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Blizzard Confirms Third Party Tool TurboHud Could Get You Banned From Diablo 4

Diablo 4

If you’re using TurboHud4 to play Diablo 4, you might want to think again. Blizzard has confirmed it could get you banned.

That’s not just hot air, either, Blizzard has, in the past, banned people for using third party tools. But given how popular Diablo 4 has become, they seem particularly concerned about any TurboHud related shenanigans.

TurboHud, currently TurboHud4, is primarily a PC-based overlay that allows you to cram a range of useful Diablo 4 information onto your screen. Is this cheating? It’s a grey area, since the information isn’t as easily accessible to those without the tool. But it does potentially give players an edge.

Also, previous iterations of TurboHud4 have featured a maphack feature, which allows you to see more of the map than you should. We’re not about to risk our Diablo 4 characters but if that’s still present then it can enable cheating.

Blizzard posted a statement on the Diablo 4 forums, explaining that

“We want to make it clear that TurboHUD4, like any game-modifying software, is prohibited for use with Diablo IV. Players who install this kind of software will put their accounts at risk for disciplinary action, which can include permanent suspension.”

The post also notes that the EULA prohibits the use of “cheating, bots, hacks, and any other unauthorized software”. In other words, if you get caught using TurboHud4 or a similar tool, your account is at risk.

Blizzard adds, that it’s “..important to players’ security as well as the game’s long-term integrity.” Given that Diablo 4 season 1 has just kicked off (alongside a poorly received patch), the developer will certainly be keeping an eye on this.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.