Overwatch recently rolled out its new competitive play update, but it seems that one part of it has caused more pain than Blizzard might have intended. The game now features ranked matches and unique rewards, and also penalises those gamers who quit competitive matches… but it’s also penalising people with unstable internet connections, meaning that if your net literally drops out mid-match, you’re being treated like a cheater.
People who are suddenly kicked offline while playing are noticing their game history recording a loss regardless of whether their team wins, and in some cases, seeing their Skill Rating affected after seemingly rage-quitting in the middle of a game.
Happily, Blizzard is aware of the issue, with game director Jeff Kaplan reassuring fans in the Overwatch forums:
We have some fixes coming (hopefully) next week.
Of course, it’s a nice nebulous timeframe, but Kaplan did make that post on Saturday, so – hopefully – those fixes are due out some time this week… or maybe the week after. Either way, not too long to wait!
Overwatch is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.