Blizzard Reports 40% Drop In Overwatch Player Toxicity
Mike Sanders / 5 months ago
This basically allowed players to praise others who behaved well and report those who didn’t. In regard to the latter, Blizzard has certainly been working hard to follow through on the reports with many players having received silences, suspensions or permanent bans.
The endorsement system, which allows players to ‘thank’ other players have proven to be a very popular function. This
This has, by proxy, led to an overall better environment and a reported
26.4% drop in abusive language in competitive modes.
What Do We Think?
Blizzard pledged to keep Overwatch a positive place for players and, for the most part, they have been more than a little successful in this regard.
There are some who criticise the report system as too easily open to abuse. Particularly since the jury is out whether Blizzard actually does monitor the reported chat or if they simply let reports accrue to a certain point before action is taken.
It is, however, something of a minor miracle that for a first person shooter, playing Overwatch is a pretty pleasant experience!
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!