The StarCraft II banhammer falls again

Ban-lovin’ StarCraft II developer Blizzard is at it again, with a fresh wave of account bans for the strategy title hitting dirty rotten cheats and hackers.

Blizzard don’t do things by half, as at least 350,000 gamers can attest, and while no numbers are given for this latest scumbag clear-out, you can bet the figure is high. Per Blizzard’s blog:

“We recently issued a new round of account suspensions and bans to StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that’s essential to play on, 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 and take action as needed.”

There’s been some debate amongst StarCraft II fans about the validity of trainers and external programs. In short, some fans thought they were fair, while Blizzard disagreed. Guess who wins that debate, kids.

[Via Shacknews]