Diablo II: Resurrected’s latest update addresses a number of issues that arose from the recent introduction of the quick-cast feature on PC.
Patch 2.3.1 makes it so quick-cast skills will now properly target allies and corpses, and activating an aura with quick-cast will no longer stop player-characters from moving. The update also improves quick-casting for skills like Inferno and Arctic Blast, and melee skills activated with quick-cast will now allow the player to move to mouse cursor locations outside of a town. Patch 2.3.1 is currently live on PC and consoles, excluding the Nintendo Switch version, which will receive the update at a later time.
Originally a feature only present in the console version of the game, the quick-cast feature, along with a corresponding active skills bar showing which keys abilities are mapped to, was added to Diablo II: Resurrected on PC earlier this month. It brings the decades-old game more in line with modern action-RPGs like Diablo III by allowing players to activate skills directly by pressing hotkeys, rather than hotkeys simply swapping the skills to the left or right mouse button. Quick-cast is an optional feature on PC, and can be turned off or on in the game’s setting.