Twitch streamer spends £5,000 on Diablo Immortal and gets nothing

Quin with Diablo

Microtransactions are hell (Image: Blizzard/Pexels/Quin69)

In yet another strike against the ill-fated mobile game, a New Zealand streamer has spent £5,000 on Diablo Immortal and received nothing of value.

diablo immortal, Blizzard’s new mobile game has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced. The action RPG was released on June 2nd and has garnered a viewership of 0.7 on Metacritic over the past few days.

A lot of the problems stem from the game’s ridiculous microtransactions. Asmongold, a Twitch streamer known for his World Of Warcraft streams, has proven the game is pay-to-win by earning rare loot with a paid boost, but effectively nothing after the boost ends.

Now, Twitch streamer Quin69 has spent NZD10,000 (£5,137) on the game and has become increasingly angry while making absolutely nothing of value from the spending spree.

In his stream, Quin aimed to acquire some rare gems that are used to upgrade equipment. Gems are split into star ratings based on rarity, with his cash not enough to snag a single five-star gem.

Quin kept tabs on his audience spend, eventually hitting a whopping NZ$10,335.51 before succumbing to a rant as he danced around the room yelling about various things he could have bought instead.

As examples he gave a whole school career up to 18 for a child and a car.

Quin shows how much he spent

At least he’s calm about it… (Image: Quin69)

The Blizzard game has been banned Launched in the Netherlands and Belgium for its loot boxes, while the game continued to be bombarded with low reviews on both Apple’s and Google’s app stores, as well as on Metacritic.

Other players have found that the game will take several years to fully upgrade a character, or spend a total of $100,000 (£79,758).

Despite player complaints, the game remains popular on Twitch with 25,000 viewers across all streams and currently tops the charts in the app stores.

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