"Play nice; Play fair." It's one of Blizzard Entertainment's core values, and it's something we take very seriously.
Over the last year, we've issued frequent rounds of account bans for cheating in Diablo III, and we've just issued another. While we may not mention each round of account bans when they occur, we have and will continue to monitor Diablo III for exploitative behavior and take action as needed in order to help preserve the integrity of the game.
As a reminder, we do not permit the use of hacks, bots, or other third-party software in conjunction with Diablo III. While many of the programs 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,"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
As we’ve noted before, using this type of software not only undermines the spirit of the game, but can result in a permanent ban -- and no Nephalem wants to be remembered by their dishonorable deeds within Sanctuary. Not only that, but third-party programs can cause nasty technical problems, game-related bugs, and stability and performance issues with Battle.net . . . all of which can greatly impact your gaming experience as well as the gaming experience of others. This is why it's important for us to make sure that players battle the forces of the Burning Hells on their merits, with an unaltered game client.
So play nice, and play fair, and keep on giving those demons hell!
For more information on our Diablo III Exploitation Policy, please refer to our Customer Support site. If you believe you have information pertaining to a hack or bot, make sure to let us know by contacting our Hacks team at Hacks@Blizzard.com.