Diablo 4 players vow to quit following Elon Musk stream

Diablo 4 players vow to quit following Elon Musk stream
Blizzard Entertainment | Elon Musk

Written by 

Tom Chapman


4th Oct 2023 11:38

For those who ever thought Diablo wasn't hellish enough, how about learning that Twitter/X overlord Elon Musk is a fan of Blizzard's dungeon-crawling legend? That's right, when not accidentally smashing the window to his own Cybertruck, he's stepping into Sanctuary.

Blizzard has done a great job of getting celebrity endorsements for Diablo 4, having previously lured Megan Fox into this nightmarish world. Sadly, there have been criticisms that it's died a death ahead of Season 2. Following Musk's stream, there's bad news as others claim they're going to quit because of it. 

Elon Musk's Diablo 4 stream goes viral

Apparently to test the validity of streaming on X - and in a bid for it to become an all-encompassing platform to rival Twitch - Elon Musk drew his sword for a bout of Diablo 4 on October 2. Taking on the Tier 100 Nightmare dungeon, Musk's lack of Diablo skills were the least of his worries.

The stream was plagued by technical difficulties, meaning we doubt Twitch is quaking in its boots just yet. Musk spent the first five minutes questioning whether he sounded like a chipmunk and didn't actually enter a dungeon until the 13-minute mark. 

Sitting in a dimly lit room (for atmosphere), Musk tried his best with his Werewolf Druid. As X doesn't show live comments on its streams, and only subscribers to the rebranded Twitter Blue can leave them, Musk went whole periods where he'd abandon gameplay just to read your comments. 

Diablo 4's players vow to quit after Musk's stream

Diablo 4 stream Elon Musk
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Although Musk had plenty of support from all the usual suspects, Reddit was less kind to him. On the Diablo forum, one critic wrote, "Another reason to quit D4," while another grumbled, "At one point, you become simply tired of this timeline. Watching a billionaire nerd play D4 is peak brainrot."

When someone said Musk playing would bring people back to Diablo 4, another responded, "It's actively making me want to play less." Another concluded, "Well now i'm definitely quitting." Whether these critics will actually quit remains to be seen.

For all its problems, Musk's X gaming stream was a hit. At the time of writing, over 4.9 million people have watched, making it a certified hit. Then again, we imagine much of this comes from the morbid curiosity of wanting to check out Musk's gaming prowess. Either way, Musk's monopoly is destined to continue. 

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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