Diablo III game-breaking bug found

Battle.net forum users report getting booted from game servers after playing Demon Hunter and equipping Templar with a shield; Blizzard says fix on the way.

Gamers have found a game-breaking bug in Blizzard Entertainment's just-released Diablo III. The issue triggers Error 3006, which boots users from Diablo III servers and prohibits them from logging back in, according to reports on the Battle.net forums.

Evil has returned…in the form of a game-breaking bug.

As detailed on Blizzard's Diablo III known issue page, while playing a Demon Hunter, players who equip a shield to a Templar follower run the risk of being disconnected from the game's servers. Blizzard is currently investigating the issue, and according to the company's European customer service Twitter feed, a fix is on the way.

Diablo III launched today for the PC and Mac. It is the first title in the series since 2001's Diablo II: Lord of Destruction expansion and adds a variety of new features, character classes, and a new auction house system, which charges gamers a range of fees. It launched without player-vs.-player multiplayer and set preorder records at Blizzard and Amazon. For more on Diablo III, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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gullgullgull
gullgullgull

None of these problems would be even half as bad, or cause half the nerdrage if single player mode didn't require a connection to a  server.

 

Glad I didn't but this ****.

rholding2000
rholding2000

i love blizz, buy all their games but i think this game was best left in the past, after LOL and dota these kind of games dont really stack up to much . . . just spent the last 3 acts just holding my wouse down and spending mana when i can for auto in on any battle. the 2nd boss was the only hard bit (hard meaning i died once on it) but after thyat its just run run run and gun . . . seriously, games ok but total let down . . or did i just remember the 2nd one better

JaJDoo
JaJDoo

"when its ready"

sonicare
sonicare

You fools.  You never equip a templar with a shield.  Never!

Ozner102
Ozner102

Why you people hate Blizzard so much? Because they have very good games? If you hate them so why you freaking play their games? Stop playing their games if you hate them!

 

gamermajor
gamermajor

People should just get over the fact that this game had a bad start. Oh well game is out now its old news. Enjoy it!

AceBalls
AceBalls

This game should have been reviewed by now with penalties on the score due to these stupid anus bugs. It's not fair for other developers to have their games reviewed low due to bugs/errors, so what the hell is going on here? 

RavenXavier
RavenXavier

It's only "easy" on Normal Mode. Normal mode has kiddie wheels on it. After you get past normal though, the gloves come off. If you can even get half way to through the Hell Mode you're a GOD. On "Normal" though, I think my grandmother could click her way through D3.

 

Having said that, DIABLO 3 IS AWESOME!!! I've done nothing but eat, sleep, and play Diablo 3 since I bought it. (then again I'm also disabled and don't have a real job). It's That addicting though. Hunting for decent items for use by your main or other characters is like, I don't know, something super addicting, like crack...LoL.

Falru
Falru

You'd think, in 12 years, someone might have noticed.

jojocoolio
jojocoolio

I have not played the game so beat me all you want but I keep reading the game is too easy. Is this so? It is stopping me from buying it. I hate how they ruined WoW by making it stupidly easy.

NINEINCH-Tool
NINEINCH-Tool

Whats with all these useless features of Diablo 3; all the big reviewers haven't got cleared payment to actually post a score yet?  I'm just plain annoyed at this pussyfooting around...let me know if the game is good....it must take a really long time to love this game. And even if you hate it you'd probably spent too much time in it to outright ban its use forever.

Boyce-Diprima
Boyce-Diprima

Considering the game was being developed for  12 YEARS. A bug like this don't have excuses!!!

lewishim666
lewishim666

How come everyone is acting like this is the worst launch ever? All of this complaining. No to change the subject but has everyone forgot every single CoD launch ever. All of the game breaking glitches that allow people to hide in windows and be invincible, hide under maps and be invincible, or all of the game breaking LAG. Everyone is complaining about the servers being crappy or the high latency in diablo 3 but what about every CoD? You know the LAG that makes sure you die from BS over and over again. Like when you shoot someone in the back of the head with a HEADSHOT but they somehow turn around and ONE shot you and YOU die instead of them even though you got the drop on them and shot them in the head. You know you shot them because the hit markers came up. But when you see the kill cam it shows that you never shot one time and they fired like half a clip even though your the one that shot half a clip and you only saw them shoot once. Yeah that LAG. So I say again how come everyone is acting like this is the worst launch ever when every CoD launch is worse then the last. Even MW3 was like this. Do people just assume that CoD is going to suck and don't expect much? Oh and before you say that my internet sucks it is 100Mbps down and 20 Mbps up and when I do a ping test on another website it says I have a grade A connection with O packet lose and that's using a test server on the other side of the US. So no it's not my internet. With this connection I should have host every single time but instead a kid with DSL always gets host and makes everybody LAG like hell. CoD games are the worst launches ever. Compared to CoD, Diablo 3 has no problems.

lewishim666
lewishim666

To people complaining about losing unlocked portions of the map. The game doesn't save your progress when you clear areas in the randomly generated areas. It only saves the portions of the map that are the main areas your not losing progress. If the game saved the parts of the map you've unlocked then the randomization would be kind of pointless. Each time you go into an area again it's randomly generated and it gets events added randomly along with monsters.

audioactif
audioactif

I play a demon hunter, since launch, i equiped my templar follower with a shield ASAP, never got this bug, never got disconnected, i guess i was lucky, the real question is why does it happens only to certain person?

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

Sort of expected something like this to happen so I am not suprised.

Fitzmx6
Fitzmx6

Thanks Gamespot this could have easily happened to me!

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

 @Shanks_D_Chop   Yeah as I mentioned, I'm playing Skyrim on PS3 until this Summer, so the worst  I've had is some visual stuttering.  I also had the game stop recognizing R1 and L1 input commands, but I just opened the menu and closed it again and it worked fine.

kb8618
kb8618

how the heck does a bug like this even happen or get pass testers

Paekenfarker
Paekenfarker

Your site having to generously provide advice on how to play around crashes in a game made by a company as large,experienced and wealthy as this one says a great deal about where gamers stand ,compared to greed, in the eyes of "corporate nation".

jorge69696
jorge69696

Let the casuals waste their money. New studios will cater to old school and hardcore gamers since no one else does.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Yeah. wow. that completely breaks the game, it's totally unplayable, sure, OK. *massive eye roll*

 

Great game BTW , I knew it'd be the game to bring me back to enjoying isometric action RPG's again.You simply can't beat the master.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Newest and Oldest isn't enough GameSpot when it comes trying to view posts commenting on articles.  I really would like to see time stamps for each post.

 

Now back to the game.  Has it been patched since this article came out ?

aahammel
aahammel

The game has not even been out a week. Relax!

famekiller
famekiller

So has anyone played the game yet? Anyone found and bugs or issues we should know about?

cysf661
cysf661

Strykarr purchased diablo 3 at gamespot and was told he needed a battle.net account to play single player. He stated he didn't have internet and bought the game anyway despite everyone's warning.

Strykarr
Strykarr

Avoid this game PERIOD, if you haven't purchased it yet. Heed my warning because some have not, like the one at Gamespot who was told he needed a battle.net account to play Diablo III single player. The guy stated he didn't have internet and bought the game anyway despite everyone's warning. Goes to show how much value people put into Blizzard. This game has been in development for way to many years and they cannot even keep the game up. Yes, I understand the implications having millions trying to enjoy the game, that's what the beta stress test was for, yea, lot of good that did. I get so frustrated after clearing an area just to get dropped and also get pushed back a little. Hit level 18, servers reset, come back begining as level 17 in same area, totally unacceptable. Sure Blizz will tell you they are aware of issues and are working diligently to fix it, when it should have already been fixed. Shows how much money was dumped into pockets versus servers and personel. wait before buying is all I am saying becasue chances are, if you buy now, you'll be staring at an error screen the majority of the time, and there is no difference for single or multiplayer, the issues affect both. You've been warned ;)

jstowers
jstowers

Well.. this launch has gone well.

flazzle
flazzle

You NEVER equip a shield to a Templar! Everyone knows THAT!

 

cerulianknight2
cerulianknight2

Hey guys don't apologize for "complaining" or "whining".  After all you spent hard earned dollars on your expectation of a good product.  Yes, whine,complain,scream, protest.  It's the squeaky wheel that gets the oil.  Blizzard did a half-ass job and needs to hear the wrath of consumers.

tespac
tespac

aint that a bitch!

chimpdaddy
chimpdaddy

has this been fixed as ive had that combo and been booted off yet, been playin for 6 hours so far and from launch day, mind you i am on the europe region

rat5112
rat5112

Definetly holding off on buying this game.  Ran in way too many sever problem during the open beta and now this.  The leave put PvP in order to prevent a delay in the ship date and then let a bug like this through.  Blizzard may want to go back to the days of "its done when its done"

HaVoC_850
HaVoC_850

worst game launch I ever saw.

fedejico
fedejico

Some rough edges on D3 launch. Game's really fun though; I absolutely love the new skill system and how easy it is to switch builds on the run.

I bought the digital version on monday too and played it tuesday morning just fine before going to work. It was tough to log on on tuesday evening though, but everything seems to be fine now (I'm playing on european servers).

Lh0o
Lh0o

What a bunch of whiney kids in these forums jesus christ

mathewlim90
mathewlim90

Calm down everyone, its a slight error/bug, just live with it and wait. Ill bet any of you who bought the game will still play it till over 20.

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

 @Shanks_D_Chop I've been playing Skyrim on PS3.  Don't have a PC that can run it yet, though I will this Summer and will get the PC version for mods.  On PS3, I've only had minor bugs (thankfully) but they are still obtrusive sometimes.  For me the most stable Bethesda game out of box was Morrowind.

mpeg3s
mpeg3s

It took them almost 12 year to make the game and it still has bugs.

 

Not a dime from me!

Mcgee23
Mcgee23

Overhyped bad game

Looks and plays like Runescape, and no that's not a good thing

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

i don't think they got along well together in the video.

 

famekiller
famekiller

I'd love to conform to blizzards narcissistic thinking but my life won't end if i don't play Diablo3. Yeah, i think it sucks that we have to play this "on-line" but i choose not to. And so can YOU! Sorry Blizzard, but you ain't getting my money. I'm sure it's a cool game. The last 2 where but i'm not being dictated to. Like I said, I don't need your product to survive. It's not oxygen. I'd rather wait and support the indie devs of Grim Dawn

SY_shoot
SY_shoot

I was thinking about this so I still havent bought game ... with open beta I experienced some errors and was thinking ... hmmm, first let me see whats going on with this always online thing...

cause, if I have game and cant play it, sucksssss

TBear7130
TBear7130

This issue illuminates the rights we, law abiding citizens, give up for the sake of corporate profits.

 

They want to reduce piracy & mods/trainers, but not prices or technical issues.

 

Can't even get your money back, you looked at their software, despite payment you no longer get the rights to your new property.

Sunuva22
Sunuva22

I have to say this game is fun once they got the game rolling it was so hard to stop I dont like sharing my gold and stash with other heroes but since there are no gems so far I dont really have to store all that much  : ) great game love love love playing it with friends online but they should add LAN if its online at home network it shouldnt really matter I really want to play with family but am definitely not going to spring for another diablo 3

blkgsr
blkgsr

I just got kicked tonight and got the error with the demon hunter class sucks