Sci-tech

Overwatch Bug Causes Seasonal Bans and Devastating Skill Rating Loss

Overwatch Bug Causes Seasonal Bans and Devastating Skill Rating Loss”

Overwatch has had its fair share of quirks in the past, but nothing seems to be as severe as its new bug. According to reports, the problem occurs when the player leaves a game session right at the moment when information is being loaded; obviously it is very hard to measure the moment this happens, but at the beginning players return to the standby screen, the system tries to assign a new session but fails, returns to the standby screen and so on. When this happens, Overwatch goes into a "waiting for players" state and will always fail when trying to find a match. Blizzard said in a forum post that it's aware of the issue, and in addition to fixing the problem, it plans to un-ban players and restore their SR.

Following reports and social media posts from the small amount of affected players, Blizzard has now commented on the issue.

"This bug is a high priority for our team, and we're working on a fix to prevent further instances of it occurring as we speak", Kaplan said. A rare Overwatch bug has affected around 200 accounts, eating up the skill ratings they earned and banning them from Competitive Play for the entire season despite having no history of leaving matches early or being kicked due to inactivity.

It was initially not entirely clear if these bans were the result of a bug or justified responses to some unperceived sleights by the players as only around 200 accounts were affected. And although very few players have been affected, those who were have been vocal about it and some want to know why Blizzard wasn't on top of this already. This bug causes players to lose their skill rating progress and receive a season ban from Competitive Play. A bug like this could completely jeopardize the success of its esports league and so the developer will need to be proactive.

Overwatch is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.



Like this

loading...

Latest


28 September 2017
Citigroup Inc. Reiterates €123.00 Price Target for Merck KGaA (FRA:MRK)
Moreover, Woodstock has 1.65% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 27. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.07/share and a low EPS of $0.97/share.

28 September 2017
Penn State coach James Franklin discusses balancing needs of Saquon Barkley
Offensively, Penn State football averages 40.5 points and 496.5 total yards (282.5 in passing and 214.0 in rushing) per game . He has rushed for 518 yards and four touchdowns in four games and has caught 23 passes for 335 yards and two more scores.

28 September 2017
Analysts See $0.15 EPS for Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS)
Barclays Capital upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) on Tuesday, February 21 to "Equal Weight" rating. The company's 50-day moving average is 253.84GBX and its 200-day moving average is 250.88GBX.

28 September 2017
Nigeria pulls out of 90 global bodies - Adeosun
Our subscriptions are in arrears in a number of major organisations", she said. "The committees are due to come back in the next two weeks with the final figures".

28 September 2017
Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan keen to improve to keep starting place
However, Mourinho was keen to emphasise Mkhitaryan is not a guaranteed starter at Arena CSKA. I'm not saying Mkhitaryan starts the match tomorrow.

28 September 2017
Iranian museums, historical sites to offer free entry on September 27
The impending flights to the USA by the national carrier will make worldwide connectivity even easier. They welcome anyone and everyone to come along get involved and get talking about World Tourism Day .

28 September 2017
Father killed while walking with teenage son in Bronx
Police said the victim's son had been feuding with gang members in recent months and may be a member of a rival gang. Police say they found 39-year-old Pedro Sanchez Almonte, of the Bronx, unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head.

28 September 2017
Celgene Corporation (CELG) Insider Terrie Curran Sells 1727 Shares of Stock
The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.82 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.21. Heading into the stock price potential, Celgene Corporation needs to grow just 8.61% to cross its median price target of $156.

28 September 2017
Malaysians banned from going to North Korea
The Foreign ministry said the travel band would be reviewed once the situation has returned to normal. However, Wisma Putra did not state if North Koreans are allowed to enter Malaysia.

28 September 2017
Here's how Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals handled national anthem
Trump noted in this tweets that the team stood for the anthem: "Big progress being made- we all love our country". There was at least one player who planned to take a knee during the anthem.