Developers over at Blizzard are looking to take anti-cheat systems to the next level with their latest cheating detection system planned for Overwatch is going one step further than before. The latest developer update for the game mentions the new upcoming Summer Games, mentions the new character Hero 31 and briefly notes on the new cheat detection system.
Check out the latest developer update from Blizzard below:
The new system is currently running on the game’s Public Test Region (PTR) and is looking to land in-game sometime in the near future. The anti-cheat system will detect when a cheating player is in a game and instead of simply punishing the player after spending an ample amount of time cheating match after match, the game will abruptly shut down the match.
Jeff Kaplan also notes that once the match is shut down due to a cheating player on either team, players who are playing fairly will not be negatively affected by this action. The match will simply be nixed with no repercussions while the cheating player(s) will be penalized with “very harsh actions”, according to Kaplan.
Overwatch is now taking the ongoing fight against cheating players one step further with the latest PTR anti-cheat system and they believe this is the next evolution in halting cheaters. Who knows how this will pan out, but it seems the right actions are being taken to avoid ruining honest players’ time when engaging in online matches.