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Overwatch Competitive Play rage-quitters could be banned for an entire season

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We’ve all experienced it. That moment when a game isn’t going your way and defeat is inevitable. Most of us have the guts to fight until the bitter end, something that happens frequently in Blizzard’s Overwatch when you start a round and suddenly realise that your entire team consists solely of Reaper players. It’s never fun being a man down in Overwatch, as that game has a delicate balance of teamwork where everyone has to pull their weight in battle.

And such shenanigans could be punished severely in the upcoming Competitive Play mode for Overwatch.

It’s a mode that’s designed for the fans who take Overwatch very, very seriously. People who play to win dammit, not have a good time. Which means that such teams are going to have plenty of rage-quitters. But Blizzard has a plan in place for such people, according to this screencap posted on the Overwatch sub-reddit which details bans for repeat offenders. “Repeatedly leaving games will result in a 75 [percent] penalty to XP earned,” the pop-up read, with the message appearing when leaving a game during the competitive beta.

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Additionally, you can be suspended from competitive play for increasing periods of time, up to receiving a ban for the entire season.

That’s a bit harsh, but probably deservedly so. It’s not too dissimilar to what Blizzard is already doing with the Quick Play mode in Overwatch, as first-time offenders get a warning and then a 75% reduction in experience earned until they reset the balance of completed games and abandoned matches. This also follows on from a massive ban-hammering, that saw Blizzard kick out more than 1500 cheaters from its servers.

Competitive Play is supposedly launches soon in Overwatch, so remember: Play nice. Lest you hear a Blizzard admin shout “HAMMER DOWN” on your account.

Last Updated: June 23, 2016

18 Comments

  1. I need to check my stats, but I don’t think I’ve actually abandoned a game… Is that even in the stats? *twitch*

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    • Ottokie

      June 23, 2016 at 13:37

      Yup, we don’t rage quite. We just rage and keep playing the round xD

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      • Pariah

        June 23, 2016 at 13:39

      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 23, 2016 at 13:41

        Just swear and bitch and moan and keep pushing.

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        • Ottokie

          June 23, 2016 at 13:43

          That Genji last night xD …

          (?°?°??? ???

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 23, 2016 at 13:48

            Irritatingly good Genji was F’ING IRRITATING!

          • Ottokie

            June 23, 2016 at 13:48

            Playing as a Mercy that is the stuff of nightmares when he comes right at you.

        • Pariah

          June 23, 2016 at 13:43

          So like childbirth.

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          • Ottokie

            June 23, 2016 at 13:44

            Now I will never win a round again without this quote xD

          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 23, 2016 at 13:47

            I will never know.

  2. Kromas GG

    June 23, 2016 at 13:53

    Waiting 2 days for an Overwatch post.

    I will leave this here. Please sign. Pretty please.

    Edit: It is a petition for Overwatch servers in South Africa.

    https://www.change.org/p/blizzard-investigate-south-african-overwatch-server-viability?recruiter=63435440&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink

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  3. For the Emperor!

    June 23, 2016 at 13:55

    They should ad this to HotS as well…

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  4. Yondaime

    June 23, 2016 at 13:58

    Thats ok, just do what most people do….run around doing nothing. You cant ban a person for being bad.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 23, 2016 at 14:01

      XD

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  5. Deceased

    June 23, 2016 at 14:54

    Gooood * Mr. Burns hands thing*

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  6. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 23, 2016 at 15:01

    Good

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  7. miaau

    June 24, 2016 at 08:12

    What is the difference between Rage Quitting and the internet dropping out and coming back 10 seconds later? This happens sometimes on our ADSL, either Telkom or ISP to blame.

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