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Blizzard bans or suspends over 5,000 Battle.net users for cheating in StarCraft II

Friday, 1st October 2010 18:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Blizzard said it would ban StarCraft II players for cheating last month, and sure enough, the developer laid the smack down on those who failed to heed the warning yesterday.

According to Blizzard, over 5,000 folks participating in online multiplayer battles on Battle.net were either banned or suspended from the multplayer service for cheating or using hacks to play online.

Per a statement on the SCII community site, the company said: “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. 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.”

At least they game folks a warning quite a while in advance.

Thanks, BigDownload.

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  1. Stephany Nunneley

    Cheating never ends well usually. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x35kmFM9nVk

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    5000 cheaters? Damn. I had more faith in people than that.

    @1 Wow, that old schtick never gets old, does it Steph? :P

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    It’s just for 6:15 onward. :D Seriously. He needs a Manzier.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DSB

    That guy is my new hero. He’s got a camera crew filming him bucknaked with a 350 pound frenzied fiancé screaming at him, and he’s like “Yeah, so what? It’s all good”

    Fat black cheating dude, you’re my alpha dog of the week.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @1 Yippee ka yay mothafucka :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. deanimate

    Good news :) I’ve been playing the game a reasonable amount with a friend and hate to think we keep losing because some other mong is cheating. No, we lose because we’re shit.

    Although my friends 6 pool and my combined probe rush have been working quite nicely ;) Pisses people off a treat and doesn’t improve our game at all but it is fun :D

    #6 4 years ago