Online multiplayer games are filled with various trolls and toxic Players, and “Overwatch” is also filled with these kinds of gamers. Calling them annoying is an understatement as it can be extremely frustrating to lose a game you know you could have won. Similarly, we play Video Games to have fun and not to be attacked online by random strangers. Thankfully, Blizzard has implemented a report feature to help weed them out. Just recently, the developers have beefed up the report system to let you know if your report actually pushed through or not.

Reporting players in ‘Overwatch’

The report button is a staple feature in multiplayer video games as there will always be that one player who loves to harass others or throw games. Blizzard has been very strict with this feature as they prioritize the safety and welfare of their players. According to Dot Esports, the developers announced that they would be enhancing their penalty system back in July, but many fans had been skeptical about how effective it was.

Because of this, Blizzard has begun sending out emails to “Overwatch” players who have been using the report feature. One “Overwatch” player posted on Reddit and confirmed that the company is really taking things seriously as one of the emails read that they have effectively punished the cheating suspect.

Blizzard didn’t go into detail about the punishment, however, it’s still assuring to know that they are trying their best to make a toxic-free environment.

As for console players, on the other hand, they still lack a proper report feature. This has been a heavily requested mechanic, and Blizzard is currently working on providing them with one.

They are undergoing internal testing, and their goal is to implement a similar reporting system with that of the PC version. Similarly, they also plan to improve both versions along the way.

PTR Update

That aside, the “Overwatch” PTR has just gotten a recent update which adds the new Deathmatch mode. Players on the PC will be able to try out the Free-For-All and Team Deathmatch arcade mode which should be a nice change of pace from the typical escort or control missions.

There are also a few changes for certain characters like Roadhog and Junkrat. Blizzard has yet to reveal when they plan on patching this into the game, but seeing as how the Summer Games 2017 is still live, there’s a chance that the mode won’t be included until after the event.