Tristram Town-Kill Exploit Hot-Fixed

A hotfix has gone into Diablo 3 to fix the problem we noted a couple of weeks ago, that monsters could be lured through the Eastern game to create a Tristram Town-Kill Exploit hitting players who were helpless while first joining a game.

Today a hotfix went live which makes it no longer possible for hostile monsters to enter New Tristram through its eastern gate (any monster that attempts to cross this threshold should now instantly die).

If you believe that certain players previously used this tactic against you in order to intentionally grief your character, please avoid calling them out by name on the forums and instead report them by submitting a ticket so that we can investigate their accounts and take the necessary actions.

Unfortunately, as stated in our Diablo III Restorations Policy, Customer Support cannot revive fallen hardcore heroes for any reason and hardcore heroes cannot be rolled back. As such, your hero’s valorous deeds will simply have to be remembered, like so many other fallen Nephalem.

Welcome to Hardcore Tristram!
Welcome to Hardcore Tristram!

All during D3’s development the designers made indirect comments about cool events like battles in town and how town wouldn’t always be a safe place, as it was in previous Diablo titles. Players were intrigued, and I think it was an awesome idea. I loved the scavengers that charged you when you first left Tristram via the Weeping Hollow bridge, and most of us squeaked in surprise the first time those big demons appeared by the entrance to the Keep in Act 3.

As usual, players abusing features is why we can’t have nice things.

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8 thoughts on “Tristram Town-Kill Exploit Hot-Fixed

    • Given the time required to lure simple zombies that far, I can’t believe it’s worth the exploit. There aren’t any bosses found that side of Tristram before you enter the Cathedral, though you get at least one purple.

      I hate to think how long it would take to steer that Vile Mother from Old Tristram all the way down the winding road, though Adria’s Shack, etc, just to get the free kill.

  1. As a recent fan of HC, I’ve watched the youtube video posted by Boba-fat with a heartache. It’s a 25 min clip of massacre.
    Some of the chars that were ruined had such good gear that I only can hope the ones that lost them kept their sanity.

    I for one have accepted that I’m gonna lose my toons in HC. I play self-found and enjoy the ride to my death weather it’s my own mistake, D/C or even PK. But man, it’s good they fixed it. There seems to be a recent influx of people to HC (I noticed by browsing my friends list) and such exploits can get fresh players to quit HC and never look back..

  2. For me HC is a gimmick, for this reason and others. I get the attraction of HC, but the game is just not good enough to warrant the dedication and the attention. In fact, neither was D2.

    Captcha: which 2014 car mode is “designed for versatility”?
    Who the fuck knows!? Can you guys fix your captchas? 1) I don’t watch TV, 2) I certainly don’t watch ads (internet, TV, radio or whatever) and 3) I don’t live where you live so that car is either a) not sold where I live or b) advertised as “a verdadeira experiência da condução” or some bullshit like that.

  3. I just wish Blizzard would fix the preloading required when using skills and attacking monsters during the first couple of minutes upon entering the game so it doesn’t skip the animation with a mini freeze.

    • Blizzard will never test the game with a conventional harddrive. However if you install the game on a 10 dollar flashdrive that problem goes away entirely.

      • +1
        I bought a 32gb usb 3.0 flash drive and I play in a lag free environment. (access speed of the flash drive is 0,00x ms and on a 7200 rpm drive is 12-17 ms).
        The fact that the game is self contained also is a plus, you can take your d3 anywhere with you on the drive, no install needed.

  4. how great to get killed by a cheating glitch and they wont revive your character? wow thats insane.. im glad i never bother with hc.. its a waste…

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