Diablo 4 Ban Wave for Botting in June, 2023

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For the past few days, there’s been an ongoing Diablo 4 ban wave for botting, starting as of June 13. This takes place almost a month after Blizzard issued a ban wave for WoW as well, back on May 16, albeit for boosting.

Nonetheless, the current Diablo 4 ban wave is taking place about 7 days after the game’s official release (not counting the early access), which goes to show how serious Blizzard is taking any cheating allegation.

That being said, let’s go over what we know so far!

What is Botting in Diablo 4?

Botting in Diablo 4, or any other game for that matter, essentially pertains to using a bot (or any other type of third party software), to automate certain in-game tasks.

This can be related to leveling up your character, farming dungeons, events, Helltides, cellars, gear, resources and so forth.

And, of course, botting in Diablo 4 is against Blizzard’s Terms of Service, which means that any player accused of engaging in this activity will have their Diablo 4 account banned.

As for the particular software in question, the current ban wave seems to have targeted three individual tools, namely:

  • a Diablo 4 pixel bot, designed to help with grinding dungeons, events, gear, gold and other resources;
  • a combat rotation tool, which essentially executes the perfect damage rotation for your character (as well as automatically using health potions);
  • a map overlay, which helps with revealing the entire map, as well as the locations for various events or rewards.

That being said, as with any ban wave, errors can and do happen. For example, there have been reports of PlayStation 5 players also being affected by this current Diablo 4 ban wave. And, at least for the time being, it’s highly unlikely for anyone to use a bot on PS5.

Diablo 4 Ban Wave for Botting
Image Source – us.forums.blizzard.com

What Penalties Were Issued in this Diablo 4 Ban Wave?

The penalties in question were pretty straightforward, as in, every player flagged or accused of any of the above has received a permanent ban from Diablo 4. This is also what seems to be displayed as “Error 52” upon trying to log into the game.

Here’s an example of an email received

Action Taken: Account Closure

Violation: Use of Malicious Third-Party Software

We’ve closed this account for use of unauthorized cheat programs.

These programs provide character benefits not normally achievable in the game and detract from the integrity of the Diablo 4 game environment.

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 Blizzard EULA: https://blizzard.com/company/legal/eula.html

Customer Service, Blizzard Entertainment

Nonetheless, as mentioned above, even some console players claim to have been affected by the current botting ban wave in Diablo 4. And, at least those bans are most likely false positives, as cheating on a PS5 is highly unlikely for any player.

What Can You Do About It?

Unlike temporary suspensions, permanent bans cannot just be waited out. Thus, your only option get unbanned from Diablo 4 is to submit a ban appeal, especially if the ban has been wrongfully applied.

Diablo 4 Banned Account
Source – Blizzard Entertainment

More so, if the ban did happen as a false positive, do your best to retrace your steps leading up to it, as well as what other unrelated software you’ve been using.

Even though the game is new, Blizzard’s anti-cheating system should be more than familiar with most legitimate computer software, so it’s unlikely that a peripheral driver or streaming software could be the culprit behind it.

That’s it! Hopefully, your account has not been impacted by this Diablo 4 ban wave and remains in great standing. However, if you have been affected, especially if unfairly, we want you to know that we’re here for you!

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Michael, founder and writer of Unbanster, brings over 20 years of gaming experience and a law degree to his specialized work in his unbanning service. Though he didn't pursue a traditional career in law, his unique legal perspective enables him to tackle the intricacies of gaming policies and appeals processes. Motivated by a personal unjust ban, Michael launched Unbanster in 2015 to aid gamers facing similar challenges, having successfully assisted thousands to date, striving to ensure fairness and transparency in the gaming community.

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