I noticed on Overwatch sessions, you only watch some of the rounds, I was wondering if it depended on which round the player was reported.

Therefore I was wondering, is it useful to report a cheater every round or will he be considered and investigated on just as much if I report him once?

  • I would report him every time to show how much he cheats. Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 2:31
  • Overwatch gets replays of 8 rounds per match. I don't think they get the same match multiple times. However, VAC reacts on multiple reports (how exactly is a secret, though), so if your whole team reports a cheater its still useful somehow.
    – dly
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 7:33

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No, don't report every round, just report when something suspicious occurs, and it will be included in the Overwatch session along with rounds surrounding that point.

With Overwatch sessions, you get shown 8 rounds around the point that the player was reported, as people usually report after they felt something suspicious went on.

Each report is reviewed by multiple people, so if someone is reported many times I would work on the assumption that if the reports were close together they'd be covered by the same session.

Otherwise, if the reports don't coincide with the 8 rounds you see when doing Overwatch, say a report in the first round and a separate report in the last round, it may be split in to 2 sessions reviewed by 2 different set of users.

Either way, each report is added to the Overwatch queue.

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