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The Overwatch open beta only just ended a few days ago, but Blizzard is already looking ahead to the full game's launch later this month. On the title's official forums, community manager Lylirra has laid down the law with regards to how the developer will handle players that partake in any sort of cheating or unfair practice once the servers are live - and it's tough but fair, to say the least.

"If a player is found to be cheating - or using hacks, bots, or third-party software that provides any sort of unfair advantage - that player will be permanently banned from the game. Full stop," the post reads. " Not only does cheating undermine the spirit of fair play that all of our products are based on, but it works to diminish the fun and enjoyment of others."

The message is pretty clear, then: if you're found cheating, you're never going to play Overwatch again - it's as simple as that. It's a no-nonsense statement, but it definitely gets the point across, doesn't it?

What do you reckon? Is a permanent ban overly harsh, or is it a fitting punishment? Don't even think about trying it in the comments section below.

[source us.battle.net, via destructoid.com]