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Overwatch: Permanent bans in Competitive Play are coming next week


Overwatch is one of our favourite multiplayer games to play and the game is just getting better and better, with the most recent example being the massive update that introduced the new map, Junkertown and much more. Earlier this month, Blizzard revealed that some much-needed changes are coming to the game’s reporting and punishment systems.

Now, I am pleased to report that those who repeatedly ruin other players’ time in Competitive Play will get slapped with a permanent ban. Overwatch community manager, Josh Engen, took to the game’s forums on Battle.net, announcing that permanent Competitive Play bans are incoming, explaining that:

Over the last few months, we’ve made several changes to the game as part of our ongoing effort to build a better, more welcoming experience. These changes include increasing the severity of penalties for poor in-game behavior, adding a reporting system on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and piloting a program to notify players via email whenever their reports result in an action.

Next week, we’re taking another step to help reduce unwelcome behavior by implementing permanent bans for Competitive Play. Starting Wednesday, September 27, any player who accumulates three or more seasonal bans may be permanently banned from Competitive Play, removing their ability to participate in any future matches in that mode.” – Source

The best thing about all this is that the seasonal and permanent bans will not decay over time. What this means is that if a player incurs their third seasonal ban, no matter how much time has passed between bans, they will be eligible for a permanent ban from Competitive Play. This permanent ban will be, well, permanent, which means that the account won’t be able to return to good standing.

What do you think about the implementation of permanent bans for repeat offenders in Overwatch’s Competitive Play? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Battle.net

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Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.