Accounts using exploit to be investigated.
By Tim Colwill on May 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm
Blizzard have pulled both the Diablo 3 real money and gold auction houses offline today following the discovery of a new way to duplicate gold using an exploit introduced in the just-released patch 1.0.8.
It seems the glitch centers around the ability of users to cancel transactions before they are complete, resulting in a duplication of the gold involved. Acting swiftly, Blizzard have pulled the plug and also announced they will be investigating accounts found to be exploiting the glitch.
“After the release of Patch 1.0.8 this morning, we made the decision to take the gold and real-money Auction Houses offline to investigate a bug that certain players were exploiting to dupe gold. Our team is working hard to fix any outstanding issues and take appropriate actions with the accounts involved,” reads the statement.
“The Auction House services will be restored as soon as the situation is resolved. As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and fun gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we’ll continue to monitor activity on Battle.net and take action as needed.”
Patch 1.0.8 is otherwise quite excellent-looking (read the patch notes here), with players now receiving a 10% bonus to Magic Find, Gold Find, and Experience per additional player in a multiplayer game, up to a maximum of 30% in a four-player game. Get together with your friends and kill some monsters!