Diablo 3 Wizard Exploit Fixed, Barbarian Exploit (Sorta) Found
Aww. It was only a matter of time before Blizzard got around to fixing the Wizard class god mode exploit we wrote about yesterday. After all, it actually made the game more enjoyable for a lot of players*, so of course they would prioritize a fix for it. In a post to the Diablo 3 forums, blizzard announced a hotfix:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Interesting that they’re talking about hacks. This wasn’t a hack, it was a bug. So why lump it in with hacks?
Anyway, no more awesome invincible wizard for you. You’ll have to spend a sh*tload of money in the real money auction house like a good customer. But all is not lost! Enterprising Diablo 3 players have located a semi kinda almost exploit that gives Barbarians a slight edge. Do the following to receive 8% health returned to you per strike:
* Have Furious Charge with Dreadnought Rune
* Charge into opening cinematic (before it begins)
Better start practicing to see if you can make it work. No doubt Blizzard will be sending out their top buzzkillers within the hour to shut it down.
* Yes, I realize it also kind of qualifies as a game breaking bug. But so does persistent internet DRM and the inability to login to your game for days at a time, or access the complete game, after purchasing.