Blizzard Entertainment said the Diablo Immortal product stopped working in Russia and Belarus after two other European countries.
Currently, gamers in Russia and Belarus are banned from accessing PCs, even when using VPN converter software. This limitation marks the arrival of Diablo Immortal’s second season update.
Reports say that, when trying to enter the game, the login and password entry windows no longer appear even when using a VPN. Immediately after the news was spread, many people were puzzled, why Blizzard made such a decision.
Diablo Immortal according to foreign media is said to still be able to access this game from mobile phones, even though their accounts are banned. Also, players in those regions can access the game by changing their region with the help of a VPN on PC.
At present, the exact reason for the initiation of this ban in Russia and Belarus remains unclear. Many speculations are that it is because of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that Blizzard made the decision not to sell this product in the two respective markets to express its attitude.
The game Diablo Immortal has received backlash from the large gaming community on many community and regional forums. The fact that this game has received a lot of criticism for its focus on the mobile platform as well as the “pay to win” mode makes the product lose the image of the manufacturer Blizzard.
It is the supposed “pay-to-win” nature of Diablo Immortal’s microtransactions system that has led to this fierce criticism, with players reportedly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in the real world. if they want to maximize the player character’s stats. Despite the prolonged backlash surrounding the game, the US game maker still claims this is a 99.5% free-to-play game.