Like its predecessor, it will not be possible to enjoy the title if we are not connected to the network.

Now that the Diablo 4 open beta is starting your last strokes -in theory, the servers will be closed at nine o’clock tonight-, thousands of players were able to experience A sample than the long-awaited fourth part of the saga will bring next June. However, there were also many voices that once again protested against the indispensable condition by Blizzard of having to be connected to the Internet to play.

The fact is that the developer of the title and saga had already made this requirement something indispensable in its previous installment, Diablo III, and it did not generate few criticisms among fans, not forgetting the infamous error 37. With the title launch just a quarter away, we explain the necessity that the game requires a permanent Internet connection.

Permanent connections to Battle.net

Since Blizzard launched its platform to play online, almost all of the company’s titles require us to be connected to the Internet to enjoy their titles. Although there are already games designed for this purpose, such as World of Warcraft, who “launched” the new developer platform was Starcarft 2 Wings of Liberty. It is noteworthy that that title did not require a permanent connection, but if we wanted to enjoy all the features of the title, we had no choice be connected.

However, the case most blatant Of these platform games, it was the third part of the saga in question. When Diablo III was released over ten years ago, it was the first blizzard game which without being a massive multiplayer, required us to be connected to the internet.


And we all know how it started: long queues enter – which rivaled some that WoW had experienced -, connection errors by the large volume of users trying to log in, and (the worst for many) a limited progress to record the data of our session over the Internet.

How to maintain a stable connection with Diablo IV

As already anticipated, Diablo 4 will also need a permanent connection, although in this case it can be justified to some extent by a design decision, and that is the possibility of perform activities in the open world that all players will share simultaneously. Unlike the previous installment, game users share a world with events which may occur at any time; included special bosses or powerful enemies that require a group; without forgetting the pvp options.

Another reason is -obviously- prevent piracy and noting that no one tries to play the game illegally, although hence also the use of servers for the game. Anyway, if what you want is to play Diablo IV in the best conditionsthere are a series of steps or precautions that we can apply when having a stable connectionwhether to play this game or others.

  • Connect your computer directly to the modem: Do not use wireless connections as they are often unstable by themselves, especially if there are other devices connected this way to your modem
  • Close programs that use the connection: You can’t close all of them, but unless you’re going to be streaming, you might want to limit the number of programs that do operations over the Internet.
  • Enable the DMZ option: Under these acronyms, with the name of demilitarized zone (Demilitarized Zone), there is an option in our modems that we can activate to open all the ports and redirect them to a private IP, so that we limit the flow of data to what is essential and that passes through the direction that we defined for the option.

The point is that we have until june to prepare for the arrival of lilith in Diablo IV, and also to adjust our modem connections if we want to avoid problems. And seeing the beta numbers, it’s clear that they will come back some tails. For example, Wall Street predictions about the expected value of the future installment.

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