New Reporting Options and the Silence Penalty

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Following our next patch release, any player who is reported multiple times under the Spam or Abusive Chat categories will, after investigation, receive a silence penalty.

Reporting Options

Report Categories & Guidelines for Use

  • Abusive Chat
    • Insults, cruelty, or ongoing harassment directed at one or more players.
    • Hate speech
    • Real life threats
  • Intentionally Feeding
    • Player intentionally and repeatedly gets their hero killed in order to anger allies or feed XP to the enemy team.
  • AFK/Non-Participation
    • Player is idle or inactive for an extended period of time during a game.
    • Player is present, but has given up or refuses to take part in the game.
  • Cheating/Botting/Hacking
    • Suspicious behavior which indicates the player may be using third-party software or hack programs to gain an advantage during a game.
  • Inappropriate Name
    • Character names or BattleTags that are offensive, insulting, bypass the mature language filter, or are otherwise considered objectionable.
  • Spam
    • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure nonsense
    • Blatant or repeated advertising for third party websites

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