Overwatch creators, via Game Director Jeff Kaplan, are pleading with the game’s community to stop their cheating ways. Blizzard is going to be cracking down hard on cheaters from now on, even going so far as to change the way the game operates in some ways.
The most recent Overwatch cheating scandal that has Blizzard's hackles rising has to do with players who are farming XP through the recently initiated custom matches. Before the custom matches wouldn't kick you for inactivity, and with low amounts of players it reverts to a Team Deathmatch style gameplay mode called Skirmish. Blizzard has put an AFK timer in place to help prevent inactive players. They're also going to be taking disciplinary action against players who create matches and participate in matches meant for inactive XP farming.
The developer has plans to take things even further if this type of Overwatch cheating continues, though. Kaplan said, “To fast forward a bit, the end of escalation plan [against cheating] will result in experience gain being turned off in Custom Game.”
Want to play custom games with your friends? Well you better stop cheating, and report those that are. Kaplan had this to say to Overwatch players, “I am going to ask for some help from the vast majority of you who are simply playing the game and having fun and not abusing it: please report those who are creating Custom Games with the intention of gaining experience while remaining inactive.”