It should come as no surprise that hacking and DDOS assaults are more common than they have ever been given that the majority of games are now always online. Overwatch 2 has gotten off to a shaky start, to say the least, and because the anti-cheat mechanism that is now in place is, by today’s standards, quite antiquated, there have been many allegations of hacking and cheating in the early stages of the development of Blizzard’s sequel.
It is notoriously difficult to determine whether a player in one of your games is cheating or hacking, but there are some signals that you can keep an eye out for, as well as mechanisms in place that allow you to report conduct that seems suspect. In this article, we will describe how to accomplish that task.
How to identify a player that is trying to get an unfair advantage in Overwatch 2
The action in Overwatch 2 moves quickly, with heroes and their abilities flying all over the place and smashing enemies. When viewed through the eyes of a rookie player, several entirely typical sequences may give the impression that hacking is going place. However, there are indicators that one should check for in order to prevent false positives.
If you have reason to believe that a member of your own team or an opponent is cheating, the death cam will be your most reliable ally. Examine the player’s actions in the context of the game to look for a pattern that could explain what’s going on.
The wallhack, head-snap, and auto-aim are the three hacks that are used the most frequently, and they may be either persistent or toggled. Examine the manner in which their crosshair travels, looking for many instances of it moving in the same way or for consistency, and see if there are any jerky snaps that occur as they aim. Your best line of action would be to record any suspicious behavior on film and save it so that you may refer to it when necessary to support your claim.
If someone gains unauthorized access to your personal account, you will be able to recognize the problem much more quickly. If you are unable to get into Overwatch 2 with your regular password, missing monetary goods, or any of your personal settings have been entirely altered, these are some of the telltale indicators that someone else has accessed your account. In the event that this is the case, there are actions that you may do to restore access to your account and protect it from unauthorized access in the future.
How to file a complaint in Overwatch 2 about someone hacking or cheating
In the event that you believe another player in Overwatch 2 is cheating or hacking, while you are competing against them, your best option is to quickly report that individual. To accomplish this, press the letter P on your keyboard to bring up the player screen, right-click on the player’s name, and choose the “Report” option from the context menu that appears.
Choose “Cheating” from the list of dropdown options, and then provide your justification in the following text box. If you want to offer even more information, you may also file a report with video clips or images, and then email them to Blizzard at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an option if you want to provide even more information.
On the other hand, if you have reason to believe that someone has gained unauthorized access to your personal account, you can take the following actions. To begin, you will want to scan your computer for malicious software and viruses and then protect it.
After that, you will be required to file a ticket to Blizzard’s Customer Service in order to have your account checked, and may be recovered. They should be able to assist you to restore your account after examining your ticket, but it is a good idea to additionally set up Two-way Authentication and Battle.Net Authenticator to better safeguard your account going forward.