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 World of Warcraft - Blizzard Updates Input Broadcasting Software (Multiboxing) Policy

Blizzard's Giving Multiboxers the Cold Shoulder

Steven Weber Posted:
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Today, Blizzard has announced that third input broadcasting software (such as levelbuddy) will no longer be tolerated in World of Warcraft. This type of software is often used for Multiboxing (one person playing multiple accounts at the same time), but can also be used for botting, all of which Blizzard believes to be detrimental to the game.

Blizzard stated that they will warn players that they shouldn’t use such software while playing, but after several warnings, players could be suspended, or banned entirely. From the post itself:

“ …we intend to notify players that they should not use this software while playing World of Warcraft. Soon thereafter, the warnings will escalate to account actions, which can include suspension and, if necessary, permanent closure of the player's World of Warcraft account(s)”

With Shadowlands getting ready for its second pass at launch, there may be a subset of players that were hoping they could multibox their way through the new expansion, but it seems Blizzard is throwing some cold water on that idea. Recently Blizzard released a quick fly through of the zones of Shadowlands, but don’t worry, you can watch all of them at the same time on our post here, without fear of a warning.


Steven Weber

Steven has been a writer at MMORPG.COM since 2017. A lover of many different genres, he finds he spends most of his game time in action RPGs, and talking about himself in 3rd person on his biography page.