UPDATE: Blizzard has acknowledged the existence of the exploit and has issued a hotfix. As you were, you sneaky Wizards.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Diablo III forum user by the name of Doso has blown the whistle on an exploit that renders the Wizard class invulnerable. This exploit affects gameplay in both Normal and Hardcore modes, and will essentially allow all and sundry to harvest as much high-end loot as possible before Blizzard eventually patches the loophole.

At time of writing, the thread is about five hours old and already has three pages of responses. Many people have been able to confirm that the exploit works, while others have had difficulty getting it to activate and have labelled it a trolling attempt. Judging by the description on how to activate it, the exploit seems a little tricky.

Luckily, there’s a video of the exploit in action – whether the video is legit or doctored I’ll leave for you to decide. If the exploit is real, then I’m sure Blizzard will be hotfixing this very soon. In fact, I’m surprised they haven’t already.

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Here, according to the original post on the Diablo III forums, is how to activate the exploit:

Step 1: Select Teleport – Fracture. Bind it to a key
Step 2: Select Archon, tested with Improved Archon
Step 3: Hover your mouse over or near your charcter
Step 4: Press Teleport
Step 5: QUICKLY(!) Press Archon

If there’s a sudden influx of Legendary items in the Real Money Auction House, then we’ll know that this worked! Personally, I’d advise not trying it out just in case Blizzard gets ban-hammer-happy once the exploit is fixed.

Source: Blizzard Forums
Via: Kotaku