In just a couple of weeks, World of Tanks will reach its 10-Year Anniversary grand milestone. The community and the team have come a long way together, and we’ve always tried to create the most comfortable playing conditions while supporting the principles of fair play. It still remains our top priority, which is why we continue to take action against players who spoil the gaming experience for others.
But in recognition of the game’s 10th Anniversary, we’ve decided to give a second chance to tankers who stepped out of line and broke the rules. If you have been banned at some point, this is a great moment to learn from previous mistakes, reconsider your in-game priorities, and start from scratch.
Starting August 3, World of Tanks will launch an amnesty campaign that covers players who received permanent bans (both from the game and game chat) prior to March 24, 2020, 16:59 PT | 18:59 CT | 19:59 ET. We chose this date is because it was the first time the amnesty campaign was announced during one of our streams.
We hope players who receive amnesty are able to learn from their mistakes and maintain fair play principles. But if they’re caught violating the rules again, they will be banned immediately, this time for good.— Anton Pankov, Product Director
Violations eligible for amnesty:
- Partaking in contractual battles (when two or more players negotiate and engage in a battle with a predetermined outcome)
- Selling accounts (only cases with chat bans; those banned from the game do not apply)
- Destroying allied tanks (teamkill)
- Nicknames that violate the game rules
- Flooding and advertising in the game chat
- Insulting players and administrators in the game chat
Some accounts are not offered amnesty due to the severe nature of the original violation. Account unlocking starts August 3 and will take some time to process.
Enjoyable and fair gameplay remains one of our top priorities. Together we’ve spent a lot of time and effort to create and support a fair, competitive spirit. We do not want the amnesty to negate the work that’s been done, which is why the aforementioned list of violations does not include the use of prohibited mods. Here our position is unchanged—their use is unsportsmanlike and dishonest. Thus, players found guilty of using such mods will not be unbanned.— Anton Pankov, Product Director
Violations not eligible for amnesty:
- Various legal violations
- Fraud and spam
- Botting (creating and controlling bots imitating human behavior)
- Use of prohibited mods
- Threats of real-life violence
- Doxing users
Congratulations to all tankers on the 10th Anniversary of World of Tanks! We’d like to express our special gratitude to those who follow the rules of the game. Please remain responsible and play fair!
More about the principles of fair play and various violations can be found in our Fair Play Policy.