Currently, there is no way to report players who take part in cheating or griefing in the Xbox One or PS4 versions of Overwatch. This means that there isn’t anything the vast majority of us can do to stop our gaming session being ruined. In a huge thread over on battle.net, entitled: “Blizzard please listen to our complaints”, game director for Overwatch Jeff Kaplan has confirmed that Overwatch player reporting will be coming to the console versions before summer.
He goes on to state: “I don’t have an exact ETA because there are many moving parts to make this happen. My hope is that everything locks into place before summer… or sooner. But we’re at the mercy of things beyond our control on this one and we’ve been working super hard to make it happen.”
In the same post, Kaplan responds to the community’s desire to revert the nerfing of heroes Torbjorn and Symmetra: “We’ve been watching them closely. Up until recently they were performing in lockstep with PC. Recently they’ve begun to diverge a little bit so we’re taking a look at them now and we’ll consider adjusting them.”
The Overwatch team have shown that they do indeed listen to direct complaints from fans, on top of providing continuous entertainment in the form of events, like the latest Year of the Rooster event, which will be kicking off today. Tell us what you think of the promise to deliver on Overwatch player reporting in the comments below.