Blizzard’s banhammer has struck again, this time against triggerbot cheats in their popular first-person shooter, Overwatch.
Triggerbots are external programs that ensure you shoot automatically when aiming at potential targets. Blizzard have also cracked down on players using aimbots, which were probably being used alongside triggerbots by some players – aimbots for accuracy, triggerbots for shooting.
If you used an aimbot or triggerbot (or both) at all, and Blizzard found out, chances are you were banned.
And chances are, if you were banned, you’ll have had a little whine and a moan about it in some way or another. Or, well, not really, but just take a look at how some people are reacting…
Seriously though, if you’re going to be cheating, don’t expect any favors when you end up getting caught. There’s nothing to gain by cheating, not for yourself, and not for other people. Ruining the game for others deserves nothing more than a hasty ban and no second chances, no matter the circumstances.
From Blizzard Entertainment themselves, before Overwatch’s release, the following statement was made:
“If a player is found to be cheating—or using hacks, bots, or third-party software that provides any sort of unfair advantage—that player will be permanently banned from the game. Full stop.”
Anyway, I think I’ve heard enough of triggerbots, aimbots, big fat dicks, and “anonymous” for one day. If you’ll excuse me, I’m away to play Overwatch – I hear there’s a nifty new Rocket League style brawl mode to check out.