Blizzard unleashes a ban wave on hackers in Overwatch

The new patch launched on November 30 saw Blizzard releasing an update banning numerous players for hacking. Users of aimbot and bunnyhop hacks have their accounts suspended indefinitely.

Users of these hacks saw an email from Blizzard as follows :


Account Action: Account Closure – Overwatch Account
Offense: Unauthorized Cheat Programs (“hacks”)

Recent activity on this account shows the use of an unauthorized cheat program, also known as a “hack”, which harms the intended player experience.

The account holder is responsible for all activity on the account. We issue suspensions and closures to protect our players and our service in accordance with our EULA: Blizzard® end user License Agreement.

We don’t take this decision lightly. Our team issued this closure after a careful review of relevant evidence. Our support staff will not overturn these closures and may not respond to appeals. For more information, see our article: Appealing Silences, Suspensions, and Closures – Blizzard Support

Thank you for your time and understanding in this matter.

Customer Service

A few reactions from the official Battle Net forums :

Got banned on my main. I should have known better to use a free hack…. this sucks

Im so ****ing pissed I literally run the hack 1 time which was yesterday and I get banned on my only overwatch account I just bought and now the sale is over ( ****ing people told me that the hack is undetected, I used overjoint btw

I’m going to sue Blizzard, who wants to join me?

ill join you, we’ll have a solid class action lawsuit

Me ban, no goat, dont want ban pls fix.

I’ve tried dva system and soldier82 and stop using them. Been using stickyjoint v9 on and off. Got banned today. gg blizzard

since i got banned from the game already, dose that mean i cant buy the game again at all ?
is it for real for life ban ? or can i just buy the game again ?
can some one please have a clear answer about this >_<

Got banned too

Here comes the wave ban, for those (like me) who thought blizzard could not detect ahk. GG guys

if i rebuy the game will i get banned again??

Did your hack get detected as well?

Yo, banned after using OverJoint for a day. Running on super low settings, but I guess it was detected?
Regardless, if I just make a new and buy the game again, will I be fine? I’ve heard about people being banned twice in the past.

To All those who have got banned and asking if they buy the game again will they get banned here …. NO
I have got banned on almost 7 accounts now, all you have to do it after u get ban run cccleaner, restart ur pc/modem, make new email with different details, buy the game and buy hack and anjoy life …
Thank me later .. flys away

Please update this as detected. I used the hack probably 10 times and never once got a POTG with it and never raged killed everyone. Yet I have been banned.

top 500 account RIP . just for trying it out for several seconds in training
blizzard is a ****ing joke

It is always heartening to know that Blizzard is keeping a strict tab on hackers and preventing their actions. This will help keep the integrity of the game clean for other players.