden with any items in the Ladder Season Two Shared Stash. Make sure you retrieve any items before then or they will be lost forever!
To make the journey to level 99 accessible to a larger population of players, offer more variety other than repeatedly farming Baal, Diablo, and Nihlathak, and most importantly, remain challenging, Terror Zones have been introduced. When playing a Terror Zone-enabled game, every hour, diabolical tremors infused with the Lord of Destruction’s unwavering corruption overtake specific zones, terrorizing the monsters within, making them at least two levels higher than your current level or their original level, up to a maximum per difficulty. The XP received and loot dropped by killing terrorized monsters will be based on this new level. You can visit our latest blog for even more details on how monster levels will be impacted.
To unlock the Terror Zones feature, you must defeat Baal per character, per difficulty using any expansion character – existing characters that have already fulfilled the requirements will automatically have this feature unlocked. Once Ladder Season Two begins, players will need to meet those unlock requirements to experience Terror Zones on their new ladder characters.
New Sundering Charms
In Hell difficulty, monsters can receive resistance increases above 100%, making those monsters immune to specific damage types. Previously there were only a handful of ways to reduce a monster’s immunity, which means only a small portion of hero builds could successfully farm all zones. To solve this scenario and promote increased class build diversity, we’ve introduced six Sundering Charms that allow the player to break specific monster immunity types while the charm is in the inventory of new Ladder characters. Keep your wits about you, for these new unique charms will only drop from Terrorized monsters of Champion, Unique, Superunique, or Boss difficulty.
Diablo® II: Resurrected™
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is the definitive remastering of Diablo® II and its Lord of Destruction® expansion—two hallmark entries in Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining action role-playing series. Veteran players, as well as those who missed out when the original game was first released on PC twenty years ago, can now experience Diablo® II’s timeless gameplay with modern visuals and audio that take advantage of today’s gaming hardware.
Ascend the Forgotten Tower, blaze a trail through the jungles of Kurast, and storm the gates of Hell to defeat Diablo himself. Then, scale the peak of Mount Arreat to face Baal, the Lord of Destruction, in Worldstone Keep.
Seven of Sanctuary’s greatest champions await at the iconic campfire screen—the Amazon, Assassin, Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Paladin, and Sorceress. Each is highly customizable with countless build and gear options for players to explore.
Diablo® II: Resurrected can be played as a solo experience, or grab some friends and enjoy up to 8-player online multiplayer co-op. Then blow off some steam and claim a few ears by engaging in thrilling PvP duels outside of town.
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