Activision Blizzard‘s community manager Kaivax has taken to the official World of Warcraft Classic forums to reveal that over the last month Blizzard closed or suspended over 74,000 in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe for exploitative gameplay. The majority of these were found to be using gameplay automation tools, typically to farm resources or kill enemies much more efficiently than legitimate players can.
While today’s suspensions were applied in a batch (often referred to as a “banwave”), it is a top priority for us to identify accounts that are botting and remove them. Our team works around the clock, every day of the week, and many of the suspensions and account closures over the last few months have gone out in the middle of the night, or on weekends.
The team mentioned working on further improvements to every part of the WoW Classic that might address cheating issues more swiftly and completely, more information will be revealed as those next steps are taken.