Blizzard will automatically shut down an Overwatch match if it detects cheating

July 13, 2019
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Blizzard has revealed “the next evolution” of cheat detection in its hero shooter Overwatch.

In a developer update, game director Jeff Kaplan said Overwatch will automatically shut down a match where Blizzard has detected cheating is happening.

Kaplan insisted no player on either side of the match will be penalised for the match being shut down (except the cheater, of course), so if you’re in a competitive match you don’t have to worry about losing SR (Skill Rating).

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