World of Warcraft

Blizzard is cracking down on players who exploit World of Warcraft

Blizzard has provided a recent update on their ongoing battle against bots and disruptive players. In the past month, they have taken action against nearly 200,000 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

Total Exploitative WoW Account Actions in November 2023: 197455

Recent Actions Against Exploitative Accounts – November 2023 - (source)

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, November 2023:

Total Exploitative WoW Account Actions in November 2023: 197455

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.