With the report system being abused, Valve released a small update on November 15 that plans to improve the report system of the game.
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For the reports, they have removed Intentional Feeding and Ability Abuse. Instead, it is now replaced by Disruptive Gameplay, and a Cheating or MMR Abuse option is added to report players who may be scripting, smurfing, or boosting.
As for the Communication Reports, players who will report an enemy with this option will no longer be accepted if the enemy did not communicate via all chat. For players reporting allies, it will no longer be accepted if the ally did not use any form of communication throughout the game.
Before this update, players can only report enemies for Communication Abuse, but now they can now be reported for Cheating or MMR Abuse. This report will also be used to help the matchmaking’s boosting and cheating detection algorithms.
With this new system, players are now only required to select one report category. They have also added the Communication Reports in the conduct summary as they updated behavior score adjustments for the report types.
Lastly, they have fixed the issue that allowed players to have a greater number of reports. Because of this, they have also adjusted the low priority and behavior score penalties of players who were affected by this issue.
Will this be the end of report abuse? Share your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned for more!