World of Tanks always has been open to modifications, some better than others but players always had the liberty to mod their tanks and UI in an attempt to improve it or other times just to look different.
Cheats, also know as illegal modifications have been around for a long time, from aimbot to delete bush mods and Wargaming have fought them to a certain point. But are they doing enough?
Cheaters get banned
It’s November 2018 and yet we have another announcement of ban wave across all servers. European and Russian servers are the ones with the most players suspended and banned in total, as expected as they are the most populated servers. In total, across all regions 10,562 players got their accounts suspended for seven days and 4,510 got permanently banned.
How bad is it?
Numbers are decreasing, each ban wave we see fewer players getting banned and suspended, but that doesn’t mean there are fewer players using these illegal modifications as some new mods now can go undetected for a long time.
Wargaming needs to keep improving and keep closing the game to unwanted modifications. The creation of Wargaming Mod Shop was a nice first step but it needs to be improved, especially the control side of it. The fight needs to be taken to those who create these mods and not to the end user. A cheater is a cheater, a person with bad character and usually a sore loser, but if the cheater can’t get his “supply” of cheats, he will be harmless to the game.