20,000 Warcraft III accounts banned

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Gouk, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    Source: GameSpot.com

    Blizzard has closed 20,000 Battle.net accounts found to be using the Warcraft III map hack, and the CD keys have been banned for two weeks.

    Last month, Blizzard acknowledged that a Warcraft III map hack that can dispel the fog of war was being used by some to gain an unfair advantage in Battle.net's ladder rankings. Blizzard has announced its first major response, the cancellation of 20,000 Warcraft III Battle.net accounts that have used the map hack. Warcraft III owners may open more than one Battle.net account, and the CD keys used to create the canceled accounts have also been banned for two weeks.
    Players who fear they've been a victim of the map hack can still report abuses to Blizzard at hack@blizzard.com. More information on Blizzard's recent actions and its Battle.net policies can be found on the official Battle.net site.

    Serves them cheating fools right!!
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

    Ottawa, Ontario
    dame that really sucks for them !
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Serves em right. I only wish Sierra / Valve had the same stance.
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    same here... too many hax0rs online and it really ruins it for the rest of us...

    if they whinge... well sod em...

    however as a compromise.. the hax0rs should be allowed to play on a cheaters only server... only places they can converge... and play against each other... that should be MUCHO fun to see which is the biggest cheat of em all..

    as for CS e-punk... just play on a GOOD clan server which is always moderated and you will be just fine...
  5. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    The really sad part about Blizzard and Sierra / Valve and the way the try and curb cheating on their servers is that they are both owned by the same company Vivendi Universal