Blizzard threatens with ban to rude players of Overwatch
New tools for reporting uncultured players are soon coming to Overwatch, and severe punishments threaten those who disrupt the comfortable atmosphere of the popular online shooter.
It is not too exaggerated to say that verbal abuse and other forms of misconduct, such as harassment, deliberate non-participation in the match then continuous spam; unfortunately almost inevitable in competitive online games. Playing with ridiculous people around the world mostly ends with destroying something that could have been a very fun experience for everyone present.
It is a welcome feeling that what Blizzard wants to provide to all players of Overwatch, so it has decided to strict its attitude towards those who that feeling disrupt. Namely, report of the impolite player's then their punishment are considered to be one of the main features of the game. For this reason, Blizzard has decided to prepare new tools for such players, and they will then receive appropriate punishments that may vary from muting over suspension to ban from the game.
Also, Blizzard has stated that it is actively working to make a similar bad reporting system available to loyal players on PS4 and XBO consoles.
Blizzard community manager Stephanie ‘Lylirra’ Johnson said :
“We believe that our in-game reporting and player penalty system is one of our most important features, and it’s something we want to invest in significantly over the next year. To this end, effective immediately, we will be issuing increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior. In Overwatch, that means anything from abusive chat, harassment, in-game spam, match inactivity (being intentionally AFK), and griefing. If you see someone engaging in any of these types of behaviors, report them. Players in violation will be silenced, suspended, or even banned from the game as a result.”
That’s already started, and more’s to come.
“We know that making Overwatch a truly welcoming environment is an ongoing process, and this is only the first step. Over the next several months, we have plans to make additional improvements based on your feedback, including scaling competitive season bans, a notification system that will alert you when a player you’ve reported is actioned, and functionality that will allow us to more aggressively penalize players who attempt to abuse the in-game reporting tool.”