The highly anticipated game "Overwatch" is only a few weeks away before its release. And just like any multiplayer video games, cheats are always expected. Fortunately, Blizzard knows how to handle such things -- the rough way. If cheaters are caught, they will be permanently banned from playing the game. Ouch!
According to IGN, the California-based video game developer will impose the said ban to "Overwatch" players found guilty for cheating. Whether they are utilizing third-party software or simply using bots and hacks, Blizzard will remove them from the game permanently.
The titular company also released a step-by-step guideline on how to report cheating players, as well as a list of penalties they will impose to gamers reported for suspicious behavior.
In a forum, Blizzard said that cheating damages the "spirit of fair play," especially with their products being based on such ideology. Above all, it destroys the fun and excitement of other honest players.
LazyGamer, on the other hand, notes that while cheating is really not acceptable in any form, there are just people who are quite good when it comes to first-person shooter games like "Overwatch." That with the experience they acquire for years, sometimes their movements and/or reactions tend to appear unnatural (particularly to those who have been barely exposed to that certain level of game or play before).
Nonetheless, nothing will hold back Blizzard from going after cheating "Overwatch" players. In fact, this is not the first time they are doing it. In the past, "Diablo" and "Hearthstone" gamers who were caught cheating were also permanently banned. Hence, it is safe to say that they mean business when they say it.
So as soon as "Overwatch" starts rolling, expect Blizzard to be on the guard. Besides, a permanent ban is a tough call, so players might really rethink if they want to cheat.