Blizzard Bans 120,000 World Of Warcraft Classic Death Knights

A Death Knight is seen holding their sword in World of Warcraft Classic.

Blizzard introduced down the banhammer on “nearly 120,000” World of Warcraft Traditional accounts after discovering gamers had been creating bots to use the Loss of life Knight class to farm sources within the Wrath of the Lich King Traditional enlargement that launched in September.

For the uninitiated, World of Warcraft Traditional launched in 2019 and is a reversion of WoW to its state in 2006 however utilizing the present sport’s fashionable infrastructure. As the sport has step by step added the primary sport’s expansions, it has since reached Wrath of the Lich King. On this enlargement, the particular Loss of life Knight class is launched, and it begins at stage 55. Initially, the World of Warcraft Traditional model of this particular “hero class” was accessible to gamers with no restrictions, somewhat than requiring them to achieve the extent cap as they needed to within the authentic World of Warcraft. Regardless of eradicating that requirement, Loss of life Knights nonetheless begin at stage 55, which meant gamers may create new accounts, begin as a Loss of life Knight and leap proper into the Wrath of the Lich King enlargement endgame content material a lot faster to farm high-level sources. The result’s that bots have flooded the servers and Blizzard has lastly taken motion.

In a press release on the company’s forums, Blizzard says it has not solely banned 120,000 accounts who had been partaking on this nonsense, however reinstated the extent cap requirement from the unique sport in an effort to discourage it altogether.


“We felt it was crucial for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King basic to offer anybody who wished to hop into this iconic enlargement the power to take action with as few limitations as doable,” the assertion reads. “Permitting each account entry to Loss of life Knights— even when they didn’t meet the historic necessities —was essential. Nevertheless, now that the preliminary launch interval has handed, we not want to enable the unrestricted creation of Loss of life Knights on model new accounts. It’s a tempting vector for malicious actors to make use of to get into the sport and begin exploiting in a short time.”

The group already appears happy with the choice, with one person on the boards calling it a “direct nerf to botters,” although some appear to really feel like this was an avoidable error. One remark reads “that restriction ought to by no means have been lifted, however higher late than by no means I suppose.”


Whereas the studio has but to announce any plans to launch Catacylsm, the subsequent of the famed MMO’s expansions, for World of Warcraft Traditional, the crew appears no less than open to the idea.


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