Diablo 4 and Blizzard frustrated a lot of players with the launch of Season 1, “Season of the Malignant.” While the game’s launch was superior, introducing the new season brought many controversial changes and player frustration. Not to forget the revelation of a game-breaking exploit. However, Blizzard has been banning players who took advantage of it.
The exploit in question permitted players to disconnect their internet connection during gameplay, transferring items from their primary eternal character to their seasonal character. This loophole allowed players to bypass several progression steps, giving them an unfair advantage.
This was first spotted on Diablo 4’s subreddit. Multiple players have reported receiving bans, corroborating the initial post. Blizzard has confirmed that they have addressed the bug in a recent hotfix, ensuring no further instances of this exploit can occur. While the players generally agree that the bans are justified, there is some concern about the number of players who may have used this exploit and how this could affect the game’s economy.
Diablo 4’s patch 1.1.1 is set to release on August 8. The player base cannot wait for this update to land, as it promises many changes. These are supposed to respond directly to the criticisms raised since the new season’s debut. The changes include buffs for various classes and change in health pools for bosses. Until then, see you around.