Blizzard I celebrated in April the first alpha for pc from Diablo II: Resurrected, a title that in addition to computers will reach PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch throughout this year. Taking advantage of the publication of that closed test, community mud managed to extract the files to allow any gamer who could try this title even without the invitation that was needed for it. Blizzard has become aware of the existence of these mods and he has sent a letter in which they ask him to cease the activity.
These tools not only allow access to the closed test of Diablo II: Resurrected without the need for an invitation, but also open content not available in that alpha: play using classes that could not be chosen during the trial period, access the game offline, create games online on unofficial servers D2ROffline was one of those modifications of the original files and its creator, Belgian programmer Ferib Hellscream, has told Kotaku that He did not create it for the purpose of publishing it, but for; later I shared it with friends, these with other users and finally it ended up on the net as a paid product.
Blizzard argues that these mods compromise the security of your games
Others emerged from this mod, such as D2RModding– This was created by Shalzuth, a developer based in the United States. Apparently, this person will have received your letter from cease and desist by a private investigator hired by Blizzard, a method of pressure to make the release work more effectively with the intention of removing the mod from the Internet as soon as possible. Both have already withdrawn from the network both the projects and all the material related to them, such as videos and articles.
Blizzard, for its part, also wanted to give some more context to these decisions. The company explained to Kotaku through a representative that “they appreciate the enthusiasm of the community. mud” but what these mods in particular they are “atypical and put the security of their games at risk”, that is why they have decided to take legal action. That s, they assure that both Diablo II: Resurrected As the Diablo II original will maintain their compatibility with mods.