Blizzard will soon be abruptly shutting down Overwatch matches, in order to save players from having to go through horrible games against cheaters.
Cheaters became a part of Overwatch almost as soon as the multiplayer shooter launched in 2016, but Blizzard has been trying its best to keep the game’s experience as fair as possible.
In the latest developer update from game director Jeff Kaplan, it appears that the Overwatch team is further escalating the fight against cheating.
Kaplan said in the developer update that Blizzard will be implementing “improved detection” that will result in “the next evolution in cheat detection in the game.”
Powered by the improved cheat detection, Kaplan said that Overwatch matches will soon automatically end when cheaters are detected.
While a specific timeline was not provided for the launch of the feature, Kaplan said that it was already live in the game’s Public Test Region, which means that it is coming sooner rather than later.