Over 5,000 StarCraft II players banned

Blizzard recently announced that they have banned and suspended over 5,000 StarCraft II players found to be in violation of the Terms of Use. The offenders were found to be using cheating and/or hacks while playing the game. The news follows a recent announcement from Blizzard where they explained that banned players will be permanently unable to log in to to play StarCraft II – and that suspensions and bans of player account would begin soon.

You can see the official statement from Blizzard below:

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 license 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.

Oct 1, 2010


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  • Tygerclaws - October 5, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    And now, since practically every Blizzard game is tied to, those people will never be able to play any other Blizzard game. There is such a thing as too harsh a punishment, especially over such srs bsns as a game.
  • LelgoLulz - October 3, 2010 9:17 p.m.

    Hey, look at that. The business spammers got reported :)
  • Zeb364 - October 3, 2010 8:52 p.m.

    That's the way Blizzard. No mercy for cheating douchebags.
  • Rancid47 - October 3, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    ^That's for people complaining about MMM.
  • Rancid47 - October 3, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    I hate when people complain about Terran. Play Zerg? Go baneling/muta. Play Toss? Go storms/colossi.
  • TheWerebear - October 3, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    What in the hell is going on with these past few comments?
  • BlindMarksman - October 2, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    - Vegeta! What does the scouter say about their hacker level? - IT´S OVER 5000! (Sorry guys, i had to do it) But apparently, not anymore, hehe. Good Riddance!
  • gaseoussnake - October 2, 2010 6:43 p.m.

    You can still play campaign offline, but you get no achievements :( Not sure if you would be able to play after ban. I hope it would keep a-holes from playing teach em a lesson. My name is rabidmutas on if anyone wants to add me as friend but i aints thats goods yets. FOR THE SWARM! & reapers can go to hell! jk but seriously Im not
  • AnonymouZ - October 2, 2010 5:33 p.m.

    i'm not in the know about this whole .net thing, but... wouldn't that ban NOT let you play the game in CAMPAIGN mode too? if it does, i sense some lawsuits in the way.
  • Emulation - October 2, 2010 4:01 p.m.

    @NightCrawler_358 Well that just shows how much I know about it then :P I tend to stick to FPS.
  • Crypto140 - October 2, 2010 3:48 p.m.

    Hackers need to burn in hell. In the list of people who suck the most, it is Hitler, my friends and family, then hackers. Nothing I will do will make as bad as them. @jmcgrotty lol.
  • Clovin64 - October 2, 2010 10:26 a.m.

    This makes me happy. Cheating simply ruins the game for everyone, both other players and the cheaters themselves. What exactly is the point of cheating in a game like Starcraft II (or any other game for that matter>)? What to the cheaters actually gain from it? Nice move Blizzard. Nuff said.
  • jmcgrotty - October 2, 2010 6:43 a.m.

    That seems pretty drastic to ban 97% of the people who play the game.
  • Jacko415 - October 2, 2010 4:24 a.m.

    too bad Activision doesn't care about the fairness and validity of their games this much. could make MW2 playable again.
  • 8bitBaby - October 2, 2010 4:09 a.m.

    HOLEEE CRAP that's a lot of players. well... i don't blame blizzard. also... i play as terran... wh-what's wrong with terran players? :C XD
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 2, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    @Emulation lol SC2 isn't an RPG its an RTS. but i agree.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 2, 2010 3:59 a.m.

    These cheaters must be all the people beating me! right? right? *cries self to sleep*
  • Emulation - October 2, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    I don't even play Starcraft II because I'm not really into RPGs, but I'm glad to see that Blizzard is taking care of the cheaters.
  • darkmagshin - October 2, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    @GamesRadarTylerNagata 0_0 that was an uncharacteristically low blow T-Nag. Blizzard works really hard to balance the game, and if you're as good as i hear you are, you should be able to deal no matter what race your opponent chooses. i should really stop before i start ranting again
  • enlargedhousecats - October 2, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    @GamesRadarTylerNagata but I like being terran :(

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