I knew that there was some kind of problem if you have too many Golden Keys. I was keeping my total under 250 and saving them in case I ever got a character to OP8. A month or so ago, I was down to about 225 keys when some new Shift Codes came out. I added a pair of 5 Golden Key Shift Codes, but my total keys did not increase. I figured I just lost those 10 Golden Keys, and decided to spend some until I was below 200. I think I was at around 180 or 190 when the latest batch of Shift Codes came out. I added one of the 5 Golden Key Shift Codes, but again, my total number of Golden Keys did not increase. Bummer.
I decided to just spend all of them and see if the Shift Codes would work if I had zero Golden Keys. I had some characters at different levels, so I started filling up their slots with Purple loot. I got down to about 68 or so Golden Keys when something weird happened.
After loading the game to start spending down more of my Golden Keys, I got the “New Golden Key Available” message!
“You have 241 golden keys(s) now available for use!..”
Sure enough I had gone from 68 Golden Keys to 241 Golden Keys. I spent the keys down to 191 and added the Shift Code. It worked! Now there are 196 Golden Keys!
This is on a PC with Steam.
I’m wondering if there was a patch or if anyone else noticed something like this happening.