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Overwatch: Jeff Kaplan explains the all-new anti-cheat system in PTR

On June 11, Overwatch's director himself officially announced the creation of a cheat detection system that could finally put an end to the cheats that have beset Blizzard's servers for a long time.

Overwatch is an extremely popular shooter since its launch on May 24, 2016 and its fans have been exposed to the will of various hackers up to now.

However, players in the Public Test Region (PTR) have noticed a welcome addition to the series of contextual notifications that the game offers, and it seems that Blizzard is working to improve it.


Let's hope that the only computer hacker remaining in the game will be Sombra.

Anti-cheat in Overwatch soon

In the latest developer update, game director Jeff Kaplan revealed what their optimized anti-cheat system will offer to hackers and gamers as it moves through live servers.

"We will automatically stop a match for which we detect cheating and we will ensure that no one on either side of the game will be penalized for the end of this match," Kaplan said.

Now that Overwatch developers have "enhanced detection to cheat," they will be able to interrupt matches, before hackers cause damage by tipping the rest of the players onto the server.

(Timestamp at 2:21 for mobile viewers)

In addition, a stopped game does not affect the player's SR, whether the cheater is on your team or in the other team.

Kaplan added that "very tough actions are in progress" for players hacked via Blizzard's new cheat detection system.


The new cheat detection in Overwatch should bring better days to the game's servers.

Have players been banned in Overwatch until now?

Even though the anti-cheat system has been integrated with the PTR Overwatch after the updates on June 24th and 27th, the players have already got the hammer out due to the new feature.

Throughout the community, players have seen an increase in the number of games disrupted due to Blizzard's new anti-cheat detection.

Although this is still a work in progress, the system has already cleaned the servers of cheats, but it remains to be seen how effective it will be against the entire network of overwatch players who hack.

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