‘Overwatch’ system added to CS:GO, community to police itself

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

By on May 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Valve are trying out a new ‘Overwatch’ system in the battlefields of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which will see the community policing itself and applying bans to offending players.

Respected community members selected by Valve (based on stats such as competitive wins, account age, hours played, Skill Group, low report count, and so on) will notice an Overwatch button added to the main menu allowing them to opt-in to the service.

After watching a ten minute replay video of a player reported as contain disruptive behaviour, they’ll then vote on how disruptive the player was being. The suspect’s name will be removed and all identifying features, including other players in the game and all voice and text chat, will also be removed.

Valve eventually plans for the entire system to become community-driven, but for now they’ll be reviewing and monitoring the service to make sure players get off on the right foot. Check out the FAQ at the official site here.

Source: VG247

6 comments (Leave your own)

Sounds great. Also give an incentive to report disruptive players because you wont want those players having overwatch powers.


If they’re removing chat text etc, surely it means you can only blam players who are doing in-game things like flash spam?

And what about players who do it once or twice? Sometimes in a small game or whatever you might act the fool. If some idiot reports you do you get a big slap?


Good thing Valve is giving out these overwatch powers to the initial group of players. I can see the system being abused by mates inviting mates and it all becoming corrupt.


No way to talk about the Aussie government like that BlackDeath ;)




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