Blizzard has this past week released a new patch that no longer limits new Diablo III digital purchasers to the first act of the game.
The change arrived in a previous update and originally restricted unverified paid digital players to progressing only up to level 13.
Blizzard later said it was an ‘unintended consequence’ that players were unable to progress past level 13 and the Skeleton King in the first act.
While that particular restriction has been removed, Blizzard still has the following in place with new players for up to 72 hours:
- No public game access for unverified digital purchasers
- No auction house access (real-money or gold) for unverified digital purchasers
- Unverified digital purchasers cannot trade items or drop items for other players to receive
- Unverified digital purchasers are not able to chat in any public or game channels
- Unverified digital purchasers cannot attach a custom message to friend requests, but they can send/accept friend requests, and play with their friends
- Global Play is not available for unverified digital purchasers
Blizzard explains the restrictions remain ‘in place to deter credit card fraud.’