Blizzard Bans “Several Thousand” Hearthstone Bots
Bots banned into 2015 as Blizzard reiterates emphasis on fair play.
Blizzard Entertainment has recently announced the banning of thousands of bots on its popular free to play, collectible card battle Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. These bans will be in existence till 2015 and the developer further encouraged players to report incidents of cheating.
“We’ve recently banned several thousand Hearthstone accounts that were associated with the use of third-party programs that automate gameplay, otherwise known as ‘bots’ or ‘botting’. These accounts will be banned until 2015. As we’ve stated, fair play is at the core of the Hearthstone experience, and cheating and botting will not be tolerated.”
“From this point on, accounts found to be cheating will be permanently closed without warning.” So let that be a fair warning to players who attempt to go down that route again.
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