Blizzard has released a Bluepost, stating they have recently banned over 167.000 World of Warcraft Accounts due to Exploitation or Cheating.
These numbers do not include violations regarding a player’s name or in-game language. Most of these bans were a 6-month suspension or permanently terminated. Blizzard promises to increase their efforts in the future to ban more malicious accounts that might be harmful for the game.
To provide more transparency on the actions that get taken against exploitative accounts, here is a breakdown on the number of actions that have been taken over the course of the last month:
Total Exploitative WoW Account Actions Last Month: 167799
All of these actions are for cheating or exploitation which are primarily permanent bans or 6-month suspensions. This number does not include separate actions like character name or in-game language violations. We will continue to evolve our methods and act against these malicious accounts on a daily basis.
Thank you and we’ll see you in Azeroth.
-The WoW Classic Team