Warcraft III - Temporarily Restricted From the Server

Updated: 7 days ago
Article ID: 208023
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You have been temporarily restricted from the server. Please try again later.

The Warcraft III servers will automatically restrict connections when a game client is performing unauthorized behaviors. These restrictions exist to maintain server stability and prevent exploitative behavior such as botting and hacking.

If you are using an IP address which is shared with other users, any restriction will affect all users of the IP address. If you share your IP address with other players who have gotten a restriction, you will need to acquire a different IP address.

Connection restrictions in Warcraft III can be applied for behaviors such as:

  • Attempting to use an invalid CD-key
  • Attempting to use a hacked or modified game client to log in to Battle.net
  • Using unauthorized third-party programs or addons
  • Connecting to Battle.net using a business network, cloud hosting service, VPN, or Proxy
  • Rapidly connecting and disconnecting from Battle.net
  • Repeatedly using an incorrect password
  • Harassing other players
  • Advertising inappropriate website urls
  • Spamming text or chat commands such as /whisper or /whois
  • Connecting to Battle.net with more than 8 clients

If you find that your connection has been temporarily restricted, you should reinstall your game client and wait 24 hours before attempting to log back in. If your connection is still restricted, you must wait for the restriction to end or acquire new IP address.

Customer Support cannot remove temporary restrictions for any reason or help with acquiring a new IP address.