I stopped using voice chat because I’m a gay effeminate guy with a voice that I very commonly am mistaken to be a woman for, so sometimes I may or may not receive harassment based on this or friend requests every other match.
On a few occasions, however, I get called a ‘weird trans’ or ‘retard tr*nny’ etc. It’s not common, but it’s not uncommon either, and it’s mostly because I’ve been suffering from really bad chest congestion that has left me with a raspy-ish voice and me clearing my throat constantly (acid reflux over a few years has caused some damage to my esophagus).
It’s really awful how people can behave, especially online where they know they can get away with personal attacks. It’s destroyed my self-esteem and after a while, I just refuse to use voice comms now which sucks as someone who solely plays competitive. I’ll get on half the time, but I wont speak, and as a healer main that’s pretty crucial when you need help.
But the people on Overwatch can just be so nasty and evil and I don’t see my reports giving me the popup feedback that lets me know punishment was given and it just makes me feel even worse because it’s hard to punish players over what they said on voice comm.
People suck, and I’m sorry we have to go through this. I know how it can feel to be a girl player, and it sucks to be a gay player too, and I get attacked from both ends. :\