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Bug in Diablo III allow Wizards to become invincible, Blizzard still working on a fix

By: Muhammad Qasim Hassan

  |   July 24th, 2012   |  
News, Uncategorized
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Blizzard just cannot seem to get a break as it finds itself encountering yet another challenge, this time involving a bug that makes Wizard players invincible for an indefinite length of time.

The exploit, which is triggered by using certain spells and skill-modifying runes in a specific sequence, is reportedly in use by Diablo players for at least a day and yet the developer is still in the process of coming up with a fix for the problem.

The discovery of a bug that offers invincibility is of grave concern for both the company as well as players who are either unaware of the method to activate the exploit or prefer to stay away from unfair play.

With invincibility activated, players are able to clear out the toughest parts in the dungeon crawler and getting their hands on the best possible gear. One of the greatest concerns, however, is regarding the exploitation of the Real Money Auction House as these players will not have much trouble getting their hands on coveted loot and putting it up for sale.

The game’s official forums are full of angry gamers who are complaining about the unfair advantage being enjoyed by the Wizard players and are demanding an immediate fix.

In a statement released a few hours ago, Blizzard informed the Diablo III players that it is currently working on resolving the issue. It further went on to request for their help in identifying and reporting any other bugs so that the developer can take care of it in a timely manner.

“We are currently rolling out a hotfix for a recent bug regarding invulnerable Wizards. We will continue to carefully monitor this issue and welcome anyone with information about bugs or hacks to submit a detailed report to our Hacks Team by emailing hacks@blizzard.com, or by completing the Hacks Report web form. In your correspondence, please include any steps necessary to replicate the issue as well as any additional details you are able to provide,” read the statement.

It is not clear how Blizzard plans on dealing with the players who used the bug to their advantage and how the exploitation of the Real Money Auction House will be dealt with.

Ever since the launch of Diablo III on May 15, 2012, Blizzard has been facing one issue after another. While there is no question about the game being one of the best titles of the year, the experience has been severely damaged because of the numerous issues that have been plaguing it, be it login issues because of server overload, problem with latency or getting stuck with the starter edition for up to three days after digitally purchasing the game.

Blizzard has been working round the clock to tackle these issues and doing a pretty good job. However, every new problem or bug that springs up does damage the overall Diablo III experience severely and goes against the company for taking such a long time to release the game and still allowing such things to sneak through into the final product.