Blizzard Prepares To Ban StarCraft II Cheaters

StarCraft II players using unauthorised hacks and modifications to get a leg up on the competition might want to give fair play a try, as a Blizzard statement indicates the end of the line is in sight for cheaters.

Blizzard is a company that takes cheating quite seriously. Regularly banning massive numbers of players for using hacks and mods to get ahead in the company's games, we've seen as many as 350,000 accounts suspended in a short period, when the time comes to take action, and that time is now.

Here is the warning issued today by Blizzard.

"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 licence agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to 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, 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. "

Going by the company's history, we fully expect to see the Blizzard ban-sledgehammer going into action any day now. You have been warned!


    /sigh. Typical. There is a mod out there now to get the game running in Eyefinity and wide screen setups. Bet you that is included in the bans.

    I get they point of how it can be "an advantage" but seriously, for those of us who just play with friends it would be nice to use our whole gaming rig..

      Oh Dude,

      I'm going to be setting up my eyefinity setup this week, got all my stuff ordered. Where would I find this mod for sc2 for eyefinity? Google doesn't seem to want to help me.

    using an unauthorised modification does not necessarily mean cheating...


      Using an unauthorized modification may not mean cheating, but it does mean that you violated the terms & conditions.

      YOU better be careful.

    Blizzard don't seem to care about WoW cheaters, I see botters and GoldFarmers who use hacks for advertising.

      Yes they do care about WoW cheaters very much, the reason you see gold farmers still hanging around is because there is just so so many of them, some servers are worse than others at times, it just depends on what server the Blizzard gold farming comb is sifting through at the time. Gold farmers are hard to get rid of.

      They take bots/farmers extremely seriously. But we're talking about a game with 12 million subscribers, no matter how rampantly Blizzard hires GMs, they'll still be woefully inadequate.

      The reason why there are so many goldfarmers is because there are so many trial keys for the game floating around. You get a couple keys with almost every Blizzard product these days so as long as these exist, they'll produce gold farming characters faster than Blizz can ban them.

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