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World of Warcraft Gives Update to Actions Taken Against Exploitation

Over 40,000 accounts removed since June 17th

Garrick Durham-Raley Updated: Posted:
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World of Warcraft gave a July 1 Update on actions taken against exploiters from the past two weeks.

The announcement by Community Manager Kaivax on the World of Warcraft Classic forums says that they are "dedicated to driving the exploiters away wherever we can, as we continue to make our response to this one of our highest priorities." The post begins:

Since the launch of WoW Classic, we’ve taken action daily against accounts that were botting, hacking, and selling in-game services for real money. This continual effort has resulted in the average daily number of accounts actioned consistently increasing in the Americas, EU, Korea, and Taiwan. In May of this year, we witnessed a surge in the number of botters, and our intensification of efforts to eliminate them brought our average of actioned accounts upwards into the thousands per day.

Since our last post about this issue on June 17, we’ve continued to remove exploiters at a high pace, typically 2,000-3,000 per day, with over 4,000 accounts actioned on some days. This daily effort has resulted in actions taken against over 40,000 accounts since June 17 in the Americas, EU, Korea, and Taiwan.

The last update from June 17th mentioned that Blizzard suspended over 74,000 WoW accounts for violating the End User License Agreement (EULA). In addition, Blizzard recently made changes to the Auction House that slowed down how fast addons can interact and send queries. It appears that they are overall trying to prevent players from exploiting any aspect of World of Warcraft.

In other news, you can read our impressions on Shadowlands' new area of 'Maldraxxus', and the World of Warcraft Summer Sale just began yesterday and features sales on mounts and pets until July 19th.


Garrick Durham-Raley

Garrick is a doting father of two and devoted husband. When he's not busy playing Final Fantasy XIV, he can usually be found drifting between a dozen different MMOs. His favorite game of all time is Diablo II and he is unironically excited for Diablo Immortal.