A Diablo 3 God mode exploit for the Barbarian class has been discovered. The bug's been found only a day after users found and abused a similar bug that made Wizards completely invulnerable. The Wizard God-mode exploit took Blizzard almost an entire day to fix, and players were even live streaming their experiences of taking out some of the hardest content the game had to offer without even breaking a sweat, or the bank, for once.
The Diablo 3 Barbarian bug isn't as godly as the Wizard bug, since it doesn't render the Barb invincible. Instead, it allows him to get 8 percent of his HP back with every hit. The effect continues until the Barb dies or until he uses Furious Charge, according to YouTube user MetaSerge. Check a video out of him farming with the bug below.
If you want to try the bug out for yourself, you can find the (extremely simple) steps on the official Blizzard forums. However, keep in mind that users on there are commenting that the bug only works in Act 3 and for some people it isn't even working at all. As of this posting, Blizzard have not commented on the bug and they have not deployed a hot fix for the issue yet either. We've reached out to them and will let you know when we've heard back.
Aside from the fact that these bugs are frankly embarrassing for Blizzard, they're also something that could be detrimental to Diablo 3's economy and affect a lot of players who aren't even aware of the bug. With so many people farming the hardest content in the game to get the best gear, I feel like there are two things that could happen to the economy.
First, prices on amazing items could potentially drop to all-time lows on both the Real Money auction house and the gold Auction House, screwing up a lot of people's hard work who legitimately earned the items. Or, the players are going to use this exploit to get some of the best gear in the game, without trying, and throw it up on the Auction House for ridiculous, real life prices. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
In the meantime, I want to know what you guys think about the fact that all these God Mode exploits are being found in Diablo 3 lately. Do you think that it will grossly affect the in-game economy? How do you think Blizzard is going to address these issues? Are you planning on trying out these bugs later? Let me know in the comments section and I'll be sure to reply.
Thanks for the tip, Ward!