Blizzard has announced that a live maintenance window for Diablo 4 has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, from 02:00 to 05:00 CEST. Per the official Battle.Net launcher, this announcement reveals that during this timeframe, players may experience interruptions of service which might include disconnects, although reconnection should be possible.
The maintenance, although a routine occurrence in Blizzard’s book, is a matter of concern for the hardcore players of Diablo 4. The risk associated with live maintenance for such players is no joke. If the stars misalign and something extraterrestrial unfolds during this window, it might turn terrifying.
Here’s the deal. In the game, players who choose to play in the “Hardcore Mode” are threatened with permanent death. In other words, if their character dies in the game, they lose it forever. These characters, built with numerous hours of gaming, can be extinguished in a blink if something goes wrong during maintenance.
Given the situation, our advice to the hardcore gamers of Diablo 4 is clear. Abstain from playing during the announced maintenance window. The potential risks during this period far outweigh the short-term rewards that could be reaped. After all, no one would want their meticulously-crafted character to face an untimely end due to unforeseen complications from routine server maintenance.