The biggest change is that Plague has now 3 socketed swords instead of general weapons. A further change is the -1 bonus to All Skills D2R items cheap, and the deletion of +strength, since Fal has been removed from the game. A boost in damage has been added as a major benefit to raw damage. Other stats are identical.
Plague was a bit strange at beginning, but it had some uses, maybe for casters. YouTuber Drunski125 points out the fact that Plague is restricted to swords only is an error. "If you could put it into scepters. Imagine a +3 Fist of Heavens Scepter that you roll Plague in, which grants the player a cleansing aura.
As well as an extra skill point; a further incentive to choose something different from Hoto. Let's say for a trapsin you are awarded a +3 light sendry and a +3 claw of death, you could roll Plague, receive +4 for traps, cleansing aura. This is yet another reason for something different from Hoto. "Blizzard has yet to announce when Diablo 2 Resurrect's v2.4 is due to be released.
D2r 2.4 Release Date and the Time Diablo 2 Resurrected. The designers of Diablo volume two Reanimated Blizzard have officially confirmed dates for the D2r 2.4 release diablo II resurrected items. The game would be receiving many notifications as due to this surface.