Diablo Immortal Players In 'Orb Debt' Banned From Certain Activities
Players are now stuck in deep debt and locked from certain activities.
Blizzard has banned players from entering player-versus-player activities if they have a negative orb balance. Recently, Blizzard confiscated the orbs from most players who purchased Eternal Orbs from third-party websites, leaving them in huge debt. To remedy this, players need to clear their debts by purchasing orbs through official channels.
Blizzard now says that players with negative orb balances will be barred from participating in competitive multiplayer modes, as reported by PCGamesN.
Community lead Adam ‘PezRadar’ Fletcher wrote on Reddit that a hotfix barring these in-debt players is in the works and will be patched to the game soon.
One Diablo Immortal whale affected by the ban requested their character be rolled back instead of payinga US$34,000 fee to pay off their account's negative orb balance.
It's unclear how these third-party sites obtained the orbs in the first place, given that they're exclusively available on the in-game store. The cash is not provided by the game's battle pass or daily incentives.