LS bugs allowing ridiculous scores

ZXer
ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
edited January 2023 in Bug Reports
It's been circulating widely by now that it is possible to exploit certain bugs to get ridiculous score on Last Stand. The method of exploiting the bug has been tested and confirmed.

I personally have spent a lot of tools and 200 gold to repeat LS twice, and managed to get #9 spot before the exploit method circulates. It will be a shame if the bug exploits render my tools and gold investment a waste.

@Lexia @Fluxxx is there any way you guys can close the exploit or at very least have some stop gap (eg, manually kicking people out of LB who exploited the bug)? This is cookies week and if you do nothing SOON, won't be long before there will be scramble for top score by exploiting the bug. It will be madness.
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  • Lexia
    Lexia Member Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey @ZXer

    Thank you for sharing. We are aware of this and the team is currently investigating the matter more :smile:
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  • ATLAS-Z
    ATLAS-Z Member Posts: 6,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I mean I haven't used tools yet this week LS but if I did I would be hot🔥🔥🔥😳😡


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  • 打不过就跑
    打不过就跑 Member Posts: 41
    What kind of vulnerability? I'm curious.
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  • kmr
    kmr Member Posts: 163 ✭✭✭
      Lexia said:
    Hey @ZXer

    Thank you for sharing. We are aware of this and the team is currently investigating the matter more :smile:
    Too slow.....


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  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    It’s one thing to “cheat” to get above maximum
    stars in challenge - that - 

    1. Gives you no extra rewards
    2. you don’t take away rewards from deserving players

    and It’s completely another thing to cheat in last stand

    @Lexia @Fluxxx hope you understand this.

    as it stands I am already pushed out of top 10 by highly suspicious scores, reached roughly 2 hours after the exploit spread.

    It is very demotivating. I hope you can act fast.
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  • ghost_pepper
    ghost_pepper Member Posts: 1,188 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Perhaps just reward everyone who plays last stand this week with the same reward. 

    I wouldn't usually say that but this is a special week with unusual amounts of game fail.
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  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    Perhaps just reward everyone who plays last stand this week with the same reward. 

    I wouldn't usually say that but this is a special week with unusual amounts of game fail.
    Nope! What about my 200 gold and a few boxes of tools? Somebody gonna refund that?

    and the time I spent playing it?

    IMO at least 2 months ban for everyone abusing the bug, and permanent ban for the 3-4 players abusing it AFTER my first post above (around the time the exploit method was spread publicly)

    And readjustment of LB and proper rewarding of players who played clean 
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  • kmr
    kmr Member Posts: 163 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2023
    More and more scores above 100M.
    It makes no sense...
    Unless some intervention from NGs side within few hours I'll also do some "smart" runs before I loosing chance for good amount of Cookies.
    BloodyChainsaw
  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    Come on @Lexia @Fluxxx you got to do something. It’s been a day and I’ve been pushed from no 5 before the bug began to be abused to no 18 now. As I predicted it’s a mad scramble to the top by pointlessly exploiting the bug.

    if you punish some people for some stupid challenge star bugs that don’t alter the game - and you’re doing nothing about this significant game altering bugs - that’s beyond unfair. That’s just completely ridiculous.

    This Is very demotivating.
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  • zbot
    zbot Member, OW Moderator, NML Legendary Moderator Posts: 7,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @ZXer you do realize that it's 1:51 am in Finland right?  

    @Lexia posted earlier that NG is aware of it so let NG take care of it.
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  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    zbot said:
    @ZXer you do realize that it's 1:51 am in Finland right?  

    @Lexia posted earlier that NG is aware of it so let NG take care of it.
    Yes I realize that which makes it a full work day passing with nothing being done, and more and more people run the exploit. And now people are thinking - if 15 people already did that - why shouldn’t I?

    By the time Finland wakes up that 15 will turn to 20, 30, and then what? Should I also join up the cheaters? Should I not? Is it cheating or is it not cheating?
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  • zbot
    zbot Member, OW Moderator, NML Legendary Moderator Posts: 7,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @ZXer NG will do what NG does, from past experiences, NG doesn't rush into things, they will gather data, discuss, then make decision.  So my advice is to relax and let NG do what NG does and not worry about it. Just because you don't see anything doesn't mean anything isn't being done.
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  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    zbot said:
    @ZXer NG will do what NG does, from past experiences, NG doesn't rush into things, they will gather data, discuss, then make decision.  So my advice is to relax and let NG do what NG does and not worry about it. Just because you don't see anything doesn't mean anything isn't being done.
    Thank you for this insight
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  • DoesNotMatter
    DoesNotMatter Member Posts: 82
    Can someone explain what the bug is so people can avoid it?
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  • Burmeliinis
    Burmeliinis Member Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just don't spend tools or try hard for top places on the Last Stand leaderboard until it's resolved and you'll be fine. 
    Ingame username: Jubjab
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  • darkdestination
    darkdestination Member Posts: 17 ✭✭✭
    Senseless... please ban them permanent. this is against the rules and all against playing fair. 
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  • Lexia
    Lexia Member Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Team has been able to reproduce the issue and will continue looking into it further. Currently no additional information needed.

    Please keep in mind that any actions to player accounts that we may take is not public information, and is also something that is only discussed with the affected player in question.
  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    Lexia said:
    Team has been able to reproduce the issue and will continue looking into it further. Currently no additional information needed.

    Please keep in mind that any actions to player accounts that we may take is not public information, and is also something that is only discussed with the affected player in question.
    With all respect @Lexia - I spent 200 gold and 3 boxes of tools. Like really a lot of tools.

    I am affected player.
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  • Lexia
    Lexia Member Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think you want to get banned @ZXer My comment is addressing that part :smile:
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  • ATLAS-Z
    ATLAS-Z Member Posts: 6,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @ZXer try to relax bro. I know you're upset (rightly so). But don't make yourself into the villain in a story you shouldn't be. Breathe, walk away. You've been heard. Chill. 🥶


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  • Lexia
    Lexia Member Posts: 1,179 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Notifying here as well - we've just posted an in-game news on the Challenge as well as about the bug with Walker Mike. Since the fix to Walker Mike requires an update, we made a small change directly instead that will prevent your survivors from taking burning damage from attacking burning enemies. This will counter the bug for now, until it's fixed in the next update.

    There is also a 2 day booster bundle waiting for everyone in the shop. Possible to claim until Monday 9.1.2023 1PM UTC.

    Thank you for the patience, as well as for keeping us informed on matters while we've been investigating and discussing the matter with the team 🙏
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  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    @Lexia sorry but that does not address my issue. There’s a lot of gold and tools I had already spent for 650 cookies. What I am asking here is that you revoke the cookies from those who don’t deserve and credit those who do deserve.

    @ATLAS-Z also sorry I don’t see how I’m the villain here. I don’t want to be heard I want my cookies.

    if that makes me the villain so be it. 

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  • BloodyChainsaw
    BloodyChainsaw Member Posts: 206 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2023
    I don’t see you as the villain and fully agree with what your saying. Surely this must be a joke and the people who obviously used the walker mike exploit will get nothing whilst the people who actually play it legitimately will be compensated correctly right? Right?
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  • Vtvrod
    Vtvrod Member Posts: 6
    edited January 2023
    @Lexia is the booster compensation really the only option you guys could provide? I, like many others, are done for the week as challenge is completed. The booster to “compensate” really does nothing, especially since it expires before the new week starts anyway. So I could activate last minute and maybe save a bit of gas on the distance Monday? Not great…
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  • Vtvrod
    Vtvrod Member Posts: 6
    edited January 2023
    I would also say that turning off burn damage to try and “temporarily rectify” an exposed bug is weak as well. Even with no burn damage, no one will come close to those scores 
  • Killdozer187_
    Killdozer187_ Member Posts: 920 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Give everyone 400 cookie tokens and 25 radios 

    Problem solved 
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  • Silverglade
    Silverglade Member Posts: 7
    Agreed that the booster pack for both this and the Challenge issue of 7 rounds is not nearly enough. I also burned through tools to get the missions completed in 7 rounds. Free gas and double xp when I've already completed Challenge, LS and Distance is more than a bit useless. At the minimum, we should get a tool pack and/or gold.
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