For a while now, Overwatch players have been running into opponents who use Mei’s Ice Wall ability to give them an unfair edge in Overwatch’s 3v3 Elimination mode. This glitch involves using Mei’s ability to lift her up and out of the map while still being able to look down and shoot remaining players.
Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan has just announced that the team has found a fix for the exploit, and that players who have abused it will soon be banned as well.
‘We will be taking action against those who abused this exploit. Overwatch is a PvP experience so that means exploiting game mechanics like this comes at a cost to those you are competing against. We take aggressive action against people who abuse game mechanics, hack or cheat. This case is no different.’
Since the days of the Overwatch beta, Blizzard has been very firm on their stance with regards to cheaters. If you are caught cheating, you’ll be banned on the first offense. No exceptions. This should be good news for players looking to get back into a fair, competitive environment.