Diablo Immortal accounts and leveling services are already for sale

Daniel Sims

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Cutting corners: Blizzard's new free-to-play Diablo game already faces criticism for allegedly egregious microtransactions and pay-to-win design. Less than a week after Diablo Immortal's launch, a gray market where players can purchase accounts and boosting services has already emerged.

Diablo Immortal players have only had a few days with the game, but many have already started selling high-level characters and offering to level up other characters for a fee. Simply searching "Diablo Immortal boosting" uncovers several websites offering gray market services.

Vice encountered one player who spammed the in-game chat to advertise one such site, "P2PAH". The site sells level 60 characters for $200, services to boost characters from level 1 to 60 for $117, and in-game platinum coins for cents. Other sites sell level boosting, coaching, farming, campaign completion, battle pass completion, and other services starting at a few dollars each.

Diablo Immortal features microtransactions designed to speed up player progression. Like in many games that sell virtual goods, this begs the question of whether Blizzard balanced its game to encourage buying them. However, the fact that users are already paying others to play the game for them suggests a serious barrier between starting the game and having fun.

Players are criticizing Blizzard because it can cost thousands of dollars to max out a Diablo Immortal character. The game's loot boxes have already gotten it banned in Belgium and the Netherlands, where it runs afoul of gambling regulations.

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Ludak021

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This is pathetic. Everything else aside, someone willing to spend hours leveling someone who pays them $6 is very very sad.
 

urielejh

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I like the lore, the story, smashing through hordes of enemies and traveling across areas and so on.. everything else is just nonsense.
 

cuerdc

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Looks like a spin off king of avalon which briefly played before realised up against so many people paying so much to advance on a free mobile game.
Going off the amounts witnessed spent on there these types of pay to win games are a gold mine for such a basic game as the prices are obscene and they just constantly raise the bar bringing out new stronger items to buy.
All pay to win games should be banned and just stick to selling cosmetic items like the fortnite model.
 

cuerdc

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True amounts it can total to is breathtaking yet if people are willing to pay for it why not but at least for myself I had a period of enjoyment playing and good laughs but soon gave up as couldn't keep up with the spenders.
I just don't understand it even the latest top pc/console games are expensive yet some pay more weekly on little mobile games like these.
 

alchemist83

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True amounts it can total to is breathtaking yet if people are willing to pay for it why not but at least for myself I had a period of enjoyment playing and good laughs but soon gave up as couldn't keep up with the spenders.
I just don't understand it even the latest top pc/console games are expensive yet some pay more weekly on little mobile games like these.
Its on Battlenet on PC. It can ALSO be played on mobile.