YouTube user Rumiah is not happy with the direction Blizzard is taking Diablo 3 and who could blame him? Dedicated fans have waited over a decade for the next Diablo game and what they got was an (arguably) incomplete game loaded with anti-consumer DRM and an auction house designed to help Blizzard even more money from digital transactions via the controversial real money auction house – because having the fastest-selling PC game of all-time isn’t enough.

Rumiah likes to make Diablo 3 videos and according to him, there’s not too much to make videos on anymore (because the game is too short?) but he’s always game to showcase videos on interesting in-game finds, in this case an exploit that allows Wizard characters to become invincible.

The exploit/bug appeared on the official Blizzard forums not long after the video and other streams showcased it working in-game, and Blizzard edited the original forum post to hide the exploit instructions from players as they attempted to fix the game-breaking bug. The exploit still works as of the time of this writing, meaning a lot of players have been able to take advantage of the exploit and hence, could play hardcore, earn more rare loot and thus, affect the game’s economy, at least slightly.

  1. Select Teleport – Fracture. Bind it to a key
  2. Select Archon, tested with Improved Archon
  3. Hover your mouse over or near your character
  4. Press Teleport
  5. QUICKLY(!) Press Archon

Have you or your online allies found any in-game bugs and exploits?

Diablo 3 Wizard Invincibility

Twitch streamer Chango99 also posted a video of him using the exploit and, like Rumiah above, isn’t a big fan of the direction Blizzard took Diablo 3 in, labeling it as “broken.”

For more on Diablo 3, read why Blizzard still defends the always-online requirement, while at the same time admitting to lack of end-game content.

We’re going to go check again to see if this has been fixed and will update accordingly.

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Source: Blizzard

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