There seems to have been an uproar from game developers against cheaters in the gaming community lately. We’ve seen Ubisoft start to crack down on cheaters for finding different short cuts in order to level up in The Division and Blizzard is the next company to take a stance. In a Battle.net forum post today, Blizzard has expressed their plan of action for the greatly anticipated release of Overwatch. Blizzard’s mantra has always been “Play Nice, Play Fair” and they will not be taken nicely to cheaters and hackers. In the forum post Blizzard mentioned that they will be permanently banning any cheaters when Overwatch is released and they are encouraging other players to report these cheaters as well.
“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.”
Blizzard believes that cheating goes against everything that the company stands for and they will not tolerate it any further. This course of action only further proves that Blizzard has always thought of the player’s experience and the gameplay first and that they want everyone to enjoy themselves when they are playing one of their titles. Overwatch accumulated nearly 10 million players during its beta and it is set to release on May 24.