Diablo Immortal becomes Blizzard’s lowest rated game by Metacritic userscore

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Diablo Immortal is now available and users aren’t happy, as the game is now Blizzard Entertainment’s lowest rated game on Metacritic, by userscore.

Now that it has released, as of the time of this writing, Diablo Immortal has achieved one of the worst Metacritic user scores with a 0.5 on smartphones and 0.3 on PC.

It’s not their only game with such a score on the aggregate site, with the re-release of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade also garnering an extremely low, similar score.

When Diablo Immortal was first announced back at BlizzCon in 2018, it was met with widespread criticism from many long time fans of the franchise.

The backlash was quite strong and even had some wondering if it was an out-of-season April fools joke. The developers did poorly in response to disappoint with their now infamous “do you guys not have phones” line.

It seems though that Diablo Immortal would win (or lose) out in comparison, as it has more negative reviews and more total reviews in general to reach their lowly score.

Most of the complaints of the game stem from the heavy amounts of microtransactions present in the game. This is despite the developers stating that they wouldn’t circumvent gameplay. Though it has been reported that maxing out a character in the game could cost up to $110,000.

It’s also interesting to note that this would be Blizzard’s third game in as many years to have achieved a Metacritic user score of below 1.

Their 2020 remaster Warcraft III: Reforged was met with negative reactions due to failing to show their “revamped” cutscenes in the initial announcement, as well as lacking many social features present in the original version. This earned the Warcraft III remake a user score of 0.6 as of the time of this writing.

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