Third-party programs that manipulate gameplay by granting an unfair advantage are not welcome in World of Tanks. We've come a long way in weeding out harmful mods since we started taking action against cheaters. Recently, we penalized 2,972 accounts for using prohibited software and banned another 1,115 permanently for habitually breaking the policy.
Getting flagged for using prohibited third-party software for the first time will result in a warning and a seven-day ban. Breaking the policy for the second time will end in a permanent ban. Please be careful of the modifications you are using, so if you are not sure if a mod is allowed or not, don't download it to avoid the potential risk of losing an account you've built for years.
We'll continue the fight to create a system as fair as possible. We also have an important message for you: ensuring fair play will always be our top priority. However, in the end, it takes two to squash the use of harmful mods: players and developers. Please stay away from illegal programs and help us create a great gaming environment! If you'd like a deeper understanding of what is considered cheating or exploiting in World of Tanks, head this way:
To make it as easy as possible for you to find game mods that are safe to use, earlier this year we have launched the Mod Hub, where you can find modifications officially verified by Wargaming. Find more information in the announcement or visit the Mod Hub directly.
Let's make World of Tanks fair for everyone!