Can You Give People 30 Seconds?

My friend just DC’d right before the match began.

NO time to rejoin.

Match canceled.

Lost 65 SR.

You know how infuriating that is, Blizz? In your system, you know how crappy it feels to have to gain back THAT much SR? 2-3 wins, is what it takes.

I’d ask that you give people 30 seconds or so.

People DO try to re-join. I’m sure the rest of the players in the match will sit and goof off in chat for 30 measly seconds, in order to give someone a chance to save that 50-65 SR loss.

The game is just chock full infuriating stuff like that. Players have expressed their frustration. I just don’t get this masochistic approach of ramming the most infuriating things down players’ throats. MOST players are just trying to have fun, hopefully rank up some.

I hope there are some major updates coming for OW in general, with the sole aim of making it less frustrating. That’s one place to start. Give people a little time to rejoin at the start of a match. I know i’ll wait.

Rejoining a game without penalty is only possible during certain phases of the game and within a timely manner. If you leave a game either during the pre-game or during the first minute of the game, the game will automatically cancel (remember the 10 second rule does not apply to the leaver, but as a warning to other players that the match will cancel). You can rejoin the match during the initial hero selection screen if you are lucky enough to quickly reconnect though.

Otherwise, you can only rejoin any-time after one-minute of match time has passed up until the match completes. However you only have two minutes to do so without penalty. If you rejoin a match after two-minutes, you will still automatically be marked with a loss an be penalized with a -50 SR cut and a ten-minute suspension. This rule ensures that no one can abusive the leaver system by attempting to return to a match after deliberately leaving in order to avoid such penalties. Furthermore leaving three or more times in a single match will result in an automatic penalty. If you fail to return to a match by the time it ends normally (regardless of match result) you will be penalized.

Unfortunately all disconnections and game crashes counts as leaving the match and will be penalized appropriately. The game server has no way to discern a legitimate disconnection or game crash from one that is forcefully caused by a dishonest player to bypass leaver penalties. You can learn about this policy here:

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Thanks for the post, but i do understand how it works now.

I’m just saying… give people a bit more time to re-connect.


You’re green again! :smiley: