First Diablo 4 Player To Reach Level 100 On Hardcore Loses Character Over Disconnection

Souaïb ‘cArn’ Hanaf, the player who reached this stage after playing 82 hours, died through a disconnection.

Story Highlights

  • The first player to reach level 100 on Diablo 4’s hardcore mode has died because of a bad internet connection.
  • Souaïb ‘cArn’ Hanaf, a Twitch streamer who spent 82 hours in the game to reach this stage, lost his Barbarian after his game disconnected.
  • The streamer was acknowledged by Blizzard as the first user to reach max level on the RPG’s hardest mode.

Twitch streamer Souaïb ‘cArn’ Hanaf, the first Diablo 4 player to reach max level on hardcore, has lost his Barbarian in the worst way possible: Through disconnection. Right after reaching this milestone in 82 hours, the streamer was ready to take on the RPG’s hardest boss. However, fate had other plans as the streamer’s screen suddenly cut to black after glitching and he was greeted by his character’s sad demise after logging back in.

For the uninitiated, a death in Diablo 4’s “hardcore” mode permanently deletes your character from the game. Hence, if you die once, you will need to start the role-playing title from scratch. Blizzard just recently certified Souaïb ‘cArn’ Hanaf as the first gamer to reach level 100 in this permadeath mode. Hanaf utilized group play to increase his experience gains and reached this level much faster than some other players.

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The streamer was getting ready to face off against the most difficult boss in Diablo 4 and was gearing up on the RPG’s map for this battle. But, Hanaf’s character suddenly started glitching and the game in general began stuttering before it eventually froze and the screen went to black. As anyone else would be in a similar situation, cArn is horrified and in disbelief at the unfortunate situation.

Initially, the Twitch streamer isn’t even able to log back into Diablo 4. However, when he does, he is greeted with the one sight he didn’t want to see: the character creation screen. The five classes of the role-playing game are right in front of him and that means Hanaf’s character has died. Afterward, cArn makes a new character and dives back into the game to confirm if his character has died.

 He sees the Barbarian he invested 82 hours in the Hall of Fallen Heroes, the place where all of you hardcore characters remain forever. The text on the screen does read that cArn character died at the hands of a vampire bat, but we all know the real killer was bad internet. Hanaf collected gear with his Barbarian that was almost at the maximum level and, as the streamer says, losing the loot is what causes the real pain.

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Like any RPG, it isn’t easy to collect all the different items in Diablo 4 and it takes a lot of grinding to get where cArn was. He also had several scrolls of escape, which allow you to essentially escape death but was unable to use them due to the loss of connection. Therefore, the streamer’s Barbarian is now one of the million characters who have died due to bad Internet in gaming.

Since launching on June 6, 2023, Diablo 4 has taken the gaming world by storm. It has quickly become the fastest-selling Blizzard game of all time and players have already played the new RPG for over 93 million hours. Fans and critics alike have praised the latest entry in the franchise and with its marketing showing no signs of dying, it’s bound to set some more records.

You can play Diablo 4 right now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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