The Diablo community is often a hotbed of heated debate to say the least, which is testament to just how passionate the fans of the ARPG really are. It isn’t all slanging matches about the need for Diablo 4 or ongoing issues with the game, but offering a helping hand to those still discovering the popular Blizzard franchise.
One common theme for newcomers is the issue with potentially hacked items, particularly in console versions of the game. Battle.net user Fairmountain raised this issue, stating that “ many of the significantly higher difficulty settings (like Empowered GR150) are simply not possible to participate with legit items.”
In terms of non-season play, this can be a problem for players. As far as seasons are concerned, the problem with item hacks is completely eradicated, since you are required to log into a server. Thankfully, season have been introduced to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 after a long wait, so it is recommended that if you want to avoid item hacks you should stick to seasons. If players are looking to group, this should only be done in seasons, and once they end, be sure to make sure to play solo only to avoid your account being affected.
Special thanks to Demonmonger for outlining how to avoid such issues on the console versions of Diablo III.