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Why You Should Never Buy Diablo Immortal Orbs From A Third-Party Site

The air surrounding "Diablo Immortal" has been a tumultuous one ever since the game's now infamous reveal back in 2018. Fans were incredibly unhappy with the fact that the game was announced as a mobile only title, and it only got worse when "Diablo Immortal" passed an unfortunate milestone to earn Blizzard Entertainment's second-lowest user rating on Metacritic.

Despite all of this negativity, controversy hasn't slowed "Diablo Immortal" down and the game has been downloaded by millions. The game's free-to-play nature could be largely contributing to the number of downloads, but the game is very much pay-to-win. Unless, of course, you pay $100K, causing your character to backfire terribly and become too powerful for PvP. In fact, plenty of players who spend enormous amounts of money on "Diablo Immortal" have recently met with some account trouble thanks to purchasing the in-game currency known as Eternal Orbs through third-party websites. What kind of trouble? Being thousands of dollars in debt trouble.

Paying the price for third-party purchases

According to various threads on the "Diablo Immortal" subreddit, players that purchased Eternal Orbs from third-party sites are now showing a negative number of orbs within their games. As a result of this negative balance, affected players can no longer participate in multiplayer events such as rifts, dungeons, or even join player parties of any kind. 

The likely explanation is that the orbs purchased through third-party sites were acquired by said sites through unsavory methods. These dubious orbs could have been obtained through exploiting "Diablo Immortal" glitches or even through stolen credit card information. No matter their origin, it's now apparent that Blizzard is quite adept at finding those that circumnavigated the game's store to purchase Eternal Orbs.

One affected player spoke to jtisallbusiness in a YouTube interview and explained that they purchased their orbs through a site that seemed like a legitimate source of Eternal Orbs gift cards. With an account balance of -2,491,025 orbs, Shia, the player in question, would have to pay roughly $30k to remove that debt. Of course, in Shia's particular case his account was also completely banned in addition to his in-game debt. 

This is a first for the "Diablo Immortal" community, and it could lead to a small exodus of the game's biggest spenders. As stated in his interview with jtisallbusiness, Shia doesn't think he'll be coming back to "Diablo Immortal" after having invested all of that money into a single, now inaccessible, character.