Overwatch’s newest heroes: Blizzard’s crack team of YouTube troll-hunters

Overwatch developer update, Jeff Kaplan

In an update yesterday, Blizzard took a break from its usual schedule of new maps and new heroes to address one of Overwatch's biggest problems: toxic players. In any online game that relies on teamwork between six total strangers, toxicity is going to be a problem; for Overwatch, with its teamwork-heavy strategy, throwing and griefing is ruining the game for some.

To tackle the problem, Blizzard isn't just relying on in-game reporting. In a developer update, director Jeff Kaplan revealed that the Overwatch team is proactively monitoring social media, including YouTube and Twitch, to find footage of players trolling in-game, and ban any offenders.

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