As we've stated in the past, we are committed to providing an equal and fair playing field for all Overwatch players. Unfortunately, this means we often have to take action against accounts that have been found using a cheat programs to gain an unfair advantage. Recently, such an action was taken.

Cheating will not be tolerated in any form, and we will continue to push for a cheater-free community. If you believe that another player is cheating or you have information pertaining to the use of hacks, bots, or unauthorized third-party software in Overwatch, please let us know! You can do so by using the right-click report functionality in the game, and/or by emailing

And if you'd like to read more about our stance on cheating, click here.

This was the announcement of a ban wave that took place in August 2016. Tens of thousands of accounts were permanently banned from Overwatch, which raised a significant amount of media attention.

Links in the original post have been updated.