The competitive aspect of Overwatch has been a topic of discussion among the game’s community for a rather concerning amount of time. More specifically, the debate focuses predominantly around the toxicity of competitive players, which is something that Blizzard are looking to crack down on.
It’s good to see Blizzard looking into methods of deterring this kind of behavior, and understandably many agree that this is one of the biggest issues that needs to be addressed in the shooter. However, some feel that there may be other problems that should be looked into as a priority over toxicity.
Posting on Reddit, yoshi570 believes that players not chipping in with the support and tank roles is a more pressing issue:
Seriously, this needs to be addressed as soon as possible, over everything else. Toxicity will stay at an all-time high as long as we have to rely on people’s good faith to flex support/tank roles. More than half games don’t have even one of each if I don’t do it ! And the rest never reach a two supports/two tanks ideal scenario.
It is a very valid point, and a completely legit source of frustration whilst playing Overwatch. It’s more of a cause of toxicity rather than a seperate issue, though how it could be tackled is another thing altogether. After all, how could this be policed by Blizzard? It all comes down to preference of how one plays the game, so if you’re in a group of players who don’t want to do the right thing and play as a team, then it’s going to be an annoying experience without a doubt. Unless there’s something to be brought in where players can only choose certain classes during their pick, then it is going to be something that will always remain, lest Blizzard take away a player’s freedom to choose what hero they play as.
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