Bethesda Fixes, Bans Users Of The Elder Scrolls Online Item Glitch


So, you might have seen the The Elder Scrolls Online show up in your news feed a lot yesterday. That’s because the game has one of those infamous game breaking bugs show up and start wreaking havoc. The glitch allowed players to infinitely duplicate items in the guild banks by simply clicking on them in the bank’s inventory. If left unchecked, this could have been disastrous for the in-game economy of The Elder Scrolls Online, but Bethesda, for once, has responded quickly to the glitch.

Yesterday, Bethesda shut down the guild banks in order to stop the deluge of items, and today released a statement to the press confirming they had fixed the glitch, and showing they would bring harsh punishments on those who used the glitch;

Yesterday, we identified an item duping bug in ESO that some players chose to exploit. We acted quickly, and have since fixed the issue. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to abusing exploitable bugs, and those who were found doing so will have their game account permanently banned.”

Damn. Turns out justice isn’t just harsh in Bethesda’s games, its harsh in their real life dealings too. Maybe too harsh, in my opinion, but to each their own.

  • bigevilworldwide

    It’s pretty understandable…Just because there is something to exploit, you’re supposed to have the common sense to not take advantage of it. But then again it is Bugthesda, when don’t they release a game full of game breaking bugs that take them at least 3 months to fix……I swear to god their QA is nothing more than; Did it start? YES, alright then ship it

  • DamnSkippy

    “Maybe too harsh, in my opinion, but to each their own.”
    Really???? aren’t you tired of hearing how MP games becoming unplayable or unbalanced because of people who use these exploits just look at GTAV’s MP so many people boosted money and levels to the point any new legit player is turned off once they meet their first dbag who just bombards them with air constantly

    • Arnold Stallone

      Why didn’t they make that fking game non online, so everybody can enjoy it?
      I don’t play online, I hope there will be 10000000 bugs.
      Do you think they care about your life when they sell you x virtual items for 10,20, 50$, that are just a few pixels?
      A real restaurant without customers to eat a pizza, that’s a bad thing.
      An item that is replicated 10 times following a bug, in a virtual game wit virtual pixels that cost real money, that IS a bad thing…

    • Toadie T

      Let me guess, you’ve NEVER cheated or exploited a glitch EVER have you??.. Really??? – yet neither their Q&A team (if they even have one) or the Beta caught this and yet you blame the player.. so, someone who could’ve clicked on an item in the Guild Bnak, forgot about it and went back to game, they’re now banned and you’re cool with it…

      • Reed Richards

        Glitchers and cheats are jackasses .But ban for a glitch is way too much. If you are a repeat offender you should be banned. But not for this .

        • Ed McGlone

          I don’t know a whole lot about how MMOs work behind the scenes, but a patch for the bug and some kind of rollback on the servers probably would have been the best way to go.

    • cmoyano

      this is a bug by bethesda and if someone found it and was able to exploit easily without knowing it was a bug its not fair to perma-ban them. thats just fucking stupid.

  • Hates bad writers.

    Really Bethesda? Not only was this game a mistake, you ban the people dumb enough to buy into it? Congratulations, you’ve went full retard. I get banning people over invincibility, but gold? So the dude doesn’t’ have to work that hard, big deal. It’s not like his gold is going to ruin your in game economy, that comes later when merchant clans take over.

    You’ve done nothing but piss people off over trivial matters, I expect a few angry folks that are good with computers will do a little DDoS on your servers, it’s only fair that you screwed them over for something so small. What’s next? FromSoft bans players who farm souls? Get real.

  • Troy Bunker

    This is about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Bethesda fucks up, so they use the ban hammer on everyone else? They should have fucking fired the people that screwed up and caused the bug. Well, I was going to check out the game, but if the company is already going to punish players for their mistakes? Hell no.

  • MR

    Identifying an exploit is one thing, using it to your advantage is a bannable offense.

    Similarly, if it’s easy to steal from a certain store, that does not make it legitimate to do so.

    Common sense, maybe??