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Overwatch players demand fix for bug robbing them of SR

Published: 10/Nov/2020 18:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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A brutal SR bug has been ruining Overwatch’s ranked mode for a long time, and players are calling on Blizzard to finally fix the problem.

The bug occurs when players leave a match after someone else from their team has already done so. When someone leaves, the game will begin a short countdown. After the countdown finishes, if the original leaver hasn’t returned, the game lets you quit without being suspended from ranked play.

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While this may seem good on paper, because no one likes playing out the rest of a game down a man, the problem arises in the following match. According to players, if you end up winning your next match after leaving, you will gain very little SR.

Normally, winning a match can net you around 25 SR, so to only see your rank increase by three or five is very disheartening, especially when most ranks have 500 SR of separation.

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This bug can be brutal for players close to ranking up.

Discussion about the bug began on Reddit in a post titled: “End match if more than 50% of the players leave for 2 minutes.”

User spasmodic1, who didn’t know about the SR bug, was wondering why the game was allowed to continue if only one person from a team refused to leave.

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“That stupid bug that makes you get an SR penalty the next game even if you leave after it says that you’re allowed to is still a problem,” explained nattfjaril8. “I would leave if I could, I don’t particularly enjoy being stuck in an unwinnable game either.”

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Winning a match should earn you way more than 3 SR.

Others even stated that the bug has been around since 2017, meaning that in three years, Blizzard hasn’t fixed it.

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“This bug indeed STILL exists and has existed for years. If you leave and win your next game, you’ll get 1-5 SR,” a user complained.

Hopefully, with so many people fed up with the bug, Blizzard can finally implement some sort of fix especially with Overwatch 2 still on the horizon.