Blizzard will have no patience for cheaters in Overwatch


Cheaters and Botters beware, your company will not be tolerated in Blizzard’s upcoming class shooter, Overwatch. Not even a warning.

Blizzard took to the forums recently to reiterate their policy that anyone that utilizes any cheats will be subject to the banhammer without warning.

What does this mean for Overwatch? If a player is found to be cheating—or using hacks, bots, or third-party software that provides any sort of unfair advantage—that player will be permanently banned from the game. Full stop.

Yikes! But Blizzard also cautioned players to not report a player that are legitimately really really good at the game and mistake them as cheating. It also won’t be just player reports that would determine a cheater, but Blizzard would use a number of metrics and data to decide that.

Over 9.7 million players had a go at the game this past week during the game’s open beta session.

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