Blizzard Threatens Banhammer on StarCraft II Cheaters

They are taking this very, very seriously. It was inevitable that a popular game like StarCraft II would eventually see a rise in multiplayer cheaters hoping to compensate for their lack of playing skills.

Blizzard wasted no time in issuing a stern statement regarding improper play:

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.

That’s right, permanently banned. No chance of recovery. Just plain, BANNED. (Unless said cheater is dedicated enough to pay Blizzard for another copy of the game).

Blizzard also warns that disciplinary action will begin soon for any cheating cheaters that have already cheated whilst playing other people online.

In related news, Zerg and Tal’darim lobby groups are also petitioning Blizzard for bans on players destroying them with terrible, terrible damage.