Blizzard Banned Over 5,000 StarCraft II Players

A couple of weeks ago, Blizzard warned that it would be cracking down on StarCraft II cheaters. In a blog post the company stated that anyone caught cheating would be "permanently unable to log into his or her account." Blizzard has made good on its threat and yesterday the StarCraft II maker confirmed that it had banned or suspended the accounts of thousands of cheaters.

"We recently took action, including suspensions and bans, on over 5,000 StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that’s essential to play on, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. Maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on and take action as needed."

Thanks, Blizzard!

Source: Blizzard

  • xerroz
    good thing i wasnt one of them. bring it on blizz
  • mrmike_49
    Listen for the screams of outrage starting up
  • In other news, Blizzard has sold over 5,000 copies of Starcraft II!
  • cpatel1987
    Good. Its one thing to cheat single player, but your one pathetic soul if you feel the need to cheat in multi player.
  • d1rtyju1c3
    I hate cheaters! What is the point? All it does is aggravate the real players, then nobody will want to play the game, and all you did was ruin a great game. I hate cheaters and thank god Blizzard stepped up and took action. Hopefully other game developers will follow.
  • alidan
    now i have to ask, what kind of cheaters where they?
    diablo 2 want made for the high resolution of wide screens today, you patch the game to work fullscreen on a 1920x1200 screen and you will get banned for cheating, even if thats the purpose of what you are doing.

    i want to know if these people were really cheating in game or if it was something harmless that got them banned.
    Easiest way to get rid of cheaters is to make a game that you can mod easily for cheating and change rules of conduct accordingly. I'm doing just that with another game.
  • teodoreh
    How on earth someone can cheat on multiplayer SC2, and most importantly, why? Do they feel the urge to win other players by any mean? Anyway, good job Blizzard, send home those idiots who cheat...
  • doyletdude
    This sounds fair and good to me. I can't imagine anyone would have something negative to say about this, lest they be the worst kind of villiany and scum.
  • andy_newton
    Good Move!!!

    I was a little hesitant to buy a (non pirate) copy of the game since I don't play multiplayer.

    Now that Blizzard had justified the price difference between a pirate & a legit copy (they use that money to go after cheaters), I will get one for sure although I don't play multiplayer.

    I sure hope other developers (STEAM) do the same. DO that then I will stop buying pirated copies.

    Let me give you a hint: Chinese mainland Counter Strike cheaters likes to use the "superman vision" cheat.