Overwatch 2 players suggest increased penalty for leaving competitive games

Overwatch 2 players have put their heads together to find a higher penalty for leaving competitive games, suggesting that dropouts should have their own queue where they are matched with other like-minded dropouts. While Blizzard has instituted more severe penalties for dropping out of competitive play in Overwatch 2, some players feel that the developers haven’t done a good job of providing a healthier gaming experience. Now, they have a suggestion for Blizzard to keep these dropouts from ruining their games.

Due to the cancellation of Overwatch 2’s PvE campaign mode, Blizzard drew criticism from many players, with some even asking others to boycott the game as a result of this decision. Overwatch 2 executive producer Jared Neuss had to respond to widespread complaints about scrapped PvE features, saying the hero shooter will still receive story missions and co-op events. It looks like gamers are up in arms again, this time over those who have abandoned competitive gaming.

The Overwatch 2 community agreed that dropouts should have their own queue, where they are pitted against each other. A Reddit user who goes by Miltaire was the first to provide this suggestion, which many players in the comments feel is something Blizzard could use to reduce the number of dropouts. If developers combine them, they stop ruining the competitive games of respectable players. This idea actually resembles Dota 2’s punishment plan, which puts toxic players who leave games more than once in the low priority queue.

In the comments, many players praised this idea for the possible benefits it could bring to Overwatch 2’s competitive system, with some stating that the penalty for leaving games should be much more severe. Some players have also pointed out that nobody cares if quitters trash an unranked game. It’s no secret that Overwatch 2 has a problem with individuals dropping out of games frequently, with players hoping Blizzard will address this as soon as possible.

Overwatch 2 players previously hinted at a new feature for the game’s Auto Queue system that allows players to cancel automatic matchmaking at the end of a game. They said that the developers should add an icon to the HUD that would let them know when their support teammates were killed. Another suggestion provided by the Overwatch 2 community also urged Blizzard to add the ability for support players to see their teammates’ health bars in the top left corner of the screen.

Unfortunately, dropouts aren’t the only problem Overwatch 2 players have encountered in their competitive play. Some angry players are even going so far as to intentionally release their games to protest Blizzard’s canceled PvE plans. Developers have not yet taken measures to prevent this toxicity.

Overwatch 2 is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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