Diablo 4 solo streamer reaches level 100 hardcore race target, but fans question his legitimacy

Diablo 4 solo streamer reaches level 100 hardcore race target, but fans question his legitimacy
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The Diablo 4 hardcore race has already started heating up now that the four-day early access period has concluded. Following cArn_’s initial successful attempt to win the race with the help of his clanmates, a Diablo 4 content creator named wudijo has finally made it to the top as well, making him the first to reach the finish line completely solo.

As he was streaming his attempt, wudijo predictably went through several near-death experiences that had viewers on the edge of their seats. Luckily, he was able to rally in the end with the use of his best Rogue build that made large portions of his playthrough seem like a walk in the park.

Now that he’s been declared as one of the winners, however, some fans aren’t taking his victory all that well since he was able to prepare for the race thoroughly using the in-depth early access period provided by Blizzard. Although most fans that pre-ordered the game were able to play Diablo 4 before its full launch, it seems that wudijo was given an even longer pre-release phase that apparently allowed him to brainstorm optimal strategies for leveling up.

Of course, this has inevitably frustrated a few players since the alleged 10-day head start that wudijo reportedly had was unfair to the rest of the competitors. A handful of users commenting under a certain Reddit post mainly had the same thing to say regarding the streamer’s attempt.

One responder named fuhrerkingpaimon noted that “the others went in blind [while] wudi had 10 days to r&d his strategy.” Another user named boxxeram then went on to add the following: “He had 9 days to plan his route. He already played the game and doing that on HC is an insane advantage.” Although these responses do make some good points about wudijo’s hardcore run, it still doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s an incredibly impressive feat that took a ton of planning, skill, and sheer luck.

Unfortunately, the fact that he did get an early head start over the rest of the player base does fairly disqualify him from having his named immortalized onto Blizzard’s Lilith statue. Nevertheless, wudijo’s name will still be remembered among the community for years to come as the first to conquer the Diablo 4 hardcore mountain completely solo.

Before you start attempting your own hardcore runs, check out our guides on the best Necromancer build, best Sorcerer build, and best Barbarian build in Diablo 4 so you can have an easier time taking down Lilith.

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