To celebrate "the 3rd birthday" of Diablo, Blizzard Entertainment has unleashed a tear in time and space that opens up a reality ruled cows -- it's an udderly ridiculous mooove. But despite the artifacts that prove that ancient cows visited Diablo in its past and are still doing so today, Blizzard continues sweeping the truth under the rug.
The rift into the world of the cows will remain open up until May 21 and only those on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 will be able to travel through it. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players, however, will be treated to gold and EXP boosts.
"We've recently herd rumors of an invasion," says Blizzard in a blog post. "Not one of a demonic nature, mind you, for those we are quite accustomed to. No, these rumors allege that townships throughout Khanduras are being overrun by bipedal, bardiche-bearing bovine who are luring weary adventurers to the proverbial slaughter through moosterious orange portals."
In a blog post that may milk every bovine-related pun Blizzard has ever herd, the publisher and developer playfully dismisses the realm of the cows as an unfounded rumor -- it's true, of course.
"There are no homicidal heifers -- there is no invasion," says Blizzard. "And, more specifically, there is no cow level. Anyone who claims otherwise is full of bull and simply milking this terrible prank for all that it's worth."
While it jokingly states that there is no "cowpocalypse," Blizzard warns the residents of Sanctuary to steer clear of the wilds.
The cows, which are very much real and imminent threat to all Diablo III players, have apparently be cowering since Diablo II where they steaked claim of another secret level. To this day, Blizzard continues to deny existence of the cows.
While Blizzard has recklessly ushered in the return of the ancient cows from outer space, the company has stepped up and swung the banhammer at about 100,000 World of Warcraft accounts that were found to be using bots to automate the farming. Those 100,000 6-month bans, made up about 1.4 percent of WoW's roughly 7.1 million active accounts.
Click the video shown to review evidence of cows in Diablo III: