Blizzard To Start Meting Out Sweet Ban-Justice To Diablo III Cheaters

Diablo III has its share of annoyances -- lost progress due to connection difficulties, the delayed auction house, hackers stealing your gear… but the most annoying of all may well be cheaters.

In an update on the Diablo III blog ominously titled "Cheating in Diablo III", Blizzard has drawn a line in the sand. They're about to start getting serious with cheaters, and none will be spared.

Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that's no different for Diablo® III. If a Diablo III player is found to be cheating or using hacks, bots, or modifications in any form, then as outlined in the Diablo III 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 Diablo III with his or her account.

Playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for and Diablo III, 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, bots, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future.

Nice. Go forth, Ser Blizz, and wield your banhammer without mercy.

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    I would love getting banned from a single player game ;-)

      Are you still going on about the single player thing? Finished the game few times while you still whining here.

        You played hardcore yet??? ohh wait its unplayable cheers.

          Myself and a few mates have managed to make it to Act 2 Hell in HC :). It's not perfect but definately playable.

            Same here, putting off fighting Belial because I be scared. Totally doable.

          Yes i did and at act 2 as well. Played with buddies with increased difficulty. Whats your problem?

          Yup come back in 6 months it's not worth the effort right now

        Of course not!
        It's an Online Co-Op Game w/ Single Player option! xD

    Bad lag last night so felt sorry for all the hardcore players

    Only clicked the article for that awesome artwork

    Yeah I've basically had to give up playing in the second half of every weekend because the lag is too much. Won't even look at HC until that is resolved.

    As for cheaters - I though they would have been coming down with the ban hammer from day 1. There's no need to highlight the policy - just highlight the instances they've captured and the cheating fools who'll need to go and buy another copy.

    so apparently the "always on connection" DRM didn't do squat to deter cheaters

    blizz been tripping with their own words lately

      i agree, why the ehll are we putting up with DRM if its still a problem....

        Yeah, I want "no need to be online if I'm playing by myself" mode. They tried DRM, it failed now stop annoying us non-cheaters with it.

    Anyone else getting spammed with friend requests from people/bots selling gear and gold now? All cos of that stupid public chat auto-join bullshit.

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