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Overwatch hacking watchdog threatens to release cheat source code

Published: 17/Jan/2020 1:48 Updated: 17/Jan/2020 8:34

by Dustin Steiner

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An Overwatch hacking watchdog has threatened to expose the game’s codebase and the source code of a popular hacking tool  as a result of the developers ‘not taking hacking serious enough.’ 

An Overwatch hacking watchdog known as GamerDoc, who heads up the community Overwatch Police Department, has apparently had enough of Blizzard’s so-called lax approach to handling hackers and other issues facing the game.

He has declared an ultimatum of “one week’s time” until he releases the source code of a popular hacking tool to the public at large, an action that could spawn thousands of hacking programs that would create an even worse scourge of hackers on PC.

“In 1 week from now, I will drop it all in a folder If I am not given a proper reply I will make this game 5x worse as it is now until they step up I have been at this for a f*cking year,” GamerDoc said in his statement.

“I barely give two sh*ts about my rep at this stage. Overwatch is not doing great they are killing the game, so I am just going to help them kill the game even more if they genuinely don’t care I will brutally attack whatever weakness Blizzard has and expose it to the public.”

sombra overwatch anti-hack
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If something like this were to be released, it would be worse than an EMP from Sombra.

According to GamerDoc, the source code for this cheat is used as a foundation to build cheats as “everyone uses the same methods of this to make pay to cheat stuff.”

“I am tired of how small-minded blizzard is how LITTLE they give a sh*t about the pro community,” he continued.  “I am not going to stand here and pretend everything is alright it’s not.”

Some of GamerDoc’s complaints include:

  • The game’s balance
  • Claims that the developers are out of touch with the casual and competitive community
  • Claims that the developers will not research what cheats are available for the game
  • Not shutting down Discord servers that have 1000+ people organizing stream sniping and other illicit services.

“I know I will make the situation worse; that’s the point,” GamerDoc concluded. “I will take the backlash this will go against everything I have tried to fix, but Blizzard leaves me no choice everything I build will crash down.”

Blizzard EntertainmentGamerDoc wants Blizzard to “step it up” when it comes to dealing with hackers.

Hacking in Overwatch has been one of the game’s longest-running problems, but one that the developers at Blizzard have taken seriously. Ban waves are constantly handed out for hackers, and the company even worked with the South Korean government to directly punish hack makers legally.

While many hackers remain in the game and can be seen at the game’s highest ranks from time to time, it is an ongoing battle.

Dexerto has reached out to Blizzard for comment on the issue.

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New Overwatch Ashe skin teased in “Deadlock Rebels” book

Published: 25/Feb/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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An upcoming Overwatch book seems to be hinting at a possible new Ashe skin coming to the game, possibly for the Anniversary or Archives events.

Overwatch fans spotted a new cover for the book online and noticed how Ashe has a completely different look than the one most players are familiar with.

In this, she still sports her white hair, but wears a red jacket and dark black pants while standing back-to-back with McCree, who seems to be drawn in his “Deadlock” skin look from the Archives event.

According to the book’s synopsis on Amazon, Deadlock Rebels takes place when Ashe is still in high school and is arrested before her graduation. As such, her parents cut her off from the family fortune.

Ashe escorts the payload
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Ashe has quickly become one of the most popular Overwatch heroes.

From there, she teams up with her butler B.O.B and McCree to steal back what the book claims is “rightfully hers.”

Furthermore, the synopsis states that the novel will explore the founding of the Deadlock Gang – one of Overwatch’s more underdeveloped factions.

The poster has fans hopeful that they’ll be able to get their hands on this new look Ashe in the form of a future skin.

“Yoooo, Young Ashe looks great. I hope we will get that as a skin since we already got the McCree one?” one asked on Twitter.

“I smell a new Ashe skin coming!” another remarked.

The book is set to release on June 1, 2021, so it doesn’t quite line-up with the new Archives event, which begins in either April or March.

McCree Deadlock skin
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The skin seems connected to Deadlock McCree.

However, the Anniversary event may be very likely, as every time that event has happened it’s run from May to June – which suggests the next event will overlap with the book’s release.

Although nothing is confirmed just yet, and this new look for Ashe could be exclusive to the novel itself, hopefully, Blizzard does end up releasing a skin based on this younger Ashe in the future.