Activision Blizzard appears to be aggressively targeting modders who violate the Diablo 2: Resurrected ToS.
Blizzard is already taking legal harshness against various modders related to Diablo 2: Resurrected. As Kotaku reports, several mod developers received injunctions, one even reports from private detectives who are said to have visited them personally. It’s about mods released for the technical alpha version of Diablo 2: Resurrected.
Not all mods are evil
It is important to distinguish: Blizzard has nothing per se against mods, as the company said in a statement. It only goes against certain programs:
“We recognize that a large part of the longevity of Diablo 2 is the modding community and we appreciate their enthusiasm for the game. Classic game and its mods will continue to exist and we will do our best to keep the mods for too.” We will continue to support Diablo 2: Resurrected. However, some mods are atypical and pose a security threat to our games. Security has always been our top priority and programs that could pose major security problems will not be tolerated.”
Apparently, Blizzard is concerned that some mods could also open the door to cheaters and hackers. And it is quite understandable that the developers want to prevent Diablo 2: Resurrected from being playable without a Battle.net connection, as that would possibly mean the beginning of the end of the copy protection function.