So Long, StarCraft II Cheaters! Enjoy the Ban!

If you think StarCraft II cheaters are ruining the fun for the more honest players, you'll be pleased to know Blizzard is cracking down on those no good jerks. And by cracking down, we mean they've got license* to ban. In a blog post on battle.net, Blizzard writes that if a player is found to be cheating, they'll be "permanently unable to log into his or her battle.net account."

Check the full post below:

"Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that's no different for StarCraft II. If a StarCraft II player is found to be cheating or using hacks or modifications in any form, then as outlined in our end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net to play StarCraft II with his or her account.

Playing StarCraft II legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future."

*No, really, it's in the EULA.

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  • ColMirage
    RipperjackAUSo I guess playing with a NOCD .exe would also result in a ban, even if you were not cheating.See.... it's not about fair play, its about piracy!!! Blizzard = RIAA!


    Protip: SC2 does not require a disc to play.
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  • jasonr49
    Couldn't agree with this action more... cheaters ultimately ruin it for everyone.

    Maybe they should allow a "cheating server"? :)
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  • aaron92
    yamagiruWhat many of you are forgetting is it is unlikely they boguht they game at all. New email addy + keygen = back in playing/hacking in 5 min.


    There is no keygen for any Blizzard game that will let you use Battle.net, so stop talking out of your ass kid.
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  • soccerplayer88
    Ballin!!! I remember there was a 20+ pages on the forums following a hacker that used the exploit to D/C the opponent with wins around 5-30 seconds. I think he landed around a 89-0 record for 1v1.

    I seriously don't get why people hack. Sure its fun in a singleplayer game were your overpowered and steamroll the AI. But in a multiplayer environment, it's pretty messed up.

    Personally I'd like to see their MAC addresses banned as well. So if they want to play/try to hack again they need to purchase a new router/modem.
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  • RipperjackAU
    Quote:
    Playing StarCraft II legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client.


    So I guess playing with a NOCD .exe would also result in a ban, even if you were not cheating.

    See.... it's not about fair play, its about piracy!!! Blizzard = RIAA!
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  • jasonr49
    Couldn't agree with this action more... cheaters ultimately ruin it for everyone.

    Maybe they should allow a "cheating server"? :)
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