Diablo III: Blizzard looking into game-breaking Error 3006

Tuesday, 15th May 2012 15:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Blizzard has confirmed it’s looking into a fix for Error 3006 for Diablo III after players who encounter the bug get kicked out of the game and are unable to log back in.

Reports from players on EG and say the bug happens when you swap gear with a templar follower.

Some users have been locked out of completely, apparently. The bug could be tied specifically into the Demon Hunter class. according to players.

Whilst Blizzard is looking into the matter, a temporary workaround for now is simple: don’t swap anything the templar follower. So don’t do that.

Diablo III is out now. Watch last night’s launch festivities in London here.



  1. YoungZer0

    How can you miss something like that?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    I guess, someone does not like Demon Hunter anymore :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    The item swapping works perfectly for the Barb. Also on Kotaku it is said that this occurs when you find the Templar, before being able to recruit him as follower for killing Jondar.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. loki

    PC games sucks as usual

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    I’m getting an error 3006 right now, and I’m having trouble logging in.

    Uh oh!

    Playing Monk though.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    Game breaking bug? Don’t ALL big game releases need one of them to be taken seriously nowadays?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    It’s definitely the best argument against always-on DRM that you can find. And maybe DRM in general.

    There’s always going to be “that bug”, and however trivial it is, it’s gonna fuck with peoples ability to play the game. For all the systems you apply, and all the complexity you add to them, more bugs are gonna slip in.

    It just makes you look bad. Personally I don’t think it’s a very good bet. There’s no way you’re ever going to make a system that maintains everybody’s game in realtime, to perfection.

    It’s gonna break, and you’re gonna look like an asshole. Blizzard are probably the smartest guys in the room when it comes to servers and networking, but they’re still not perfect. Contingencies are very much needed.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    Yep, DRM is a thorny issue. I mean I can see the point of the money men… It obviously causes them physical pain to lose all that potential profit, but implementing a fix that really only inconveniences the paying customer base, does seem a little… Obtuse…

    Maybe they should just release these games for free and make their profit back on dlc?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    Yep, yep, yep. No regrets not buying it.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Edo

    I wonder when can we expect first reviews…

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TMRNetShark

    @10, do you care about the reviews? The game is pretty darn good.

    BTW, I didn’t get the error and I traded with the templar.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. endgame

    You payed for it people! You support online DRM! So stop complaining!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Error 37 is the worst right now. Currently this time people are logging to the server.

    Damn, DRM is shit.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    @13 error 37 and not getting passed “retrieving character list”, I need a hug right now…

    #14 3 years ago

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