Blizzard details new initiatives to stop cheaters in Overwatch 2
Your days are numbered, cheaters
Blizzard says that with the launch of Overwatch 2, they have welcomed over 40 million players, both returning and new, to the world of Overwatch. Since becoming free-to-play, the team has continued to combat disruptive behaviors, including gameplay sabotage, abusive chat, and cheating. The devs have already made moves to squash this toxic behavior through their Defense Matrix initiative, but today we’ve learned of further efforts to make Overwatch 2 a better, safer place for all.
In a new blog post, Blizzard has shared an update on their disruptive voice chat detection system, detailed Custom Game Moderation, revealed Streamer Protection, and discussed new efforts to ensure everyone is playing fair. There’s a lot to break down in each segment, but it all focuses on giving Overwatch 2 players a better environment to enjoy the game in.
If you’d like to see specifics on all the initiatives Blizzard is taking, you can see their complete message on game safety here.