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Some Overwatch players aren’t cheating, they’re just “really good”

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Overwatch is almost here folks. By now, anyone with a decent internet connection has been able to sample Blizzard’s next big franchise, a team-based shooter that runs like a dream on any platform as Roadhogg huffs and puffs his way across the screen while drinking some sort of magical Australian moonshine. Fans have been able to get to grips with the game, come up with strategies and be a menace on any map.

And of course, cheats. There’s been a fair amount of hackusations thrown at Blizzard and Overwatch lately, with some players claiming that others are ruining the game with mods that provide instant ultimates and an auto-aim straight out of Metroid Prime. Some of those accusations are very, very right, Some of them aren’t, as some players aren’t cheating. They’re just that damn good.

Blizzard recently released guidelines about how they’ll be handling cheaters in Overwatch, asking players to report suspicious behaviour. Unless it’s for people who really know how to land a few shots with expert precision:

Some players are just really good at first-person shooters. Through practice and years of experience, these players’ movements and reaction times can occasionally appear unnatural (if not physically impossible) to those who may not have been exposed to that particular level of play before.

So lay off the people who are kicking your ass. Git gud, pal. Blizzard isn’t holding back with any cheaters that are caught, as such people will be permanently banned. “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,” Blizzard said in a forum post.

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.

Personally, I feel like permabanning is too soft. I’d rather take the culprits, and lock them in a room with Matty while he explains how to get the best gear in Heroes of the Storm. Yes, I’m cruel.

Last Updated: May 16, 2016

32 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    May 16, 2016 at 08:33

    “Personally, I feel like permabanning is too soft.”

    I agree, also if found cheating on a blizz account all WoW purple and above mounts should be deleted form that BlizzID.

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 16, 2016 at 08:41

      And all those Ancient Set and Legendary pieces taken away in Diablo too.

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      • Ottokie

        May 16, 2016 at 08:44

        Also force the account to only queue against Russian pre mades in PVP.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 16, 2016 at 08:44

          Cyka blyat

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        • SmurFyZA

          May 17, 2016 at 07:03

          Thats a bit drastic. Does anyone deserve that?

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    • BakedBagel

      May 16, 2016 at 09:14

      A simple system. Like VAC

      Simply ban accounts from connecting to blizzard servers.
      No sc2 No overwatch No WoW No HS

      Correct me if im wrong, but you need to connect to bliz servers even if you want to SP?

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      • Ottokie

        May 16, 2016 at 09:16

        Yea, as far as I know you nee to be online. But I could be wrong.

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        • BakedBagel

          May 16, 2016 at 09:17

          Oh blizzard. Atleast steam has offline mode 😛

          Reply

    • Sageville

      May 16, 2016 at 09:36

      THIS!

      Reply

  2. Dutch Matrix

    May 16, 2016 at 08:34

    But Honey, I wasn’t cheating. I’m just REALLY good…
    *Winks
    *Takes chainsaw in the face.

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  3. Commander Bob

    May 16, 2016 at 08:45

    Other players aren’t cheating it’s just that you aren’t as good as you think you are and you got stuck with sh*tty randoms who think Overwatch is a kill game instead of a point capture or escort mission.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 16, 2016 at 08:49

      It’s all about that K/D

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 16, 2016 at 08:46

    For me PVP isn’t fun, so this game won’t be fun. Hey I just saved money

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    • Ottokie

      May 16, 2016 at 08:48

      I also dislike PVP, but this game is rather fun…

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      • Ottokie

        May 16, 2016 at 08:48

        Also, The Division never happened…ever!

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 16, 2016 at 08:49

          Even though I dumped about 120 hrs into it, it never, EFFING HAPPENED!?

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            May 16, 2016 at 08:52

            I could have bought 40 Hearthstone packs with that money 🙁

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 16, 2016 at 08:53

            Or 4 indie games…

          • Ottokie

            May 16, 2016 at 08:53

            Or No mans Sky

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 16, 2016 at 09:03

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 16, 2016 at 09:24

            Nope Mans Sky?

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 16, 2016 at 09:26

            HAHAHA!!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 16, 2016 at 08:53

            I could have bought booze with that money

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 16, 2016 at 08:53

            Now I’m buying booze, because of that money…

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 16, 2016 at 08:55

            XD

        • Sageville

          May 16, 2016 at 09:37

          I has a sad now, curse you!

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  5. Pariah

    May 16, 2016 at 09:06

    You don’t get gear in Heroes of the Storm…

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    • hairyknees

      May 16, 2016 at 10:29

      ^_^

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    • SmurFyZA

      May 17, 2016 at 07:04

      Really? Ive been looking for the shopkeeper since the game launched 😮

      Reply

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