A new job posting from Blizzard has seemingly confirmed that Overwatch 2 will have new anti-cheat software to keep hackers at bay for the long-awaited sequel.
With the Overwatch 2 beta finally set to launch on April 26th, there has been much discussion about the state of live play and how many cheaters continue to plague the leaderboard.
With the problems raging in Overwatch 1, many have raised concerns about how cheaters will affect the upcoming sequel, and it seems like Blizzard is preparing for a new wave of hackers looking for an unfair advantage.
In an official job posting, Blizzard has stated that they want to develop anti-cheat features in Overwatch 2 and add some much-needed security features.
Overwatch 2 targets cheaters
The job posting Under the title “Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay (Anti-Cheat)” Blizzard outlined exactly what they want to defend against hackers.
“The ideal candidate will have proven experience with multiplayer gaming systems and gaming security,” the listing reads. “You should be excited about the idea of digging deep into the game architecture to create fast, extensible anti-cheat security solutions.”
In addition, Blizzard said they expect the candidate to “design and develop client and server gameplay features to mitigate fraud and abuse.”
One of the things they are also looking for is someone with experience in “securing applications, cheating games, or client/network exploitation”.
It’s not clear what Blizzard has in store for players with its anti-cheat and how extreme it might be compared to, say, Riot Games and Vanguard.
Still, it will be interesting to see how big the cheating problem is with the upcoming Overwatch 2 beta, and how Blizzard will improve the situation once the game is fully released.
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