Blizzard: Authenticator Required for Diablo 3 RMAH

Over the weekend, Blizzard said it updated the Terms of Use for Diablo 3's Real Money Auction House. It now states that players will be required to have a Battle.net Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator attached to their Battle.net account to use Battle.net Balance.

"For clarity, this means you’ll need to have an Authenticator to add to your balance via Battle.net Account Management or to send the proceeds of your real-money auction house sales to your Battle.net Balance," the company said in a forum sticky.

The news isn't surprising given recent reports of account hacking. Diablo 3 players have complained of missing gold and virtual items while others have watched the hacking in real-time. Blizzard has warned customers to use a more sophisticated password, to keep it original to Battle.net, and to use one of the two Battle.net authenticators in order to safeguard their account.

Blizzard said for those who previously added Battle.net Balance to their account prior to the change, they will be able to use it to make make eligible purchases on Battle.net and in the auction house without attaching an Authenticator. However, an Authenticator will be required to add to the balance in the future.

"While we understand that this creates an extra step for players during the login process, we believe this added layer of account protection will help foster a safer auction house environment for all of our players," the company said.

Blizzard's Real Money Auction House for Diablo 3 is slated to go live on Tuesday, June 12. It was originally set to launch one week after the game went retail, but was pushed back to May 29. So far the company seems to be on track for the June 12 launch.

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  • Darkerson
    crisan_tiberiu@ 60$ / game, Activision/Blizzard could have give every Diablo 3 buyer an authenticator... really, how hungry can they be for money?

    Well since the word Activision is in there, that should be self explanatory. Not enough money in the world to make them happy.
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  • Eman25th
    Anonymous said:
    @ 60$ / game, Activision/Blizzard could have give every Diablo 3 buyer an authenticator... really, how hungry can they be for money?


    huhh? authenticator app for any phone is free, you can also call in for free and get your authentication code over the phone now. even if you do buy the little thumb drive authenticator for $6.50 (which i dont thing anyone buys anymore) its worth for not losing your account or possibly Your REAL hard earned money on the RMAH.

    But yes they are gonna make a TON of money from the RMAH probably close to if not more than a small monthly fee.
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  • Onus
    belardoWow.... really funny eh?Spend REAL money to buy virtual junk!

    The irony here is that our "real" money is just paper, not backed by anything; money that's money just because the parasites say it is. Yes, I know the value of a dollar, it's ZILCH.
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  • crisan_tiberiu
    @ 60$ / game, Activision/Blizzard could have give every Diablo 3 buyer an authenticator... really, how hungry can they be for money?
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  • Darkerson
    crisan_tiberiu@ 60$ / game, Activision/Blizzard could have give every Diablo 3 buyer an authenticator... really, how hungry can they be for money?

    Well since the word Activision is in there, that should be self explanatory. Not enough money in the world to make them happy.
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  • Anonymous
    LOL u havent seen nothing yet! Just wait n give them time to come up with more ways to nickle n dime u
    to death. :p
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