You may have read our post on the best XP farm spots in Diablo Immortal. If you’ve visited any of these areas, have you noticed dozens of people standing around attacking thin air? Well, there’s a good reason for that. They’re AFK farming XP. Yep, you can gain levels while not even playing the game—a throwback to the old school days of Diablo II when Mephisto and Pindlebots ran wild. The methods have changed, though, and now, instead of running a bot and risking getting your computer hacked, all you need is a spoon and a mobile device.
How do you AFK farm in Diablo Immortal?
Here’s how it works. On mobile devices, auto attacks lock onto nearby enemies. In theory, all you would need to do is find a way to make your character continuously attack to get XP while you’re not actually playing the game yourself. In comes the spoon. By resting a metal spoon on your primary attack button, your character will continuously attack, locking on to any nearby enemies automatically. It basically emulates your finger tapping the screen over and over again.
By placing your character in a spot between a few mob packs, you can auto-farm experience pretty efficiently by using this method. Mobs spawn, you attack them automatically, they die, and you gain experience. People do this in groups of four players to optimize the experience gained while AFK.
So next time you’re in a highly-populated area, and you see a bunch of people standing around attacking nothing, they’ve probably got a spoon resting on their mobile device. Is this a problem? Sort of. Having 20+ people in one area AFK farming experience can certainly be annoying. It can also make completing bounties and other area-specific quests more difficult.
The fix to this problem is simple: space out mobs more so that it’s only possible to attack one pack of monsters at a time. That will make this farming method inefficient and reduce the number of people doing it. Probably easier said than done.
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