Overwatch 2: Blizzard fierce against cheaters, here's how it will fight them

Overwatch 2: Blizzard fierce against cheaters, here's how it will fight them

Overwatch 2

Lately we are returning to talk about the new Overwatch 2 very frequently. Blizzard’s competitive FPS is about to hit the market after years of waiting, and less and less are missing from the fateful day of day one. While waiting to get our hands on the title again, in recent days the US company has wanted to lift the veil on a series of information and curiosities on the new iteration of its first-person hero shooter.

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As we can read on the pages of GameRant Blizzard has already outlined some methods by which it will try to prevent the misbehavior of cheaters in Overwatch 2. For example, any player who wants to access the game will have to necessarily link a phone number to your game account to start the title. In addition to this, Blizzard has already announced on their site that they have been working on an anti-cheat system called the Defense Matrix.

The work that this system will do will act on several fronts, and will eliminate all those toxic interactions that can occur during a game of Overwatch 2. In short, Blizzard intends to get off on the right foot with the new iteration of Overwatch, underlining a strong commitment against unfair players. Finally, remember that the launch of Overwatch 2 is very close, with the free-to-play title that will debut on the market next October 4 on the platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC .

Here’s When ‘Overwatch 2’ Will Launch And When ‘Overwatch’ Will Shut Down

The transition to Overwatch 2 is less than a week away.

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Overwatch 2 is less than one week away, and Blizzard has revealed more details about the transition to the sequel, including timing. It’s been known for a while that Team 4 would shut down the Overwatch servers a day in advance to get ready for the launch of Overwatch 2. More specifically, it will switch off Overwatch on October 3rd at noon Eastern time, bringing an end to the original game forever.

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You’ll then have to wait an agonizing 27 hours for the sequel to go live. The dawn of the new era is at around 3PM ET on October 4. That’s when the Overwatch 2 servers should be up and running. Bear in mind, though, that timing is not set in stone. There could be a glitch that causes a delay, but here’s hoping that doesn’t happen.

Meanwhile, Blizzard has revealed a bunch of details about what it’s doing to fend off trolls and toxic players while trying to ease new players into Overwatch 2. You can read more about that in these posts: