Death's Bargain Affix Re-enabled (Updated 5/5)

  • UPDATE - May 5 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT

    This issue has been resolved. We know a lot of you have questions about this resolution, so we have provided a quick summary and some additional insight below.

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    We've recently become aware of an unintended interaction that occurs when Death's Bargain is used in combination with a specific set of items and abilities. In addition to causing server instability, this combination could also be leveraged to gain significant progression in higher level Greater Rifts (that wouldn't otherwise be possible). To help mitigate these effects, we have disabled the Legendary affix for Death's Bargain until further notice.

    Note that this is a temporary measure and we are working on an additional hotfix to address the underlying issues. While we don't have an ETA for this fix to share at this time, we will provide updates as they become available.
  • UPDATE - May 5 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT

    This issue has been resolved. We know a lot of you have questions about this resolution, so we’d like to provide a quick summary and some additional insight.

    Once the unintended interactions between Death’s Bargain, Rogar’s Huge Stone, and Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard were discovered, we set straight to work on a hotfix to resolve the issues they caused. However, we knew this hotfix might take some time and some of the nastier repercussions of this bug included game crashes and decreases in game performance.

    As an interim solution, we temporarily disabled the Legendary affix on Death’s Bargain until we could complete testing and deploy a proper fix. This hotfix is now live as of May 5, 2015, and we have reactivated Death’s Bargain’s power so that it is once more available for use.

    In addition, we agree that players should remain on a level playing field throughout the Season and have reviewed the leaderboards, removing any individuals who were found to be using this particular arrangement to obtain unusually high rankings. As in the past, we opted to action accounts on a case-by-case basis. This issue was identified and disabled quickly and, as a result, very few individuals were found to have taken advantage of this situation.

    Thank you to everyone who made time to report this issue to us. We love that the vast majority of our fans opt to Play Nice, Play Fair, and we will continue to monitor and maintain the fair and fun gameplay experience you’ve come to expect.