World of Warcraft bug allows players to pile on Legendaries

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Some World of Warcraft players are attempting to get a sneaky leg up with an exploit that allows them to equip more than the allotted two pieces of legendary gear at once. Currently, players can use the Runecarver’s Memory of Unity to craft and equip a second legendary in addition to their base legendary item.

However, during testing on the PTR in February, players found an exploit which caused the game to not recognise the unique restriction on these crafted legendary items, meaning multiple could be equipped at once. Although the legendary bonuses on these items doesn’t stack, the stats and item level gained is still substantial, making any character utilising this notably stronger. The exploit was supposedly resolved, but players have recently been spotted using the same bug on live servers.

As one commenter on the WoW subreddit puts it, “it is quite literally the most optimised your character can get if you do it right.” Of course, not only is this an exploit which goes against the game’s ruleset, but it is also fairly obvious to see in action by looking through system logs. Needless to say, attempting to replicate this in-game will almost certainly lead to a ban, so we highly recommend that you resist the temptation to load up on shiny gear.

According to Icy Veins moderator Starym, “this bug has been present on live servers for a while and the method very much works” although they go out of their way to avoid detailing the method behind the exploit in question and have removed any identifying details from images of players seen using.

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