Harsher Punishments For “Bad Behavior” In Overwatch

One thing I can’t stand in multiplayer matches are people that go out of their way to piss other players off. Whether it’s through griefing, cheating, or just plain talking too much shit. Unfortunately cheating and trolling are a part of any multi-player game and Overwatch is no exception. However, Overwatch developers Blizzard has stated that they will now start administering harsher punishments for players who exhibit what they consider “bad behavior.” Not only that but they have announced that the reporting system will finally be brought over to the PS4 and Xbox One. Personally I think this is a good thing for those of us who like to play the game and have some friendly competition. 

“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,” Blizzard explained on its forums. To this end, effective immediately, we will be issuing increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior. Also, we are actively working on the feature and have many elements of undergoing internal testing right now. Our goal is to implement similar reporting options as are currently available on PC, and any improvements made to PC between now and when it’s available.”

Of course any report must first be substantiated however, here are some things that you can be reported for; abusive chat, harassment, in game spam, match inactivity, and griefing. Blizzard has said that punishments may include; silencing, suspending, or straight up banning guilty player’s accounts. So definitely be aware of your actions Nerd Nation because you could find yourself being banned from the game you love. Hopefully these changes will make for a less toxic gaming community and better matches. We here at Nerdgasm Needs are avid players of Overwatch and enjoy meeting new people in our gaming community.

Overwatch gets a new update and it’s new character Doomfist. The update is due out tomorrow, July 27. As always, we want to hear what you think about this. Are you glad that Blizzard is cracking down on bad behavior in Overwatch or do you think they should lighten up a bit?  Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, on the Facebook page or on any of our other social media pages. Also check out our latest Overwatch game play video below and check out YouTube page for more awesome gaming content.

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