Thursday 27 July 2023

Blizzard's Warning to Diablo 4 Players: Cease Game-Modifying Software or Face Permanent Ban


Blizzard Entertainment, the developer behind the popular game Diablo 4, has issued a stern warning to its players. The company has urged players to stop using game-modifying software, warning that failure to comply could result in a permanent ban on their accounts. This move comes as part of Blizzard's commitment to maintaining a fair and secure gaming environment for all players.

Blizzard's Stand on Unauthorized Modifications

In a message posted on the Blizzard forums, Diablo community chief Adam Fletcher clarified the company's stance on unauthorized modifications, many of which are used to cheat. Fletcher specifically mentioned a piece of software, TurboHUD4, which has gained popularity among the community, especially hardcore players pushing against the outer edges of Diablo 4’s endgame.

Blizzard's statement read: “We are committed to keeping the world of Sanctuary a safe and fair place for all players, and our Game Security team constantly monitors for cheats and unauthorized modifications."

The Blizzard EULA and Game Integrity

All Diablo 4 players agree to the Blizzard End User License Agreement (EULA) as a condition of playing the game. The EULA explicitly prohibits cheating, bots, hacks, and any other unauthorized software which automates, modifies, or otherwise interferes with the game. This is crucial for players’ security as well as the game’s long-term integrity.

Blizzard made it clear that TurboHUD4, like any game-modifying software, is prohibited for use with Diablo 4. Players who install this kind of software will put their accounts at risk for disciplinary action, which can include permanent suspension.

TurboHUD4 and Its Features

According to its website, TurboHUD4 adds a customizable overlay to Diablo 4. This allows players to make changes to the world map, add aspect names to the character sheet, and configure plugins. It also enables players to reveal dungeon maps, add a missed items counter to the screen, and add a resource counter.

While many of these features are considered useful quality of life changes that Diablo 4 could incorporate officially, Blizzard’s concern is that software such as TurboHUD4 can also be used for cheating in its always-online game.

Blizzard's Philosophy and Other Games

This statement is interesting in the context of Blizzard’s philosophy for its other games. World of Warcraft, for example, has for many years allowed players to use add-ons that modify the experience. And TurboHUD4 itself has been around for years, used by some Diablo 3 players to boost their play.

Upcoming Events and Updates

In other Diablo 4 news, Blizzard is set to host another Campfire Chat on July 28 at 11am PDT. This much-anticipated livestream will dig into changes coming with the upcoming patch, 1.1.1, expected to launch in the next two weeks. Blizzard staff will discuss balance changes, various quality of life updates, and hold a Q&A segment at the end.


Blizzard's warning to Diablo 4 players about the use of game-modifying software underscores the company's commitment to maintaining a fair and secure gaming environment. While some players may find these modifications useful, the potential for cheating and unfair advantages necessitates strict enforcement of the rules. As the gaming community awaits further updates and changes, it's clear that maintaining the integrity of the game remains a top priority for Blizzard.