Oh dear, it looks like we’ve got a bunch of cheaters on our hands. Of course, cheating in games is nothing new, but some companies are taking it a lot more seriously than others. Blizzard appears to fall, very firmly, into the Very Serious Camp.
They issued a special reminder today to note that any player found to be cheating, or even utilizing hacks or mods, will be permanently banned from the game. To put it in slightly different terms, you’ll no longer be able to log in to Battle.net – not to play StarCraft, probably not to play anything else, either.
You might have to start completely over. Brand-new account, brand-new game install, all of that. And don’t mess with the client this time.
Suspensions and the throwing of the banhammer will start very, very soon. In the meantime…stop cheating, you cheater.
But, just in case you want it straight from the hydralisk’s mouth…
Cheating in StarCraft II
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 Battle.net 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 Battle.net, 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.