Authentication Key without the need of using the CD

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So I decided to buy Diablo 3 reaper of souls hard copy without diablo 3 itself since I have money to buy it. The problem is that my pc doesn’t have a cd port so can I just use the authentication key instead or do I have to have the cd as well? Also should I redeem it right away or buy the actual game then redeem it?
You should be able to log in to your Blizzard Account Settings from your Europe Profile: https://eu.diablo3.com/en/profile/StealthySpy1-2917/hero/108155718

Click the down-arrow to the right of your username in the upper right corner of the page and then click "Account Settings".

When you're logged in you should see a large green button, on the right side of the page, that says "Add a Game Key". Click it and add the Key from your physical copy of RoS.

Once it's been accepted you should be able to install RoS from the Blizzard Battle.net App the next time you run it. (Or it may update and install automatically).
08/14/2018 10:39 AMPosted by StealthySpy1
So I decided to buy Diablo 3 reaper of souls hard copy without diablo 3 itself since I have money to buy it.


Looking at your account you only have chars level 13 and below. That indicates you might be on a Starter account. In order to play Reaper of Souls you must buy the Diablo 3 base game. You can't apply the RoS key to your Battlenet account until you do that.

As for the download, you have the whole game already on your PC. All you have to do is add the game keys for D3 and RoS to unlock the content. You don't need a CD drive.
RoS is just an expansion. You need to purchase basic D3 as well.
Look like you already have the starter edition, once you buy D3+RoS, you can redeem the game keys as mentioned by Persue.

You don't need to download anything. The game keys shall unlock the full edition and RoS, which are contained in starter edition.

Edit: beaten by MissCheetah :)
OP also posted on Europe English Tech Support...
https://eu.battle.net/forums/en/d3/topic/17622622563
... and I provided a response before seeing the conversation here....
i just buy this game at walmart today and i am installing the game and on my account to put in my key code thingy and it saying
An error has occurred.
The code you entered cannot be claimed. Please check the code and try again. If you see this error again, please try again later, as the game or website may be undergoing maintenance.) the code is brand new so why is it doing that plus the page isn't undergoing any maintenance or i won't be able to enter the key so there is a problem here
What are you trying to enter the code for ? Diablo III ? Reaper of Souls ?

Are you sure you are typing the code correctly ?

Edit : I tried to lookup your web profile... but it is not available.... is this a new account?
08/15/2018 02:04 PMPosted by Boubou
Edit : I tried to lookup your web profile... but it is not available.... is this a new account?
https://us.diablo3.com/en/profile/ByCrikey-1201/hero/103535810
i got it in the key code it looked like a o but was a d my bad
08/16/2018 05:06 AMPosted by ByCrikey
i got it in the key code it looked like a o but was a d my bad
no problem.... errors do happen and these key codes are not the easiest one to input. I'm glad you were able to figure it out.

Best of luck in your games.
08/16/2018 05:36 AMPosted by Boubou
I'm glad you were able to figure it out.
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/d3/topic/20767567744

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