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Procrastination caused me to only reserve my copy of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls this morning at Best Buy. I'm not sure this will count as a preorder by which I can earn preorder loot. How does Blizzard determine what constitutes a Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls preorder?

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    The most logical guess would be some form of one-time-use code in addition to the serial key, given out by retailers or inside the packaging for the game. – TZHX Mar 25 '14 at 13:04
  • @TZHX agreed, just trying to figure out if this mornings reservation will count based on how they're doing it. Hoping someone who went through the process will have the answer. – ahsteele Mar 25 '14 at 13:20
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    If you are talking about these golden wings that everybody has now, then the answer would be: "They don't. You just have to register your copy before 31/03 to get these wings". Otherwise I don't have any idea how they track it. Most probably just like @TZHX said – Novarg Mar 25 '14 at 15:19
  • Hey Ash, if you feel like any of the answers below helped you out, go ahead and mark it with a check! – Mkalafut Apr 4 '14 at 20:26
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    @Mkalafut thank you for the reminder, I had forgotten to close the loop on this question. ;) – ahsteele Apr 4 '14 at 21:47
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If you redeem your CD key / activation key before March 31st, you will get the pre-order bonuses. A member of my online community bought the game digitally yesterday and got the wings without pre-ordering.

Technically if you went to your local retailer and bought a copy before March 31st you'll still get your pre-order bonuses.

TL;DR: Anyone who redeems their activation (retail or digital) key before the end of March will get their pre-order bonuses.

Additionally, if you pre-ordered a physical copy of the game but didn't receive it before March 31st, you can receive the pre-order items by submitting a ticket to Blizzard support.

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In Germany we don't have Best Buy but I preorder my games at Gamestop. There you get an piece of paper with an one-time-use code inside the game's box or they hand it out when you come to get your game at the release date.

I think Best Buy would do it in the same way. I'm pretty sure the game will include an one-time-use code.

  • Now that the game is available for retail and preorders from third party sites have been honoured, has anyone actually received such a code? I pre-ordered a copy from GMG and got no such code apart from the registration key for the game that was in the box with the disc. – Kurley Mar 26 '14 at 13:04
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    It's possible that the registration key includes data about your preorder but it's just a guess. – Lukas Warsitz Mar 26 '14 at 13:25
  • @Kurley, refer to my answer. All codes redeemed before March 31st will get the pre-order items. – Mkalafut Mar 27 '14 at 13:12
  • @Mkalafut I've upvoted your answer ;-) – Kurley Mar 27 '14 at 15:36
  • @Kurley Thanks! Hopefully he selects an answer at some point. – Mkalafut Apr 1 '14 at 15:24

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