The Overwatch developer updates are a great way to take Blizzard's temperature on the place they really feel the sport goes and will go, however this week it strikes a tone extra like an after faculty particular as recreation director Jeff Kaplan discusses the growing drawback of participant toxicity.
As a multiplayer recreation, Overwatch has lots of people who take the sport severely and take it out on different gamers, or individuals who harass others simply as a matter in fact. Within the video, Kaplan pronounces reporting system has lastly been applied on consoles, and a lot of the 480,000 disciplinary actions they’ve taken on accounts has been due to participant reporting. He additionally explains that they're working onerous to have in-game notifications for when a participant's reporting has result in motion, as the present course of is simply by way of e-mail.
Kaplan acknowledges that the important thing to combating toxicity is the participant base and the builders working collectively to repair it and acknowledges his personal failures in on-line habits up to now. He additionally assures followers that the builders engaged on these options are ones engaged on different options like Replays and aren't faraway from the core workers.
Take a look at the developer replace beneath.
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