On a Battle.net blog post, Blizzard said that increased penalties will be issued in response to verified reports of bad behavior in Overwatch.
“In Overwatch, that means anything from abusive chat, harassment, in-game spam, match inactivity (being intentionally AFK), and grieving. If you see someone engaging in any of these types of behaviours, report them. Players in violation will be silenced, suspended, or even banned from the game as a result. ”
Blizzard also announced more long-term efforts to improve the Overwatch in-game community.
“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”.
Blizzard also addressed the lack of reporting options for consoles and assured that it will be fixed in the coming months. Internal testing is currently taking place to implement similar reporting options. Also it’s now not unknown that a new character, Doomfist is coming to the game and he is Overwatch’s first proper villain.
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