Overwatch anti-cheating tool will terminate matches immediately

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"Very harsh punishments" will be issued to offenders.

A new Overwatch anti-cheating tool will immediately end matches when cheating is detected, Blizzard has detailed.

The tool will automatically stop a match where a cheater is manipulating the system. The idea of the tool is to waste as little time of legitimate players as possible, ejecting them from a corrupted match and giving them to the opportunity to jump into a new one.

Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan explains the tool, which will also dole out “very harsh punishments” to cheaters, as part of a developer update video which can be seen below. The tool is currently under testing on the game’s PTR (playable test realm).

Overwatch is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.