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New Anti-Toxic Measures Put in Place & Rexxar Added

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 08, 2015  | Comments

New Anti-Toxic Measures Put in Place & Rexxar Added - Heroes of the Storm -

Blizzard has added a new feature in the latest update to Heroes of the Storm called the "Silence Penalty" in an effort to prevent a "toxic community" from forming in the highly competitive game. In addition, the Eternal Conflict event is now concluded and Warcraft hero, Rexxar, has been added to the game.

The Silence Penalty will take effect if a player is reported for abusive chat on a repetitive basis. They will not be able to communicate in any in-game, general or custom chat channels and will not be able to whisper anyone except those already on their friends list. The Silence Penalty has a 24-hour duration and each subsequent penalty will double in duration from that point forward. There is no maximum amount of time a player can be silenced. Other players will be made aware of the Silence Penalty thanks to a special orange speech bubble next to the player's name in game.

You can read the full patch notes at the link above and more about the Silence Penalty on the Heroes of the Storm site.

What about you? Do you think the Silence Penalty will be effective in curbing a toxic community? Leave us your thoughts.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom