Penalization for crash

I had my game crash (from a memory leak unrelated to overwatch) and when restarting (after PC restart) I was penalized 9 games at -75% XP for ‘leaving your last match early.’

Just wanted to say this doesn’t make me want to keep playing.

Maybe add logic to detect if the user is still logged on after suddenly exiting a match to try to detect crashes which cause premature exit which in my opinion do not warrant penalization?

EDIT: Was only quick play

Unfortunately even with non-Competitive modes, 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:


If you have feedback for the penalty system, it would need to be posted over in General Discussion. Necro’ing a 6 month old post isn’t a great way to submit constructive criticism.