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Blizzard Promises to Crack Down on Overwatch Cheaters! Find Out What They Have in Store for Them Here!

by on May 16, 2016

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that any cheaters who are caught while playing Overwatch will be punished very harshly. The punishment and penalties for cheaters in the game will be quite harsh, and they will be ejected from the game permanently. You can read Blizzard’s statement on the subject below.

We’ve always taken cheating in Blizzard games very seriously, and that stance is no different for Overwatch. “Play nice; play fair” is one of our core values as a company, and it’s something we’ve taken to heart not only when designing the game, but also as we’ve developed our plans to support it and our players after launch.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. Not only does cheating undermine the spirit of fair play that all of our products are based on, but it works to diminish the fun and enjoyment of others. While we are unlikely to publicly acknowledge when accounts are closed as a result of cheating or using unauthorized programs, we have and will continue to monitor Overwatch for exploitative behavior, as well as take action as needed to preserve the integrity of game.These assertions aren’t new or groundbreaking for Blizzard, but they’re important and serve as a reminder of our commitment to delivering epic gameplay experiences. For us, it’s not just about creating awesome games, but about supporting those games and their communities for years to come. The upcoming launch of Overwatch on May 24 is in many ways just the beginning, and we’re doing all that we can to prepare for that milestone and (perhaps more importantly) what comes after—not just in terms of new game content, but also how we can ensure a fair and equitable play environment for everyone.

So in short, any players found cheating, using hacks, bots, or third-party software that provides them with an unfair advantage will be permanently banned from the game. However, Blizzard doesn’t want to publicly acknowledge when accounts are closed after cheaters are caught. Or rather, it’s very unlikely.

Overwatch arrives on May 24 for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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