'Diablo 3' security tightened for Auction House launch

Blizzard details security changes to Diablo 3, which features an authenticator for its auction house

Diablo 3 users will be required to use an authenticator before adding to their monetary balance through Battle.net and sending proceeds from the upcoming real-money auction house to their account, Blizzard said in preparation of the launch of its auction house.

In a post on the official forum, the company stated users will be required to use a Battle.net Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator attached to their Battle.net account.

"This means you'll need to have an Authenticator to add to your balance via Battle.net Account Management or to send the proceeds of your real-money auction house sales to your Battle.net Balance," Blizzard confirmed.

"Please note that players who previously added Battle.net Balance to their account prior to this change will be able to use it to make eligible purchases on Battle.net and in the auction house without attaching an Authenticator. However, an Authenticator will be required to add to your balance in the future, as explained above."

"While we understand that this creates an extra step for players during the login process, we believe this added layer of account protection will help foster a safer auction house environment for all of our players," Blizzard said.

Blizzard updated its Diablo 3 Terms of Use last week with its new security information. When the real-money auction house opens, players will have be required to re-confirm their acceptance of these terms.

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