Blizzard didn’t ban over single-player StarCraft II cheats

While we were off on our sabbatical, there was some ruckus surrounding single-player StarCraft II shenanigans resulting in bans. It was reported that using cheats or trainers outside of multiplayer could supposedly get you suspended from the game.

Shacknews received a response from Blizzard on the matter, which puts it plainly: “Blizzard Entertainment is not banning StarCraft 2 players just for using single-player cheats. It’s important to point out first, that many of the 3rd-party hacks and cheats developed for StarCraft 2 contain both single- and multiplayer functionality.”

Continuing, the rep said that “In order to protect the integrity of multiplayer competition, we are actively detecting cheat programs used in multiplayer modes whether there are human opponents or not. That said, players who opt to use any type of 3rd party hacks do so at their own risk.”

Keep that in mind going forward, I suppose.

Blizzard Explains Bans for Third Party Hacks and Cheats [Shacknews]

While we were off on our sabbatical, there was some ruckus surrounding single-player StarCraft II shenanigans resulting in bans. It was reported that using cheats or trainers outside of multiplayer could supposedly get you suspended from the game.

Shacknews received a response from Blizzard on the matter, which puts it plainly: “Blizzard Entertainment is not banning StarCraft 2 players just for using single-player cheats. It’s important to point out first, that many of the 3rd-party hacks and cheats developed for StarCraft 2 contain both single- and multiplayer functionality.”

Continuing, the rep said that “In order to protect the integrity of multiplayer competition, we are actively detecting cheat programs used in multiplayer modes whether there are human opponents or not. That said, players who opt to use any type of 3rd party hacks do so at their own risk.”

Keep that in mind going forward, I suppose.

Blizzard Explains Bans for Third Party Hacks and Cheats [Shacknews]

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