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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.

  • 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
    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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  • azcoyote
    This is a great idea.... I have lost track of the games that stopped being fun thanks to cheaters.... HL2 and Blackhawk Down come to mind...
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  • accolite
    That never stopped anyone before!
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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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  • Good. I think they should be banned from online games. However if they are locked out of Bnet they can't even play single player. You have to authenticate every once in awhile to play single player. Pretty dumb to literally nuke all the "cheaters" games. I think that goes too far.
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  • darkchazz
    Why can't they do the same with MW2 :(
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  • widcard
    Now that's getting some justice for all the people that have spent every last dime they had to up grade year after year to be able play that next latest and greatest game. Nothing worse than a hacker showing up on your favorite server.
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  • david714
    All the cheaters should be connected to a special cheating server when they log in so they would all be together.
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