Starcraft 2 Developers Initiate Ban Rush

In September, thousands of cheaters were busted messing around with Starcraft II. This week, with many players obviously not having learnt from the last wave of action, developers Blizzard had to swing the hammer again.

"We recently issued a new round of account suspensions and bans to StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Battle.net Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing", a statement from Blizzard reads. "In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that's essential to play on Battle.net, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on Battle.net and take action as needed."

Remember, while this covers more obvious forms of cheating, it also means those using external tools - like Game Trainers - are in the firing line as well. If all you're playing is singleplayer, well, it'd be best to use the built-in singleplayer cheats. And if you're cheating in multiplayer? Well, you deserve everything you get.

More StarCraft 2 Bans Handed Out for Hacking [Shacknews]