Blizzard Issues Warning To PS4 And Xbox One Overwatch Players


After recently banning around 20,000 players in South Korea who were allegedly hacking the game via third party programs to gain the upper hand, Overwatch developer Blizzard has also issued a warning to its PS4 and Xbox One players who use a keyboard and mouse to play the game.

While not threatened directly with a ban , the game’s director disapproves of the tactic of using a keyboard and a mouse on a console. Here is what he had to say regarding the matter.

The Overwatch team objects to the use of mouse and keyboard on console.

We have contacted both first-party console manufacturers and expressed our concern about the use of mouse and keyboard and input conversion devices.

We have lobbied and will continue to lobby for first-party console manufacturers to either:

Disallow mouse and keyboard and input conversion devices


Openly and easily support mouse and keyboard for ALL players

I encourage you to reach out to the hardware manufacturers and express your concerns (but please do so in a productive and respectful way).

However opinion remains divided amongst the fans with one fan stating that FPS (First Person Shooters ) are not even made for consoles , and to enjoy the full experience of the game you need key board and mouse support.

Just in case you don’t get why this is a big deal. A keyboard and a mouse in a shooter makes aiming a lot faster and precise than a controller. Hence players who are using the keyboard and mouse are  gaining an advantage over the ones which are using a controller, and even though its not exactly cheating it does constitute as an unfair advantage.

So what do you think should a keyboard and mouse support be allowed for Overwatch’s console gamers. Let us know by commenting in the comments section below.

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