A ban was just reported:
ban was most likely for a mouse macro using xdotool in the menus (not cheating, but still permaban with no warning)
However, this person was not using a vanilla configuration.
A 2nd ban for simply having xdotool INSTALLED (and not running) was reported too:
If it’s a dependency, DON’T INSTALL IT.
Old thread content:
RESPONSE FROM BLIZZARD:
Sorry to hear that your account has been banned!
I’m going to escalate your ticket so our team can take a closer look, and hopefully overturn the ban and give you some feedback so we can avoid this happening to other Linux users.
This eventually led to the initial person that was banned has been UNBANNED!
As part of our ongoing effort to combat nonparticipation, abusive behavior, and other in-game violations, Blizzard recently closed an Overwatch license on this Blizzard account.
After performing an additional review of the evidence considered in this action, we determined that this account closure was an error. We are reopening the license for play, and hope you will accept our sincere apologies for the mistake.
Latest quote from Dox:
Getting reports of people getting unbanned, here [reddit] and on discord.
We will have to see if Blizzard Entertainment is going to work for or against Linux gamers using “modified” d3d11 and dxgi DLLs.
In the meantime, GPU Passthrough still works. (also, don’t say that on Reddit or you get downvoted)
2nd ban without using async confirmed:
Phoronix story is up:
Third ban confirmed:
Also, Forbes article:
One person has been unbanned, but new bans are ongoing. A 6th ban has come in: