Is Overwatch as toxic as it's made out to be?

Discussion in 'Overwatch Talk' started by Monstagh, Jul 23, 2019.

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  1. Monstagh

    Monstagh Member


    For a while I've been considering getting Overwatch, it looks like a cool game, but I'm worried that the community is very toxic and unpleasant. I don't want to be receiving unpleasant messages every match or insulted over game chat which I've heard is common as well as trolling and farming newbs.

    Thanks for any advice :D
  2. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    Nah, it's fine. And super easy to mute people in chat and talk. Fun characters, fun gameplay, and when you get a good team, really fun to win.
  3. sydneato

    sydneato Member

    Man from what I've seen, the OW community is one of the nicer ones out there. Obviously you'll run into some dickheads, but generally the community tends to be pretty nice. Tell your teammates when they do a good job, be nice to people, and you'll generally get the same back.
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  4. Monstagh

    Monstagh Member

    Thank you guys :D
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  5. CXTKRS1

    CXTKRS1 Member

    Stay out of QP if you communicate when playing comp then you should be fine.
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  6. imReqi

    imReqi Well-Known Member

    I started playing Overwatch a few months ago and I found the community to be much more positive that what I expected. GGs from multiple people after tough losses on both sides.

    Like an above poster said, you will find a toxic person from time to time, but my experience thus far has been positive.

    And when you get a good game, with a good's easy to see why OW is so popular. It's really fun and addictive.
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  7. quinnpm

    quinnpm New Member

    Yea, it's fairly clean. Though the toxic people you do find are so over the top. Just when you do run into those toxic people, don't let them get to you.
  8. DarthSpartan

    DarthSpartan New Member

    In fact, I believe Blizzard will not tolerance offense or any negative comments anymore. All you have to do is to report that player and the Blizzard will review it and either ban that player from playing or give them a warning. I reported some toxic players and never heard from them again. So, you're good .
  9. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    Be careful not to let people troll you. It can be pretty funny to do.
  10. KittyKat1988

    KittyKat1988 New Member

    I haven't ever had abusive messages when playing Overwatch. I have had to mute a lot of people who leave their mic's on all the time and spend the game blasting music or their parents/siblings are yelling in the background the entire time.
    Their rating system to weed out unpleasant people works well and people are keen to endorse team-mates / opponents that are good too for the XP and loot boxes.
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  11. cabige123

    cabige123 New Member

    no its not
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  12. AkameTokyo

    AkameTokyo New Member

    To be honest, yeah
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