Diablo III servers go live in Australia

Blizzard introduces local Australian servers in the lead-up to the launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.

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Blizzard Entertainment Australia last night announced the introduction of local Diablo III servers in Australia. Hosted in a data centre in Sydney, players are currently able to access the servers.

The servers are linked with the existing Americas region, so all characters, gold and experience are unaffected. Players connecting locally will not need to select Australia from a server drop-down menu.

Players who create Hardcore characters in ANZ will only be allowed to play on Australian servers. The implementation of local servers will not change how players will activate the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion pack, as product activation and initial authentication will still be handled by Battle.net servers in the Americas.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is slated for a release on March 25 this year. Blizzard shut-down the in-game auction house earlier this month, following an announcement made in September last year.

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