Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Overwatch Increasing Penalties For Bad Behavior

In a forum post today, Overwatch community manager Lylirra announces improvements to the reporting and penalty system. Effective immediately they will be "we will be issuing increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior."

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This is a great step. Having played and quit playing Overwatch twice due to griefing and general BS in the gameplay, I'm very happy to hear that Blizzard will be stepping up their efforts to combat people intentionally ruining the fun and competitive nature of the game, while making sure that the report system isn't abused.

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.

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