Some Overwatch players (or maybe just certain online gamers in general) apparently really need some lessons in manners. Last month we brought you news that naughty vocal Xbox Overwatch players would find themselves muted. Hell, 5 months ago we told you about a Overwatch pro gamer that got benched for streaming porn. And now there's a new report of spamming over audio.
An Overwatch player has find himself on the silent end of his mic. After a few attempts at audio chatting in-game, the player realized that no one could hear him. He had been silenced. When he questioned Blizzard as to why, principal designer Scott Mercer provided him, and everyone else on Battle.net, with a clear answer.
Any form of hateful, discriminatory, obscene, or disruptive communications. Threatening or harassing another player on either team is also unacceptable, regardless of the words used. So YES, if you spam character voice lines in a way that is either disruptive or would be considered harassment, then you could be actioned.
So it's not just foul language that will get you silenced, but any form of spamming, grief, trolling or harassment will suffice to leave you screaming in the darkness without anyone being able to hear you. And this not only counts for voice chats, but in-line chats typed in without mics.
What do think about actions like this? Have you been silenced, or know someone who has, maybe someone who was unjustly silenced in your opinion? Or are you happy to see the spammers finally being cut off? Let us know.