Sport director Jeff Kaplan famous that abusive chat is down since new options have been carried out.
Blizzard introduced it’s utilizing social media like YouTube to trace down poisonous Overwatch gamers.
Sport director Jeff Kaplan stated in a brand new developer replace, which you’ll be able to watch beneath, Blizzard has begun proactively looking out social media websites to “search for incidents of very poisonous conduct.” Kaplan particularly cited YouTube as one of many websites which Blizzard is utilizing to seek out poisonous customers. Kaplan stated Blizzard has been actioning these customers “oftentimes earlier than anyone has even reported them.”
Kaplan cited three not too long ago added Overwatch options Blizzard has been utilizing to battle toxicity: permitting console customers to report gamers, notifying players when a user they complained about has been banned, and giving in-game warnings to gamers who’ve been reported.
Kaplan stated for the reason that implementation of those options, incidents of abusive chat are down 17 p.c and participant reporting is up 20 p.c.
Blizzard has additionally been working to increase penalties for players who are repeat offenders. In September 2017, Kaplan stated a participant may face a possible everlasting ban from Aggressive if that they had been banned from a number of seasons.