Blizzard Asking Players To Remove Installed Mods For Diablo IV

Diablo IV’s rules are getting stricter daily, and it's best to remove all the mods before getting banned.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 27 Jul 2023

After the successful launch of Diablo IV, Blizzard is taking measurements and drawing a route for what is expected for the title. These include bug fixes, quality-of-life changes, DLC preparation, etc. Although there haven’t been any issues regarding the usual gameplay, Blizzard is now warning people to not use any third-party mods that enhance the game more than it should do if you were to play on vanilla settings. For the uninitiated, vanilla settings mean the stock settings a player would get with the game, anything added to make gameplay better would be a third-party setting and it's usually endorsed by many developers.

Meanwhile, Diablo IV is rather a grind-y title, some players would like to have excessive information about their playthrough. There are some very detailed overlay and HUD- heads-up display- mods available on modding websites like ModDB and Nexus. These additions do not interfere with gameplay as their only duty is to deliver important information about health, enemies, magic power, and more during combat. Suddenly, the mods in every caliber have drawn the interest of Blizzard and there might be heavy fines for the ones who use it.

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TurboHUD4 is one of the additions we have stated above and Blizzard had to make an announcement in order to prohibit the usage of HUD, if players persist with their decision to use the HUD, they will be banned from Blizzard’s online servers. The statement was published through Blizzard’s own blog, and TurboHUD4 was targeted only. Blizzard’s defense was that the addition breaks the integrity and longevity of Diablo IV, and cause a severe opening for hackers to get in through the mods. Although the title is a massive PvE ground, it requires online connectivity to play, therefore the addition of malware through mods can lead up to serious problems for Blizzard.

Blizzard Entertainment’s EULA heavily mentions hacks, cheats, and other game-altering methods of being ban-worthy for a reason, however, it sounds too harsh to ban players solely on wanting to have better information about their enemies and current situation. Not only that, but these strict rules can leave some part of the player base in confusion as they rely on better tools to advance and optimize their runs on Diablo IV.

Atilla Turan (@burningarrow)
Editor, NoobFeed

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Diablo IV


Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Genres: Role-Playing
Themes: Action, Adventure, Hack and Slash
Release Date: 2023-06-06

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