Diablo 2: Resurrected is just getting into its alpha test, and already a major bug has been uncovered. The new Shared Stash feature is one of many new ways the modern game has improved on the classic. But it has also uncovered a major new bug. The game seems to not use a proper ID system for items yet, and that has led players to uncover a very easy-to-understand Diablo 2: Resurrected item duplication glitch.
The core of the Diablo 2: Resurrected item duplication glitch relies on a very simple part of the loot system. Any items can be duplicated using this simple method, but it’s very likely to be fixed.
We know this is likely the case as Blizzard made their approach clear in an interview with PCGamesN, where they said as much. “I think the main thing is going to modern Battle.net,” lead producer Chris Lena explained. “Being on that system gives us a lot of inherent security features that Diablo 2 currently doesn’t have. So that’s a big part of it.
“We’re also going through the game and fixing things as we find them. Hopefully, the technical alpha will also help us find those [exploits] and close them as we encounter each one.”
The glitch is relatively easy to pull off, here’s how.
- Place any desired items into the Shared Stash, and then save and exit the game.
- Save and exit the game.
- Rejoin the game and then remove the items from the Shared Stash, placing them into the character inventory.
- Immediately use ALT+F4 to close the game without saving.
But be warned, there is a very well-known history of Blizzard banning botters and cheaters in their games. The company takes the balance of online play seriously, and has done for years. If this or any other game-breaking exploit survives to the final release, its use is sure to get you banned. Even using offline cheats can be a problem for some, so be careful.