World of Warcraft was affected by a major glitch over the weekend, which allowed players with level 1 characters to instantly kill others, resulting in huge killing sprees executed by nefarious individuals. Thankfully, the exploit has been fixed, according to Blizzard.
World of Warcraft has experienced a massive surge in popularity
in the last few weeks, as developer Blizzard has just unleashed the next big expansion for the MMORPG, in the form of Mists of Pandaria
While the add-on’s launch didn’t result in any problems, besides a few lengthy loading times for players on certain servers, it seems that some new glitches are currently popping up in the game.
The latest and most severe surfaced over the weekend and allowed players with level 1 characters to start killing others instantly.
As you can imagine, this was immediately taken advantage of by nefarious individuals who went on killing sprees inside the game’s major cities, including Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Ragnaros, and other areas of Azeroth.
Blizzard quickly acted after receiving numerous reports and, according to WoW Insider
, the exploit has been officially fixed.
"Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities. This exploit has already been hotfixed, so it should not be repeatable. It's safe to continue playing and adventuring in major cities and elsewhere in Azeroth,” said one of Blizzard’s Community Managers on the WoW forums.
Once again, Blizzard asks players to stay vigilant and report any glitches or exploits they see, no matter how inoffensive they may appear.
“As with any exploit, we are taking this disruptive action very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation. We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding."
Were you affected by this glitch or were you taking some time off from WoW?