Overwatch - Leavers

Agree that some leavers can be technical issues. But essentially as a result, the whole team lose out due to the leaver, as rarely will 5 win vs 6 etc. This is where it becomes frustrating.

Yes it’s just a game :slight_smile: But a game (for me anyway) where competitive is becoming less enjoyable, which is a shame.

I don’t think this is the biggest issue. I don’t believe there is anything “unfair” about having a backfill swinging the match to his team’s favor. After all, the alternative is that the team with the leaver having a numbers disadvantage and it’s mostly a guaranteed win for the other team. If we are comparing how “unfair” it is, I would say that keeping the match 6v5 is more unfair than having a backfill that may or may not swing the fight. Just as it is probable that he can carry, it is also more probable that he won’t, that is if matchmaking is doing its job correctly.

What I see as an ACTUAL issue with this solution, is that it is unfair for the player backfilling. If you are queuing for a comp match, you are expecting to start a new match and see it to the end fair and square. I don’t want to be placed in a match where I’m forced to pick someone’s slack, and whatever progress the enemy team gained while that player was out of the match. Also, my ult economy would be way behind the rest of the lobby. Nevermind the fact that I could be backfilling near the end of the match where I can’t really do anything. And all of those possibilities while my SR is on the line.

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I sincerely doubt you kept actual fair record of this. Most people are more emotionally impacted with the leaver being on their own team rather than the enemy team, and therefore more memorable to them.

But if what you saying is accurate, then you probably very unlucky.

So what you are basically saying in it that it’s our fault because we don’t 6 Stack with friends, not the guy who leaves because of “rage quit”, makes perfect sense and it clears up the “We are working on a solution, and we will get back to you. Your opinion is very important to us” response since season 1.

Why don’t I get leavers in ranked Paladins, but constantly get them in Overwatch :thinking:

What happens when I receive a deserter penalty?

  • When you desert a match a 5 day (120 hour) clock is started.
  • Each time you desert the clock starts over.
  • The deserter penalty that prevents you from joining match queues has four tiers and they are as follows:
    • 10 minutes
    • 30 minutes
    • 4 hours
    • 24 hours
  • You must not have deserted for 120 hours (5 days) to have your deserter count reset to zero.

Thats why


This is something that I am anticipating that the development team is considering. League of Legends has a more effective system which keeps you in queue for a fixed amount of time before you are considered for a match. This is called a low-priority queue.


If youre losing, dont leave, just wait out the match and do your best! and, i hate to break it to you, sr does not matter

why cant overwatch have that system as well? its obviously better!

you have a nintendo switch? Cool!

This is something I have been vouching for myself. Again, Scott Mercer recently mentioned there are plans to clamp down on bad leaver behavior. Hopefully soon.

arent you one of those special overwatch makers? can you ask the maker to suggest a new healer please?? and not an AoE healer, those are the ones people get angry about.

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Wow, cool!! then you can contact the maker of overwatch?

Thank you for the prompt reply, and I am glad that the OW dev team is looking into this

tell him to make a healer for us!! pleeassee!!! uwu

I do not maintain a direct contact with the development team themselves though I have met with them on special occasions (like BlizzCon).

In regards to new heroes, there will be several new heroes coming out when Overwatch 2 launches which will include multiple Tank and Support heroes. Learn more about Overwatch 2’s development here:

then how can you tell them?? uwu

Like all players, I provide feedback about what I would like to see in the game here on the forums for everyone to read. (Though I rarely post new topics about things I want to see in Overwatch.)

im subscribing to your channel!! im the one with a cute reaper icon ok?

and also, can i be your friend in overwatch?