Blizzard Entertainment has banned more than 100,000 players from its hugely popular “World of Warcraft” game for cheating.
The number of suspended accounts was revealed in an in-game chat between a “World of Warcraft” player and a Blizzard Games Master, according to PCGamesN.
The bans are reportedly for six months.
The Daily Dot notes that the ‘bots’, software programs that automate specific processes in a game, are popular in massively multiplayer titles like “World of Warcraft” where players often need to undertake repetitive tasks to access fresh game content.
In its WoW forum post, Blizzard also urged players to report any instances of bot-related cheating. “If you believe that you’ve encountered a player abusing a bot, exploit, or cheat, please let us know!” it said.
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