Toxicity in game communities is not a new topic.
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Chris Metzen, who needs no introduction, recently sat down for a chat with Scott Johnson, podcaster for The Instance.
Toxic players need to be dealt with.
We mentioned last month that Blizzard is working on AI specifically to fight toxicity in Overwatch -- but that doesn't mean they're not also working on other methods right now.
Earlier this week, Heroes of the Storm Community Manager Nate Valenta announced the game was rolling out new technology to assist in validating reports of abusive chat.
Blizzard has made it no secret it's being aggressive in its battle against toxicity in Overwatch.
Abuse and toxicity have kind of become rampant in gaming, so much so that we're all aware of whose mother has done what in various competitive voice chats.
Twitch announced an overhaul of its community guidelines and moderation policies this week and clarified its position on a number of behaviors that could cause a streamer to be banned or suspended.
The latest Overwatch developer update from Papa Jeff tackles a pair of hot community topics -- notably the ongoing issues of toxicity and overall hero balance in the game.