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    Overwatch Open Beta A Success and Cheaters Beware


    Brian

    Blizzard's new Overwatch game was a risky move for a company that has never created a team shooter before but if we go by the amount of people that played it and the time spent in the game, it is easy to see the game is on the fast path to success. Blizzard issued a press release stating that Overwatch is Blizzard's biggest open beta ever with 9.7 million global players spread across the PC, Xbox One and PS4

     

    Players logged in over 4.9 billion minutes (over 81 million hours) across more than 37 million matches in the game. According to Blizzpro, if you're looking to compare Overwatch to other recent betas as a measure of success, The Division beta had 6.4 million players, Destiny had 4.6 million while Star Wars Battlefront beta had 9 million players. 

    In addition, to make it crystal clear that Blizzard is taking Overwatch very seriously, they also released a statement today letting the community know that they intend to crack down on cheaters in the game by banning them for life and will provide years of support for Overwatch - this should be of great comfort to many players that were concerned if certain pro players were cheating and whether Blizzard would say or do anything about it. 

     

    Click the spoiler below for Blizzard's full press release:

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    OVERWATCH® IS BLIZZARD’S BIGGEST OPEN BETA EVER WITH 9.7 MILLION GLOBAL PLAYERS

    Blizzard Entertainment’s futuristic team-based shooter launches on PS4™, Xbox One, and PC starting May 24

    IRVINE, Calif.—May 12, 2016—Blizzard Entertainment today announced that more than 9.7 million players around the world played its upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch® during the Open Beta for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows® PC, making it Blizzard’s biggest open beta ever. By the time the Open Beta came to a close on May 10, participants had joined forces for more than  4.9 billion minutes (over 81 million hours) across more than 37 million matches of intense competitive action, incredible teamwork, and all-out fun.

    “We're thrilled that such an incredible number of players from around the globe got a chance to check out Overwatch during the Open Beta,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Our mission was to make sure as many console and PC gamers as possible could experience the full game ahead of its launch—the response was overwhelming, and we hope that everyone had a blast.”

    In Overwatch, players choose from a diverse cast of 21 heroes—each with their own unique arsenal of extraordinary weapons and incredible abilities—and team up to complete objectives on battlefields set in locations around the globe. Blizzard’s first-person shooter will arrive in stores on Windows PC, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One starting May 24. Heroes from around the world can join the coming conflict by pre-purchasing Overwatchtoday at www.playoverwatch.com/buy.

    Overwatch will be available in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, European Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean (PC only), Japanese (PC and PS4™ system only), and traditional and simplified Chinese (PC only). Overwatch has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

    For more information about Overwatch, visit the official website. For screenshots, videos, and other media, visit the Blizzard Entertainment press site athttp://blizzard.gamespress.com/overwatch.

     

    About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

    Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft® , StarCraft®, andDiablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes nineteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

    *Sales and/or downloads. Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.

     

     

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    I have been playing this game for the last couple of days, and yesterday i saw a lot of news that people being banned for cheating. I was kind of shocked how do you even cheat in this game because some hero provide a whole team wall hack, and for some healer heroes they can see where their teammates are and the health condition. I have been wondering since yesterday :logik:

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    there were a few exploits to get into places that you couldnt be hurt but could kill the enemy so my guess is some of it is people abusing that

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    yea, there were quite a few using terrain hack to go under terrain but still have the ability to kill enemy while return fire was blocked, also phasing into walls while in combat to avoid being hit. as is usual it ended up being the same clowns using these hacks over and over again and thankfully they clamped down on it relatively quickly... 

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    On 19.7.2016 at 6:14 PM, hackerboy said:

    Why is this game now more popular than the League of Legends ?

    it isnt and it will never be, its just blizzard makeing a big thing about a game which has a big hype but will never find enough ppl to be competitive.

    Its going to be like diablo III or hearthstone just a world of warcraft filler.

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