Overwatch Competitive Play’s Going to Have Harsh Punishments for Quitters
Overwatch is one of the most popular FPS games on different gaming platforms such as the PC and the Xbox One and Playstation 4 game consoles.
Blizzard is committed to bringing a great gaming experience to its loyal fans and in Overwatch, they’re going to up the ante.
When playing FPS games online, there are bound to be a lot of quitters. Quitters are defined as people who abruptly leaves gaming sessions.
When I was still playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I’ve come across a lot of quitters. There are many reasons why they quit. One probable reason is that their team is losing. Second, they have errands to do. And third, they might just be sore losers who cannot accept defeat.
Well, Overwatch is also experiencing that in Quick matches. Quick match is a game mode where you fight against other players online.
There is already a penalty for people leaving Quick matches but they are going to increase the penalties when their new feature will arrive.
Jeff Kaplan, the game’s director, said that the Overwatch competitive play will be released next week.
It’s going to be a seasonal competitive play where each season lasts for 3 months. During those 3 months, you are expected to complete every match you’ve joined.
In a recent forum post, Kaplan tells the public that they are going to impose some serious punishment for quitters.
If you continuously quit games before they end in competitive play, you will be penalized with a 75% XP reduction. Leveling up in Overwatch is increasingly difficult the higher your level is and when you are penalized with this much reduction in your EXP gain, you’re going to have a hard time increasing your levels.
Now, if you think the EXP reduction is bad enough, wait until you hear this next part. Jeff Kaplan said that whenever you continue leaving games after you’ve been penalized with the EXP reduction, you will be banned from entering competitive play up to a full season.
In other words, after you’ve been penalized with the EXP reduction and you still keep quitting games abruptly, you will not be able to join competitive plays for increasing periods of time (again, up to a full season or 3 months).
Currently, quitters are penalized with a 25% reduction in EXP gain, which isn’t much. But, with the new punishment, players would really have to think twice before quitting any match in competitive play early.
Now, I just want to veer away from the negativity for a bit and tell you that entering competitive play is going to net you some really cool rewards.
If you do good in competitive play, you will be rewarded with golden weapons. All of your characters will have golden weapons and from the looks of it, they look absolutely amazing.
It still remains to be seen if this new punishment system will deter players from quitting, though.
Overwatch’s competitive play will be released in next week’s patch and it should be available on the PC and the Xbox One and Playstation 4 game consoles.