The next Overwatch patch includes something that console players have been asking for since the game launched. The player reporting feature, which has been on PC for a long time, is finally making its way to PS4 and Xbox One. Patch version 1.14 will be the patch that contains that feature.

Game director Jeff Kaplan revealed the news on the Blizzard forums earlier. This is the same patch being tested on the PTR, with the new deathmatch and team deathmatch modes.

“Thanks for being so patient with us,” Kaplan said.

Also, it’s important to note the reporting system and punishments are very much an ongoing development for us. Improvements will continue over time. We are working on increased punishments for high-frequency offenders, email notifications when your reports result in disciplinary action (we’re experimenting with this right now and we’ll expand this as we refine it) and eventually notifications in the game client when your report results in disciplinary action.

The e-mail notification for accurate reports is a big addition. It should hopefully help players feel like reports don’t matter and invite players to report offenders in games. This patch does not have a release date yet.


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