Over 320K accounts banned from Warcraft III and Diablo II

Wednesday, 21st April 2010 14:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Blizzard has announced over on the forums that it has banned over 320K accounts for violating the terms of use.

Those banned held accounts for Diablo II and Warcraft III, and the hammer more than likely fell due to hacks and third-party programs which Blizzard said harms the stability of its servers.

“If this is a first offense, the CD key associated with the banned account will be suspended for 30 days, while repeat offenders will see their keys banned permanently. All account ban decisions are final,” read the post.

“We would like all players to remember that abuse of unintended mechanics and/or use of third party programs is a violation of the agreement made when signing on to, and can subject your account to disciplinary action up to and including a permanent ban of its access to the service. These types of activities can severely impact the stability of our servers, and we’ll continue to aggressively monitor in order to protect the service and its players from the harmful effects of cheating.

“Many account closures come as the direct result of tips emailed to our hacks team by legitimate users. If you come across a hack, find a site responsible for distributing hacks, or have a replay of a newly available hack, please report this to our hacks team.”

Somewhere round the 300K mark seems to be a good number for Blizzard, as 350K accounts were banned for the exact same reason in November 2008.

Keep your noses clean then folks, otherwise no StarCraft II or Diablo III for you – should either finally see the light of day.

Via BigDownload.



  1. Erthazus

    Well done Blizzard. Finish these cheaters.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. endgame

    n1. now if only someone would ban anyone that using hacks in MW2 for PC it would be great. sadly though, no one will. it’s OK though, we have BFBC2 if we want to play with honest and intelligent ppl. :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Old MacDonald

    Must be great being able to casually ban more users than many such games get in their lifetime – and then watch as most of these people buy the games again to get new accounts.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight


    Duh More profit that way.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Uncontested

    Except im sure most of the banned accounts are torrent versions of the game anyways so it really doesnt matter. These games are so old that a modern burner can copy these games without a CD key or no CD patch lol

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Uncontested

    Hell I remember in high school (7 years ago) I had long lost my Starcraft disc and still played online with my burned copy I got a LAN party I went to with some friends.

    #6 5 years ago

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