Overwatch: New Cheating Detection System Introduced in Developer Update

Are you someone who is tired of cheaters ruining matches? Well then, we have some good news for you. Recently, Overwatch’s director Jeff Kaplan decided to give fans an update regarding how they have decided to handle cheaters. According to him, they have decided to introduce an improved detection for cheating, and it is currently live on the Public Test Realm. So, if you’re someone who uses cheats, things are now going to become really difficult for you.

New Cheating Detection System in Overwatch

The new system is basically going to change how cheat detection works in Overwatch. According to the developer update, the system will automatically shut down a match if it detects any cheating. The best thing about this is that no one from either team will get penalized for the match being shut down. The new cheating detection system is already live on the PTR, and players have been busy posting some screenshots regarding how well it is working.

As revealed through a screenshot posted by a player on Reddit, a message appears on the screen whenever cheating is detected. The message claims that cheating was detected, and a player has been banned because of it. In addition to this, the message further confirms that no win or loss is recorded for either team. Almost every Overwatch competitive player will be revealed to see this as they don’t have to worry anymore about losing any SR points because of a cheat. This was something which has bothered many players for a long time.

Cheating Methods Used by Players

At the moment, there are various cheating methods that are being used by players. The most common and widely used third-party mod is aimbot, something which allows players to land every shot on their opponent. Not only this, but it also helps them with getting accurate headshots. In addition to this, players also use wall hacks through which they are able to discover the location of their opponents. There are many other methods available out there that can help players with cheating in their matches.

The Struggle with Cheaters 

Cheaters have ruined many online games. Some popular battle royale titles, such as Apex Legends and PUBG are also currently struggling with cheaters. The developers of Apex Legends have been banned more than 770,000 accounts who were cheating. However, this has not stopped more cheaters from appearing on the surface. They are even discovering new cheating methods from time to time.

Overwatch players can expect to see more developers updates in the coming weeks. At the moment, we don’t know when the new cheating detection system will be made available on the actual Overwatch servers. However, we can expect it to arrive really soon. The PTR is going to help the developers in checking whether the new system is actually working properly or not. In any case, this is definitely going to improve the gameplay experience of a lot of players. 

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