Blizzard games recently updated the team-based shooter game, Overwatch, with a hidden patch for Xbox One consoles that will disable voice chat for players with “Avoid Me” badges. These badges identify players who’ve been repeatedly reported on Xbox platform for toxic behaviour like bullying.
Although the offenders will be allowed to stay in the same matchmaking pool, disabled voice communications have the potential of reducing abuse. Earlier, these “toxic” players were placed into separate matchmaking pools which led to higher time in finding matches.
Some users on Reddit claim that players report anyone playing poorly or too well, giving them liberty to abuse the feature without significant reasons.
Nearly three decades since the original Metroid launched on the NES, Nintendo is all set to release a 2D reboot of the action platformer. The reboot, aptly named Metroid: Samus Returns, is headed to the Nintendo 3DS and will be launched on 15th September.
Metroid: Samus Returns will feature the protagonist from Metroid II, Samus Aran, who travels to SR388, the home planet of the Metroids, in order to destroy the parasitic monsters. The game starts off with a limited arsenal of weapons and abilities for the protagonist, with new items being added as the player progresses.
Nintendo is expected to release the game on other platforms like Android, but the company has revealed no information regarding the matter yet.