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Diablo 3 Gold Dupe Bug

Posted 8 May 2013 by

Along with the amusing bugs, the Patch 1.0.8 brought along a serious one; a way for players to dupe gold by posting and then canceling items in the Auction House. The Auction House has now been taken down and there is much player speculation about roll backs or other radical steps to fix the economic destruction.

Blizzard hasn’t yet commented other than with their default security message, but hopefully we’ll get more news on this shortly.

Reporting possible hacks, exploits, or cheats these issues is incredibly important to us, but at the same time, we ask that players please remember to report them through the proper secure channels. As stated in this sticky, and the Forums Code of Conduct, under NO circumstances should a hack or exploit be reported on the public forums.

If you believe you have information pertaining to a possible dupe or exploit, we ask that you please email hacks@blizzard.com with the steps you used so that we can investigate the issue. Thanks for your help!
vaeflare you do relaise this is real, there is guy on stream that just made 420bil gold in less than a minute.

 

How long will the auction house be down?
Vaeflare: We don’t have a current estimate at this time.

Just speculating, but you might not want to play until we hear more about this. If Blizzard does have to make some sort of realm-wide rollback to erase the duped gold, anything you accomplish between now and then might be erased.

Update [4:00GMT] : The patch is live on the EU servers now, we assume sans the gold bug which would suggest Blizzard have a fix for the bug to apply to the US server.  No word on this or what will happen, if anything, to the trillions of gold duped or the accounts taking full advantage of the exploit.