Blizzard Entertainment is taking a strong stand against cheaters in World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Classic. In July 2023, they took action against a massive 116,921 accounts involved in cheating and exploitation. Most of these accounts received permanent bans or 6-month suspensions to keep the gaming environment fair.
Blizzard wants players to know what they’re doing to maintain fairness. “Here’s the breakdown of actions we took in July 2023 to fight cheating and exploitation,” said Community Manager Kaivax on the World of Warcraft Forums. While these actions only target cheaters, they don’t include accounts with inappropriate names or language.
The creators of the Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and Overwatch series is serious about keeping their games clean. They’re constantly improving their methods to fight cheaters, showing they’re committed to creating a fun and level playing field for everyone. This move hopefully sends a strong message to cheaters: their actions won’t be tolerated. By sharing these numbers, Blizzard is being transparent and showing their dedication to a better gaming experience. Players can look forward to a safer and more enjoyable environment as Blizzard continues their battle against cheaters day by day.
Total Exploitative WoW Account Actions in July 2023: 116921
All of these actions were for cheating or exploitation, which primarily result in permanent bans or 6-month suspensions. This number does not include other actions such as those taken on accounts with character name or in-game language violations. We continue to evolve our methods and act against these malicious accounts on a daily basis.