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Diablo III game-breaking bug found 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 forums.

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