Diablo 4 has some benefits from being online-only but the constant connection has resulted in limitations for some players. It was recently revealed that certain mods can actually get players banned from the game if they aren’t careful.
Adam Fletcher, the game’s community director, posted on the game’s forums to warn fans against modding. While there are certain mods that Activision Blizzard will allow, anything that affects gameplay is actively discouraged.
"The Blizzard EULA explicitly prohibits cheating, bots, hacks, and any other unauthorized software which automates, modifies, or otherwise interferes with the game. This is important to players’ security as well as the game’s long-term integrity," Fletcher posts.
However, Fletcher did make it clear that Diablo 4 is okay with cosmetic mods like TurboHUD4. This is a mod that lets players edit the game’s overlay and UI, which is harmless in the grand scheme of things.
"With that in mind, we want to make it clear that TurboHUD4, like any game-modifying software, is prohibited for use with Diablo IV. Players who install this kind of software will put their accounts at risk for disciplinary action, which can include permanent suspension," finished Fletcher.
Even if the move is disappointing to some, it does make sense. After all, Diablo 4 is an online-only game and anything that can alter the gameplay could ruin the experience for others. PvP is a major part of the game, even if it’s not the main attraction, and mods could ruin that if players aren’t careful.
Unfortunately, things haven’t been looking too good for the hack-and-slash RPG. Activision Blizzard actually apologized for Season 1, admitting that it just isn’t fun to play. Fans also want the game to have an offline mode since it’s been victim to DDoS attacks in the past.
Diablo 4 is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.