The Elder Scrolls Online disables a purchased costume due to an invisibility exploit

You can guess the player reaction

    
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Can you see me?

If you bought the Dungeon Explorer costume in The Elder Scrolls Online, you may have noticed that it is now a bit less… visible than usual. There’s a reason for that, as the development team has confirmed on Twitter that the costume has currently been disabled due to an exploit. Said exploit appears to have involved making either your weapons or your entire character invisible in PvP situations, which means that we’re just having visibility issues across the board right now.

Considering that the aforementioned costume was purchased by players, there’s more than a little consternation regarding its sudden disabling, especially coupled with the equally sudden closure of the recent Undaunted event. Of course, the costume will be re-enabled once the exploit is fixed, but it’s still rather frustrating to get a new thing and then immediately be unable to use the new thing. We suppose it’s better than a pricey subscription for private servers, though.

Source: Twitter

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rafael12104

*Sigh* People are so damn… shallow sometimes. Yes, I mean shallow.

So ZOS is responsible, yes. A little unit testing goes a long way to keep issues like this from going to production.

BUT, given the wealth of content the game puts out on a regular basis and how far the game has come since launch, this bug is a nit. A minor faux pas from a group of devs who have made ESO a flagship piece of giant AAA publisher who is struggling mightily right now with what was once a money-printing franchise, Fallout.

And that is the issue I have with the yammering from the critics on this one. Let’s be honest, if 76 wasn’t the ongoing debacle that it is, this costume problem wouldn’t get much of mention outside the confines of ESO forums/reddit.

No. I’m not giving ZOS or ESO a pass. There are glaring problems with the game that, despite some efforts by the devs, have not been fixed. ZOS needs to be hammered for the ongoing group finder issues, for example.

But a costume exploit which was caught and removed? Heh. Please. Let’s get some perspective. The costume will be available later. In the meantime, put on another one of the vast list of outfits and go after problems with some substance.

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draugris

Yep, group finder and performance in Cyrodiil are imho way more important.

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latorn

It’s temporarily disabled while they fix the bug, and yet the comments on twitter make it seem like the end of the world lol.

I didn’t know people wouldn’t be able to live without a COSTUME temporarily. xD

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Adam Russell

Im guessing many bought the costume because of the exploit.

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Bruno Brito

Of course they did.

Is there anything tied to the damn LFG system in this fucking game that doesn’t break?

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rafael12104

I’m starting to think they can’t fix group finder… whatever the true cause of the problems is beyond them.

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Baemir

“Stick to selling cosmetics” they said…

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Adam Russell

I bet they got alot of sales from that one!

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

Hmmm, haven’t logged in for a month, looks through costumes, lets dial up some fake outrage with support for free Crowns . . .

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NeoWolf

Its FINE no reason to panic I’m sure noone took advantage of the situation, because you know players aren’t like that.

(tries to keep a straight face)….