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Diablo IV First to Hardcore 100 Loses Character to a Disconnect

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Diablo IV is now Blizzard’s fastest-selling game ever, and there are lots of players enjoying their trips into Hell once more. One player recognized as the first to level 100 on Hardcore mode has found his period of glory to be rather short-lived. 

The official Diablo account shared that a player named Carndarak had been the first to notch the coveted level 100 on Hardcore in the #Diablo4Hardcore race. That recognition came at 6 PM EDT yesterday, June 6th. Today, his mighty Barbarian is no more. Lost to a disconnect.

According to PCGamesN, Souaïb ‘cArn’ Hanaf was streaming his adventures on Twitch and working to gear up for the hardest boss fight when his screen froze. You can see in the clip where it happens, when suddenly in the most regular of circumstances, things start looking weird, his character freezes, and the screen goes black. Ouch.

“Hello? Are you kidding me?” he says, seemingly knowing that this is it. It is clearly one of those mundane moments that we’ve all experienced at one point or another, cranked up about 1,000% because of just what was at stake here. While this does not take anything away from his achievements, it is one of the more disappointing ways things could’ve come to an end.

Blizzard  is currently running a promotion on social media with actress Megan Fox set to deliver a eulogy for some fallen Diablo IV characters when players share their character deaths. However, cArn is back again with a new character. His original character is listed as “Slain by vampire bat” instead of slain by technical glitch, but it’s the loss of the gear, which he had nearly maxed, that stings the most. “I don’t care about my level 100, I care about my gear,” he says. Levels you can grind out again, RNG luck is sometimes another story entirely.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.