Blizzard has lived up to its promise of dealing with Overwatch cheats by banning them without a second chance.
Overwatch has been out just over a week now and already detected and banned users of a popular Overwatch cheats program, Watchover Tyrant – ESP. Users of the program started reporting that their Overwatch time was up and they had been banned. The creators of the program have since shut down their authentication servers until they can try and figure out how to bypass Blizzard checks.
In China, they have taken an even tougher stance on cheats with partner NetEase. Not only were players banned for using cheats, they have also been name and shamed in a list of 1,572 people ban session.
Don’t think that you could experiment with cheats on one copy of your game and then simply buy another as according to PC Gamer some players are suggesting that the ban spans multiple copies of the game. One player mentioned hos they bought the game again and Didn’t hack on it at all, just wanted to enjoy the game a bit. Two days later—banned again. Bought the game… again. But before doing that, I deleted Overwatch and launcher completely. Enjoyed it again without cheating only for a day.”
They even claim to have tried altering their HDD ID’s, MAC Address, BIOS date and even buying a VPN but they never got out of reach of Blizzards might ban hammer.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and you can be sure that if you run into a cheat, Blizzard is probably already winding up the ban hammer swing in their direction.