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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.”

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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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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.