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Caught Overwatch hackers think they can sue Blizzard because... reasons

Sombra hacks but doesn't aimbot

Schadenfreude, or taking pleasure in someone else’s pain, is rarely guilt-free. The kid who picked on you at school, grew up to get implausibly rich, and yet was burgled the other day - they didn't really deserve that. You're just a bit jealous.

But videogame cheaters whining because they’ve been caught and banned? Probably the best target for a little schadenfreude catharsis.

Sombra is a hacker, but not a cheater. Get to grips with Overwatch's newest hero here.

Blizzard’s Overwatch has been suffering a spate of cheaters just recently. We hear that one popular aimbot can be programmed to occasionally miss, making it harder to detect.

But it seems Blizzard have either figured it out or else caught a bunch of hackers using less sophisticated tricks, because to judge from the salt on certain cheater forums, a banwave has clearly gone out in the last day or so. We won't link you there for obvious reasons, but user Starcatraz has been collecting posts for his fellow players' enjoyment on the official Overwatch forum. Pardon the shocking grammar:

"Got banned on my main. I should have known better to use a free hack.... this sucks"

"Im so ****ing pissed I literally run the hack 1 time which was yesterday and I get banned on my only overwatch account I just bought and now the sale is over ( ****ing people told me that the hack is undetected"

“Question, since i got banned from the game already, dose that mean i cant buy the game again at all ? is it for real for life ban ? or can i just buy the game again ? can some one please have a clear answer about this >_<"

"I'm going to sue Blizzard, who wants to join me?"

"ill join you, we'll have a solid class action lawsuit" (No, you won’t).

That these people can muster the gall to get indignant about being punished for cheating remains hilarious, let alone the idea that they have a case to sue. Read the terms of service.

Have you been affected by hackers in Overwatch? Are you confident of jumping back in now that it's "Ban-hammer down?" Share your experiences in the comments.

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anteloop avatarRichard Scott-Jones avatarZaineph avatarXerkics avatarBremmon avatarßácõñ avatar+3
Zaineph Avatar
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1 Year ago

I love reading these. It'seems hilarious to think that people think have the right to cheat.

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Goob✅ Avatar
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1 Year ago

They have the right to cheat. They have the right to violate the terms of service.

Blizzard has the right to shut them down hard when they're caught.

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anteloop Avatar
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1 Year ago

I think the forum link is broken?

http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20752287358

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Richard Scott-Jones Avatar
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1 Year ago

Amended, many thanks!

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Xerkics Avatar
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1 Year ago

Ah those Americans and their trigger happy lawsuits.

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Bremmon Avatar
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1 Year ago

I seriously want to write into one of those companies that sell the cheats and ask if they guarantee 100% that I won't be detected and banned and if they promise to refund me not just the price of their software but the entirely of my blizzard account. Like I've spent eons of time in Diablo and starcraft if I take those hours spent and add in my hourly wage at work, I'd be well off.

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ßácõñ Avatar
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1 Year ago

Meanwhile...console players have little to deal with things such as "hacks" which is a misused word for this type of thing.

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sintheticreality Avatar
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1 Year ago

Console players just have to deal with how sh**ty it is to game on a console.

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Shadow Ops N49 Avatar
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1 Year ago

Some of the people who got banned might succeed. Why? Blizzard in all their banning enthusiasm seems to also have banned people who didn't cheat, or hack at all.

So if this ever gets to court I hope this will get addressed as well because my friend is now fucked thanks to this shit. Which is ironic because he was the one that introduced our entire group to Overwatch.

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Goob✅ Avatar
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1 Year ago

Seven Simple Rules for Cheaters:

Rule #1: Don't cheat unless you're willing to buy the game again.

Rule #2: Don't complain that you were banned for cheating after you chose to.

Rule #3: Undetected means: Not caught yet.

Rule #4: Never use freeware* if the game has legitimate anticheat (not FairFight). *Disclaimer: Your pay2win sub is probably based on freeware.

Rule #5: Don't complain that others are cheating when you yourself are cheating. Don't brag about your "skillz" when you're obviously cheating. Other cheaters know you are.

Rule #6: Hacks are not hacks. They're called scripts or cheats. Using them makes you a Script Kiddie, or sKiddie, and not a hacker.

Rule #7: Playing blatant wins you a special prize. (Go redeem it.)

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