In upcoming weeks, Blizzard Entertainment will release a new Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction patch. What new features will it have? Will it have bug fixes? Will it have anti-cheating enhancements? New items? I do not know any of those answers.
Expect a No-CD patch. Warcraft III will get No-CD patch this week. Starcraft got it with patch 1.15.2 just a few weeks ago. Things are moving forward in benefit of players. What is the purpose behind this unexpected move by Blizzard? It is unknown. An upcoming press release might be able to shed some light to justify this decision.