We’re working hard to promote fair play in War Thunder which is carried out in several directions, for example the fight against forbidden modifications and automation of gameplay. These players stand out for their passive behavior and simply low efficiency. Ultimately, they’ve let the whole team down.
What we’ve been doing
Recently, we’ve been working on improving our measures against cheaters. We won’t go into the details, but rest assured you can expect more cheaters to be banned in future Fair Play articles.
From August 2023 until this month, November 2023, we’ve blocked 4,139 accounts (most of which were bots) that were found to be in violation of the rules. Specifically 3.2.3 of the EULA, namely in the automation of gameplay (using bots) and cheat software.
For full transparency, we’re publishing the full list of these blocked players. This list will be available for two weeks after the publication of this article.
What we recommend
We recommend that you set a strong password for your account and enable two-step authentication in your profile. This will protect your account from fraudsters. And remember, don’t use forbidden client modifications and never share your account information with anyone!
That’s a really impressive increase in the number of account bans per month, from around 200 before to over 1000. Well done. Wished it was sooner, but also well done. Nice to see the botting problem is finally being addressed aggressively by Gaijin.
It would have been nice to see which squadrons those “players” were from. Also a breakdown on how many were picked up by player complaint and which were removed by other forms of detection, and which modes.
4000, wow… Like, really, WOW
There is a list of players. You can check anyone of the list here.
Oh I know. Just saying there is a name-and-shame aspect you could have used here. You can leverage squadron leadership that wants to keep their squadrons “clean”, too. Botting is a banning offense in our little Class Act family already. I can’t check all 4,000+ accounts individually (well I can and do with a little Excel work) but I would still always want to know if we missed any. I can’t believe we’re the only ones. o7
Well yes, you may say that, but have you seen SqB? That’s where the real fun is at
In case anyone was curious, the longest-playing player banned on this list, presumably for naval botting (2600 games in a Frank Knox) started their account in August, 2012, had 45,000 games and has now lost 2,000 vehicles. Good job. Looks like it’s FAFO Day in War Thunder. Finally.
Thank you for not playing anymore, you were wrecking our community with your greed. Byeee…
I hope it’s not a mistake on Gaijins part :)
I don’t know what’s going on, I have cognitive dissonance. good job, it’s a pity that after 2-3 years of reporting this problem, getting a few bans along the way for talking about it and being silenced, but finally, you’re finally starting to do something about it. The important thing is that it started.
That’s basically 10x the normal amount, about time something drastic happened.
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Good to see a massive bot ban like this.
Look forward to more and the continued cleaning of the game.
RIP Event Tiger. Does he have any more expensive event vehicles? I wonder how much value for events vehicles and premium vehicles was lost there.
Thanks for your many efforts on the last year, you really made a big big progress as i never saw any other game do. I am glad my efforts of reviewing replays and reporting players has not gone wasted.
I saw one of my many reported players on the last.
Sincerely, good job, Gaijin, and good riddance!
Bravo!! I quess this is just tip of the iceperk here.