Blizzard Entertainment promised to punish Overwatch cheaters harshly, and they’re living up to that promise.
The developer and publisher have unleashed the first wave of bans, and there are a lot of them. These bans aren’t just for North American players, but those all over the world. Blizzard’s offices in China took things a step further, publishing the usernames of the 1,572 players they banned.
Blizzard did warn prior to launch that there would be no strikes, and those caught would be permanently banned. Considering Overwatch lives or dies based on how balanced its multiplayer is, these measures are highly logical. The developer encourages players to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use right-click report functionality if they believe another player is cheating by utilizing hacks, bots, or unauthorized third-party software.