Is Blizzard going to punish those who cheat in Overwatch? Can this community please be less toxic?
Overwatch is easily one of the most popular games in recent memory. However, there is a catch to this in that it can be one of the biggest cheating games in history. Many players from all over the world are trying their hardest to up their chances of winning by various hacks and programs. What’s worse, the Overwatch community has been labeled as “toxic” because of the harassment players give one another. Well, on Battle.net, Blizzard promises to put an end to that on the PC side of things by increasing the penalty system of the game
“In Overwatch, that means anything from abusive chat, harassment, in-game spam, match inactivity (being intentionally AFK), and griefing,” reads the post.
What’s more, they’re going to take even bigger steps to ensure that your requests and reports of players is heard and reported and penalized accurately:
“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”.