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'The Elder Scrolls Online' gold and item duplicate glitch spammers discussed

'The Elder Scrolls Online' gameplay
'The Elder Scrolls Online' gameplay
Photo courtesy of Bethesda Softworks, used with permission

A representative from ZeniMax Online Studios has further commented on the advent of gold spammers in the PC and Mac versions of the multiplatform title, "The Elder Scrolls Online." According to a report from Gaming Bolt on April 30, the development team first acknowledge that players are getting spammed with personal messages from suspected individuals on the official forums. They are currently working on identifying and removing the spammers.

To do so, ZeniMax Online Studios decided to disable the private message feature from the official forums. Furthermore, they also requested the help of players to report any potential spammers in the comments section of "The Elder Scrolls Online" forums. Although the studio acknowledged that "Community Code of Conduct" prohibits users from being publicly named and shamed, the company would also like to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Every testimony will be investigated to prevent any false reporting. You can find the statement below:

Please note that our Community Code of Conduct does prohibit naming and shaming. However, in an effort to expedite the process of identifying and banning the spammers’ accounts, we are making an exception for this situation. We will investigate each alleged spammer account individually to avoid false reports.

Some of the spammers may have took advantage of an exploit in "The Elder Scrolls Online" that allow players to easily duplicate items. They would subsequently sell the item for gold. The ZeniMax Online Studios was able to fix the exploit with a recent patch in addition to banning the exploiters. However, it appears that not everyone was caught based on the influx of personal messages from gold spammers. In addition to reporting on the official forums, the development team also encouraged players to use the in-game reporting feature while playing the massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

"The Elder Scrolls Online" was released last month for the PC and Mac. The same product is also coming out sometime in June for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. The recent troubles angered several players, especially those who were already upset at paying a monthly fee of $14.99. You can find a screen from the official Facebook page with the image attached to the top of this article. The PS4 and Xbox One ports can be pre-ordered from in the next link: “The Elder Scrolls Online.”