Rumors have been flying about an alleged Jay Wilson interview from a Chinese site that confirmed the Arena would be paid DLC, rather than free content in a patch. A fan quoted the whole supposed interview on the B.net forums, and got a reply from a Blue.

    We have no plans to release PvP as paid DLC. As stated previously, our goal is to release PvP with the 1.1.0 content patch (which, as with all of our patches, will be available for free to all Diablo III players). While we don’t have a date to share at this time for when 1.1.0 will released, we’ll be providing more information as the development process continues. Thanks!

    I don’t know if people “really” believed that rumor, or it was just haters spreading it around to do what they could to make other people as unhappy as they are, but it seemed wildly-unlikely to me, even aside from its inclusion of fake Jay Wilson twitter quotes, etc. Jay’s Twitter is right here, and while he’s been much less active since launch, any announcement as big as paid DLC in D3 would be posted on Blizzard.com.

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