Online titles always have a way of bringing out the worst in people. And the best. Which is why the former always tends to stick out even when it might only represent a tiny fraction of the community. As part of Blizzard's ongoing efforts to create a more welcoming Overwatch environment as of next week it will start dishing out permanent bans.
And, it sounds pretty serious.
Starting Wednesday, September 27, any player who accumulates three or more seasonal bans may be permanently banned from Competitive Play, removing their ability to participate in any future matches in that mode.
There's no way that Blizzard would implement such harsh measures without the need for it, so the situation must be causing a lot of issues for players. Also, Blizzard notes that "once an account is permanently banned, it currently cannot return to good standing".
For more info on the ban, head here
. And remember, if you join a match and see Hanzo on your team, stick it out to the end.