Blizzard has temporarily disabled the Stolen Artifice quest line in Diablo 4 due to a reported glitch. This issue has been causing an unexpected surge of boss mobs, named Darcel, once the engagement begins, resulting in a significantly heightened difficulty for players attempting to complete the quest.
Here’s a look at all of the spawning Darcels that would swarm on you (Credit to the Redditor who posted it):
Blizzard communicated the decision in an announcement, saying, “The team has disabled the ‘Stolen Artifice’ quest line in Scosglen until our next scheduled hotfix. We do not have a current ETA on that hotfix, but this will lead to players not being able to fully complete the Scosglen zone until this is addressed.”
This glitch has been causing complications for players, and the decision to disable the quest line is intended to mitigate the problem. The removal of the quest line, even on a temporary basis, means players will be unable to fully explore the Scosglen zone until the issue is resolved.
In the announcement, Blizzard thanked the player community for bringing attention to the issue with the quest, stating, “We appreciate all the reports regarding this specific quest and will update everyone once a hotfix is ready and deployed.”
The timeline for the proposed hotfix is currently unknown. However, the assurance of its deployment serves as an indicator that Blizzard is working on rectifying the problem.