The classic Andariel glitch remains in Diablo II Resurrected.
What is the Andariel Glitch?
Affectionately referred to as the “Andy Farm” by veteran players, the Andariel Glitch is a staple of the classic Diablo II experience. So, it’s great to see Blizzard allowing it to remain in the remaster.
The glitch is very easy to execute, which is excellent news for new players. Completing the glitch permanently alters Andariel’s loot pool.
Typically, when a boss is killed in the story, the loot it drops is better upon the first kill than subsequent kills. Using this glitch, however, maintains Andariel’s original drop chances no matter how many times you kill her.
This is a classic exploit that players have loved to execute since it was first discovered in the original game.
Is the Andariel Glitch Safe to Use?
Yes. The Andariel glitch is safe to use and will get no players banned for using this exploit. It has become a staple of the Diablo II experience, so much so that it remains even in the remaster.
So, players can rest easy knowing that this glitch is both easy to execute and entirely safe to take advantage of.
How to do the Andariel Glitch
The Andariel Glitch is fairly easy to execute and only requires making it to the end of Act I.
The glitch is very easy to execute, which is great news for new players. It involves defeating Andariel for the first time and then quickly returning to the starting camp through the portal that spawns upon her defeat.
Once through the portal, players will want to go directly to Warriv, listen to what he has to say, and immediately choose the option to head East.
That’s it. That’s all that players have to do to execute the Andariel Glitch.
For a visual rundown of how to execute the glitch, check out Rejnols’ video below.
Using this method, players will be able to farm Andariel for loot until their heart’s content. This is especially great on higher difficulties where the drop rates on essential gear are even better.
The Andariel Glitch is a fun bit of the game to farm, and I give Blizzard a lot of credit for allowing it to remain in this iteration of Diablo II. It never makes sense to me when fun glitches are unnecessarily patched in single-player/co-op experiences.
Personally, I have executed the glitch but haven’t made much use of it on normal difficulty. I’m more focused on completing the story for the first time and then mapping out my runs from there.
Will you be executing the Andariel Glitch, or have you done so already? What do you think of Blizzard allowing it to remain in the remaster? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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