Duping Bug Appears in Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Banks Closed (UPDATED)
UPDATE: A Bethesda spokesperson has sent us the following statement:
Yesterday, the team identified an item duping bug in ESO that some players chose to exploit. We acted quickly, and have since fixed the issue. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to abusing exploitable bugs, and those who were found doing so will have their game account permanently banned.
Sounds like those who exploited the bug will be needing new accounts very soon.
A duping bug has caused the shutdown of Guild Banks in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Elder Scrolls titles are known for their bugs, but when they hit MMOs, they can be a serious problem. In a post on the game’s official forum, Zenimax announced the closure of guild banks. While they’re apparently already working on resolving the issue, the Reddit post that first reported the issue claims that billions of gold and rare materials have been pumped into the game as a result of the bug.
The video below shows how the glitch worked. Normally, we wouldn’t post this, but as guild banks are shut down, the glitch is no longer operative.
According to Reddit users, this bug has been present since beta, which could compromise lots of accomplishments in the game. While it’s not unusual to hear about bugs in an Elder Scrolls title, issues like this in MMOs can have far-reaching effects.
We’ve reached out to Zenimax to find out what they plan to do to address these issues, and we’ll update this story with any response we receive.