Skip to main content

Blizzard bans another load of cheaters

Administrative punishment.

Dark blue icons of video game controllers on a light blue background
Image credit: Eurogamer

Having just had to fiddle around with our own various systems for user management, I can only imagine the horror admins face on a daily basis.

According to their latest update, some 263,000 StarCraft accounts, as well as a further 19,000 WarCraft III accounts, have been permanently closed due to cheating, while 8,000 WarCraft III CD keys used with now-closed accounts have been banned from ladder play for one month, and 1100 others have been banned from ladder play permanently.

I feel a bit better about hunting down and removing erroneous email addresses now. Blizzard promises to remain vigilant and will continue to ban cheaters who aim to blight its otherwise roaringly popular online service...

Read this next