Many of you have had questions about this policy so far. We gathered your questions from here, and other places and these are the responses we received from HQ. I hope this clears up some of the confusion.
Question: The ability to lock onto a target that isn’t highlighted, is that illegal?
- Answer: This is now considered a cheat.
Question: Why not just get rid of all mods?
- Answer: We love mods, we just find some of the mods functions create an unfair advantage, which is why you’ll see us talking about functionality instead of specific mods.
Question: Can Wargaming ban me without giving reason and/or evidence?
- Answer: When we ban someone for using cheats, we state in the message that a forbidden game function was used. We don’t provide any details on when a player was detected or what kind of cheat was detected because we don’t want to compromise our detection methods. It’s actually a widespread thing in the gaming industry – for example, VAC bans work in a similar way.
Question: Why not just ban people outright for using cheats?
- Answer: Striking down the hammer is permanent. We want to give people an opportunity to course correct and continue to enjoy World of Tanks
Question: When will the cheat detection system start working?
- Answer: It is up and running
Question: Do Warnings/Bans/Points on your account ever get removed or reset?
- Answer: It's 2 strikes and you’re out. For the first offense, the player gets a 7-day ban, for the 2nd – permaban. There are no plans to reset flags over a time period for now.
Question: Is Arty Battle Assist still approved by Wargaming to use?
- Answer: Yes, we’re still okay with it.
Question: What about the function that shows and calculates Camo and detectability rating in-game?
- Answer: This is currently under consideration
Question: Can we use mods that change the color of destroyed tanks?
- Answer: Yes, you can use mods that change the color of destroyed tanks.
Question: Can I use a mod that allows me to zoom out more?
- Answer: Yes, you can use a mod which allows you to zoom out further from your own tank.
Question: Are reload timers illegal?
Please let us know of any further questions you may have in this thread.