World of Warcraft

Blizzard bans over 270.000 World of Warcraft accounts

Blizzard has given a recent report on their continuous efforts to fight the bots plague and disruptive players in World of Warcraft. Over the last month, they have taken measures against close to 270,970 accounts.

All of these will result in permanent bans; the penalties imposed mainly consist of either six-month suspensions or permanent account terminations, all attributed to instances of cheating and exploitation in the game.

– In June 2023, Blizzard took action against a total of 127,014 accounts.
– July 2023 witnessed a decrease in these actions, with 116,921 accounts facing penalties.
– However, in August 2023, the number of accounts targeted rose to 145,566.
– By September 2023, Blizzard had addressed 136,014 accounts for various violations.
– Total Exploitative WoW Account Actions in October 2023: 203026
– November 2023, Blizzard did something about around 197,455 accounts.

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To provide more transparency on the actions we take against cheating and exploitation, here is an accounting of the number of actions that were taken over the last month, December 2023:

Total Exploitative WoW Account Actions in December 2023: 270970

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.

There have been many reports of bots in Season of Discovery. They’ve been around a lot, most to collect loot and sell it for in-game gold. BRAD uploaded a YouTube video to show how many bots there are in the Season of Discovery.