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Diablo III Players Banned & Expansion Confirmed
Posted November 8th, 2012 at 10:04am by KeltharBlizzard has recently issued several waves of bans to accounts found to be using third-party cheats or hacks in Diablo III, including the use of bots, modifying the game's files or changing how the game client interacts with Battle.net. They will continue monitoring and issue bans in the future as needed.
On a side note, at the Activision Q3 Earnings Call it was announced that an expansion for Diablo III is in the works. While no details have been released yet, I'm sure many fans (myself included) are excited to hear what the future holds for the Diablo franchise.
Blizzard Quote (Source)
We've recently issued several rounds of account bans for cheating in Diablo III. In each of these cases players used a hack program for exploitive purposes, for example to zoom out their game view and kill monsters that were beyond the normal range at which AI is triggered. As we do with all Blizzard games, we will continue to monitor Diablo III for cheating and take action as needed.
As a reminder, we don't permit the use of hacks or other third-party software in conjunction with Diablo III. Most of the programs out there that are intended for use with the game are actually cheat programs and automation programs ("bots") that exploit Diablo III's mechanics and provide players with an unfair advantage. However, "third-party software" also refers to any file or program that attempts to:
- Obtain information about Diablo III that's not normally available to the player
- Transmit or modify the Diablo III game files
- Provide access to features or abilities beyond what is allowed by the game's design
- Change how Diablo III interacts with Battle.net
In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play, this type of software can cause nasty technical problems, game-related bugs, and stability and performance issues with Battle.net. All of which can put a demon-sized damper on your gaming experience.
As we've said in the past, playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any third-party software which interacts with Diablo III—even if you are accessing that software from a reputable third-party site—as doing so can result in permanent ban from the game.
For more information on all of this, you can check out a copy of the related policy for Diablo III over on our Customer Support site.