Overwatch 2 hackers are already ruining games in the first beta

Just two days after the very first Overwatch 2 Beta went live, hackers have already cracked the code to enable various cheats and ruin games for fans to get their first taste of the highly anticipated sequel.

After patiently waiting 907 days since the Overwatch 2 reveal, anxious fans finally got access to the sequel on April 26. While not all scheduled content is immediately available, it is the first hands-on experience for the general public.

With one new hero, a handful of cards and the switch from 6v6 to 5v5, there’s plenty for even the most experienced players to turn their heads around. Although just a few days into this initial testing period and the process got a little more frustrating.

Hackers have already implemented several cheats to give themselves an unfair advantage. From wallhacks to aimbots, it only took 48 hours for certain individuals to start ruining the experience for others.

“Cheats are already out for Overwatch 2,” the prominent ‘AntiCheatPD’ Twitter account shared on April 28. The short clip accompanying this new Soldier on display in the training range with enemy outlines constantly visible.

If this player were to bring his cheats into a public match, he would have a full view of the opposing team from start to finish. Essentially a permanent ultimate Widowmaker.

It wasn’t long before the comments started pouring in with others sharing their own experiences with hackers early in the Overwatch 2 Beta. A particularly clear example showed that aimbots are already being abused in online games.

Once again, Soldier was in focus when a player named “Jennifer” fired at enemies with impossible accuracy. Never miss a shot as you take out four enemies in seconds.

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The first Overwatch 2 Beta is live until Tuesday, May 17.

While there is an assortment of new content in Overwatch 2, these quick hacks may indicate that there are no upgrades to anti-heat software under the hood.

This is clearly something that can be improved over time, especially as future beta periods come and go. So there’s a good chance that issues will be fixed before the latest game launches at some unspecified time in the near future.

For now, Blizzard has yet to respond to the growing issues in this very first beta. That’s why you should pay close attention in the coming weeks and be on the lookout for suspicious players.

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