Starcraft 2 Developers Initiate Ban Rush

In September, thousands of cheaters were busted messing around with Starcraft II. This week, with many players obviously not having learnt from the last wave of action, developers Blizzard had to swing the hammer again.

"We recently issued a new round of account suspensions and bans to StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Battle.net Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing", a statement from Blizzard reads. "In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that's essential to play on Battle.net, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. As always, 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 Battle.net and take action as needed."

Remember, while this covers more obvious forms of cheating, it also means those using external tools - like Game Trainers - are in the firing line as well. If all you're playing is singleplayer, well, it'd be best to use the built-in singleplayer cheats. And if you're cheating in multiplayer? Well, you deserve everything you get.

More StarCraft 2 Bans Handed Out for Hacking [Shacknews]


Comments

    People are surprised by this? Its Blizzard! Apart from making awesome (and late!) games, they swing the banhammer ~ a lot! People never learn, the price on SC2 is already dropping.. they will just go buy a new copy and start over..

    Happened all the time in D2, will continue to happen here as well..

      I'd be interested to see how much the cheaters contributed to keeping D2 on the shelves for years after it's release? If it's only $20 and they ban you every 6 months or so is it worth it?? I'm sure to some people it is.

      Personally I like my collectors edition SC2 and won't be doing anything to risk losing the prestige of playing with my D2 Avatar pic.

    The best thing is that watching pretty much any replay with cheating in it shows the cheaters to be so universally terrible that even with advantages like perfect information they still get crushed.

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