As you may notice, there is a new Flash Offer available on Steam, Android, iOS, Xbox today (sorry PS4 players, due to Sony’s guidelines, we’re not allowed to have time-limited offers like this on their console ).
Now… to summarize… there is an odd “trick” available on Xbox only where you could purchase limited-quantity items as many times as you wanted, even though those items didn’t appear outside the game in Microsoft’s Official storefront. I believe it’s done through a third party site.
A handful of players (20-30) did this during the last Flash Offer, and I tip my hat to the fine person who had the persistence to sit there and make almost 40 purchases!
Due to the nature of the way the Xbox store is organized, while we can’t stop you doing that, we can instead control what you receive.
The current flash offer has a limit of 3 purchases for US$4.99 each.
While you CAN buy it a 4th time using the above method, it will now only give you the standard $4.99 purchase of Gems (+ VIP Points) from the store.
So PLEASE… don’t try to exploit that! Refund requests, as always are not something we can handle here, and you’ll need to deal with Microsoft and explain what you did!
Happy Gnome Hunting this weekend!