Blizzard Entertainment has just started sending warnings to Overwatch players who are using third-party software like Visor and Pursuit. According to the developer, players who are found guilty during the investigation could face a permanent ban from the game.
“Recently, we’ve investigated third-party applications designed for use while playing Overwatch and we’d like to reiterate which of these applications are not permitted in Overwatch. To provide more clarity, any third-party application that impedes on the competitive integrity in Overwatch is not allowed,” the post reads.
“For example, a third-party application that offers users information such as enemy position, enemy health, enemy ability usage, or Ultimate readiness creates an uneven playing field for every other player in the map.”
While this is against the rules of Overwatch, Blizzard is still giving a chance to their suspects by sending them an in-game notice to halt the usage of similar applications. However, Blizzard assures that those who do not comply with the warning notice will receive a permanent ban from the game.
“We take competition very seriously in Overwatch,” Blizzard wrote. “The foundation of good competition is every player being equally-equipped to compete against one another, but many third-party applications erode the level playing field in Overwatch we strive for.”