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Diablo 3 Officially Beaten on Inferno/Hardcore Mode

Blizzard's community manager Bashiok confirmed on Tuesday that Canadian gamer Kripparrian (with help from wizard friend Krippi) was the first person to complete Diablo 3's Inferno difficulty using a high-level character in Hardcore mode.

While some us as are still working on Act I in the Normal "kiddie" difficulty setting (hey, I waited for the Blizzard Launch Blues to subside, thank you very much), he successfully completed the isometric dungeon crawler on its hardest difficulty level using a character that will bring the game to an end if it dies. That means all the loot, all the gear, all that progress... gone. Game over, man. Game over.

"My apologies Kripp and Krippi, looks like you were 1st HC Inferno clear. (my spreadsheet deciphering isn't what it used to be) Congrats!" Bashiok's tweet stated after there was some confusion about the "first ever" accomplishment.

In a video posted on YouTube, Kripp said the duo wanted to beat Diablo 3 in Inferno-Hardcore mode before Blizzard applied the recent 1.0.3. patch. The update makes the bosses and mobs in Inferno a little easier so that players can obtain better gear earlier on. Knowing this, the duo made plans to march right through the game before the patch rained on their parade.

"We wanted to beat the game when it was hard, at its hardest point possible," Kripp said. "So it was a race against time."

He said once they learned that the patch would actually hit the PC game the next day, they knew there was roughly 9 hours left to complete Act IV in Inferno-Hardcore mode. Time was ticking.

"We were able to move through the game and take time on-software to practice and make sure our strategy was not necessarily perfect, but good enough. That we would have a decent chance of beating the clock, to beating Inferno-Hardcore."

Well done in making all other Diablo 3 players look like noobs! Due to the possible spoilers, Kripp's video of Diablo's defeat can be seen here.

  • vrumor
    Take a shower ffs.
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  • Eman25th
    anyone know if Hardcore has a separate Auction house?
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  • mpioca
    Eman25thanyone know if Hardcore has a separate Auction house?
    Yes, separate AH for the hardcore mode. :)
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  • time on-software
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  • bak0n
    So Blizzard rewards those who defeat it by deleting all the gear? Guess I'm sticking to Titan Quest then.
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  • Memnarchon
    To be honest, I don't know if this is legit, they abused the hydra bug with the life after each kill, which is fixed on 1.03. Having your life full all the time by using a bug is not a fair way to beat Diablo. On the other hand Blizzard knew about this bug since the release of the game but they didnt do anything and other people that knew the bug, didn't manage to kill Diablo.
    So, even they didn't beat Diablo without bugs, at least they beat Diablo in HC mode, so grats to them :).
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  • aggroboy
    MemnarchonTo be honest, I don't know if this is legit, they abused the hydra bug with the life after each kill, which is fixed on 1.03. Having your life full all the time by using a bug is not a fair way to beat Diablo. On the other hand Blizzard knew about this bug since the release of the game but they didnt do anything and other people that knew the bug, didn't manage to kill Diablo. So, even they didn't beat Diablo without bugs, at least they beat Diablo in HC mode, so grats to them .I don't know why you find that such a big deal. No matter how full Krippi's was, he'll die if an Act 3-4 mob so much sneezes on him.
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  • radon_antila
    bak0nSo Blizzard rewards those who defeat it by deleting all the gear? Guess I'm sticking to Titan Quest then.No, but I can see how you might be confused by the wording in the article.

    Apart from the difficulty levels of Normal, Nightmare, Hell and Inferno (in that order of increasing difficulty), there are two character categories: Normal and Hardcore. The difference between a Normal character and a Hardcore character is that the Hardcore character is able to perma-death. That is: if a Normal character dies, the character just gets revived and tries again; if a Hardcore character dies, there is no resurrection - that character is permanently dead and all progress is lost.

    Basically, these guys finished the hardest difficulty level of the game with only one life, when most players can't even finish it with multiple lives.
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  • djmcave
    "We were able to move through the game and take time on-software to practice and make sure our strategy was not necessarily perfect, but good enough. That we would have a decent chance of beating the clock, to beating Inferno-Hardcore."

    You might want to change it to Softcore not software, as opposed to hardcore.
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  • PCgamer81
    As awesome as Diablo 3 is, I am sure I will make my way to hardcore/inferno before it's all said and done (hopefully).

    Edit: Why would anyone thumb the above down??? Idiots. Some people are base idiots.
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