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Overwatch 2 has many changes from Overwatch, including new heroes, maps, game modes, features, and more. Some features were viewed positively, some negatively, and others with some concern. One feature that has raised some concerns is Blizzard’s recording of voice chat in Overwatch 2. You may be wondering why Overwatch 2 is recording voice chat.
Similar to Valiant, Blizzard will be recording its players’ voice chat as a possibility hold negative, derogatory and others hurtful behavior, especially through language. By capturing and analyzing voice transcripts from its player base for toxic activity, Blizzard hopes to make Overwatch 2 a safer and more caring community.
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Does Overwatch 2 save your voice chat recordings?
The answer is yes – Blizzard will save temporarily Voice Chat Recordings. These recordings will automatically deleted, no later than 30 days after the initial admission. The records should be erased more quickly as the analysis is a fast process.
Whether this new feature in Overwatch 2 will be a hit or a flop remains to be seen. There are potential issues with this system that could result in false locks. Still, watch what you say while playing, be polite, and enjoy your time with Overwatch 2.
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