Blizzard perma-ban Heroes of the Storm map-hackers; “cheating will not be tolerated”

Heroes of the Storm bans

Blizzard have just announced a wave of suspensions and bans for their hero-brawler, Heroes of the Storm. It comes following the reveal of an infamous map hack, which enabled dubious users to see enemy heroes through the fog of war.

“Cheating and using hacks while playing Heroes of the Storm or any Blizzard game will not be tolerated.” firmly stated Blizzard. “These actions undermine the spirit of fair competition that’s essential to play on, and can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. In Heroes of the Storm, cheaters ruin the competitive atmosphere not only for their opponents, but for their allies as well.”

Footage of the supposed map-hack surfaced earlier this week, showing the Nova clairvoyantly killing enemy heroes that she couldn’t even see.

A couple of days later, Blizzard have responded with action.

“We recently suspended numerous accounts and issued permanent bans to Heroes of the Storm players who were found to be in violation of the Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs.

“As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online gaming experience is a top priority for us. We’ll continue to keep a close eye on cheating in Heroes of the Storm and stamp out offending accounts to uphold the integrity of the game.”

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