Yesterday, some World of Warcraft players were surprised to find Mythic Keystone Cache rewards in their account inventory, having only completed few of the many Mythic Keystone challenges. The caches included high-level Titanforged items, coveted for their difficulty to acquire as well as their immense stat boosting.
This was short-lived, however, as Blizzard quickly took action to amend the bug remove the items from players mid-game, in a bid to restore balance and fairness to the games looting system. This resulted in some players losing their illegitimate items mid-raid, as well as putting a pause on any players worldwide receiving any form of Mythic Keystone Cache items for the moment.
In a tweet on the 4th September, Blizzard stated “We’ve fully identified and eradicated a bug that caused some players to receive an unintended Mythic Cache reward earlier today. We’re working to remove all such unintended rewards from any characters who received them.”
We’ve fully identified and eradicated a bug that caused some players to receive an unintended Mythic Cache reward earlier today. We’re working to remove all such unintended rewards from any characters who received them.
— WarcraftDevs (@WarcraftDevs) September 4, 2018
Though many players praised Blizzard for their efficiency on the maintenance of the new Battle for Azeroth expansion, some took to Reddit to talk about the consequences the rapid bug fixes had on their gameplay. Other players scrapped their items in an attempt to beat the system, restoring them at later date by the game’s item recovery system. Whether Blizzard has accounted for this small loophole is currently unknown.
The Mythic Keystone Cache can be legitimately earned by completing a number of Mythic Keystone dungeons, a feature hugely built upon in Battle for Azeroth, the latest expansion in the ever expanding World of Warcraft saga.