Apple Silicon Native Version of Diablo III

Hi! I’m an avid Blizzard fan and I just so happen to play my Blizzard games on Macs.

I happen to have one of the new Apple Silicon Macs with the M1. I’m wondering if there are plans for an Apple Silicon native (be it a Universal Binary or standalone) release of either Diablo III or at least the Blizzard/Battle.net app launcher.

If the PowerPC to Intel transition is any indication of things to come, Apple will very likely deprecate Rosetta 2 (and, with it, the ability to run any Intel Mac binaries) eventually leaving our ability to run Blizzard games that are not WoW: Shadowlands in limbo.

Are there plans to update any other Blizzard Mac games/apps to support the new architecture, or was WoW: Shadowlands the only one? And if the former case, will Diablo III be among them?

Thank you to any blues that reply!

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No going to happen, the game is on life support. Besides, the game runs fine in Rosetta 2.

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^.

In fact the literal second anything causes it to break on macOS, you can bet there will be a blue post going “yep, apple broke it, sorry mac support for this is gone too”

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Well not really seeing any issues except the odd slow inventory issue with either M1 or M1 Max Macs using 12.1 beta 4 with D3 via Rosetta 2. So for now smooth sailing for awhile. :wink:

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At some point in time, Apple will stop using Rosetta as they did with Intel Macs from PowerPC. Maybe 3 more years on Apple Silicon Macs? If you want to upgrade to the latest Mac OS

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One of the things I noticed with MacOS 12.1RC is how playing D3 is hardly getting hot any more. Mac Fan Control used to show a M1 iMac playing GR 115+ for extended periods as about 80C, now its like 69C . I can put my hand on the Mac where it was quite warm to touch and it barely warm now by where the heat comes out. Also 2.7.2 hasn’t been having much of the slow inventory display issue as with 2.7.1 and before. Yes don’t have to toggle graphics H to L and back work around. So even if this is running under Rosetta 2, it is considerably more efficient and running more smoothly except when servers overloaded ( lag).

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