2018-07-16 Old School RuneScape is the popular massively multiplayer online game by Jagex. The game has had its fair share of bugs throughout its lifespan, but the one that occurred today is arguably the most disastrous one. A few hours ago, a bug in the coding caused all players to receive the maximum possible cash. What happened
2018-07-13 Basically, when a player died and they were carrying certain items, they would drop a stack of gold. No problem right? Well, those stacks contained 2,147,483,647 coins! That’s the highest level possible, using OSRS’s 32-bit integers… whoops! When a player house costs up to 25k, a few billion could easily tip the scales. Of course, what about Old School Bonds? Since these can be bought with in-game gold, allowing access to paid content that you can buy with real-world money, things could go bad quickly for Jagex. The fix, pull the patch and the bug, hit reset, and re-launch as if it didn’t happen.